How to Create a Password in Windows

How to Create a Password in Windows 8/7/ Vista/XP to Protect Your Computer

2013-10-09 09:38:57 / Posted by Michael Eric to Windows Tips
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The first line of defense between your computer and individuals trying to physically or virtually access our system is a strong system password. Using a password keeps your file and information private if more than one person shares the PC since the Windows system allows us to configure our computer to prompt for a password when the machine boots up. So let's check how to create a password in Windows.

We should learn the steps to set a password in Windows according to different operating systems. The step of which for Windows 8 is different from that of other operating systems. Let's see them separately.

How to Create a Password in Windows 8?

Passwords are more important than ever because some Windows 8 accounts can have a credit card attached to them. Fortunately, to set up a password is very simple.

  • Step 1. Press Windows + C with a keyboard, click the Setting icon, and then click the words "Change PC Settings".

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  • Step 2. In the PC setting screen, click the User category on the left. The Your Account screen appears.

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  • Step 3. Click the Create a password button.

Thus, reenter the newly created password and then we can choose a password hint to help remember the password when forgetting it. Thus we have created a Windows 8 password successfully.

How to Create a Password in Windows 7/Vista?

Actually, the instruction for creating a password in Windows 7 and Windows Vista are the same. Let's check it now.

  • Step 1. Click on "Start" and then "Control Panel".

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  • Step 2. Click on the "User Accounts and Family Safety" link.
  • Step 3. Click on the User Accounts link.
  • Step 4. In the Make changes to your user account area of the User Accounts window, click the "Create a password for your account" link.

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  • Step 5. After reentering the password, you're asked to "Type a password hint".

How to Create a Password in Windows XP?

  • Step 1. Click on "Start" and then "Control Panel".

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  • Step 2. Click on the "User Accounts" link.
  • Step 3. In the "pick an account to change" area of the "User Accounts" window, click on your Windows XP user name.

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  • Step 4. Choose the "Create a password" link.
  • Step 5. After reentering the password, click the "Create Password" button to confirm your new password.

Actually, it's highly recommended to create a password reset disk for Windows 8/7/ Vista/XP in case being locked out of computer. However, if you have forgotten the password and have no password reset disk, Windows Password Recovery can help you crack the password with only a few clicks no matter which Windows operating system we're running.

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