Logging into your Lesley-issued Windows computer after a password change

Modified on Fri, 31 Mar 2023 at 02:05 PM

In order to change your Lesley password at the https://password.lesley.edu site, you should be either on the Lesley network or using the Pulse VPN if at all possible.  Doing so will allow you to log into your Lesley-issued Windows laptop with your new password following the steps below. 

Note: Please remember your old password until you have successfully logged into your laptop using the new password in case you have any issues with logging in with your new password.  If you can't log into the laptop with your new password, and have forgotten your old password, please contact Information Technology at it@lesley.edu, or call 617.349.8770.

Logging in with your new password while on the Lesley network or the Pulse VPN

1. Change your password at the https://password.lesley.edu site.

2. Wait 15 minutes and then lock your computer screen. See instructions below.

3. Log back into your computer using your new password.  

4. If the new password doesn't work to log into the computer, type in your old password and wait 15 minutes to try again to log in with the new password.

Locking your computer screen

1. Hold down the Control (Ctrl), Alt and Delete buttons.

2. Press Lock from the menu shown in the window that opens.

Screenshot of ctrl, alt and delete window

3. You will be at your login screen. Press any key or the task bar to bring up the login window.

4. Enter your new password.

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