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I do this on a regular basis and I always use this following PowerShell: Set-SPManagedAccount -UseExistingPassword -Identity I don't usually reboot but it never hurts. For identity, use the full login name. After you hit enter, PowerShell will ask for the new password. I find this a lot quicker than using the GUI.
You should get the search benefits right away, you won't get some of the UI components until the visual upgrade is done. I remember being in a BA Insight presentation a couple months ago where they talked about upgrading to get the backend services like search but stay on the 2010 UI until ready.
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