How to Access Windows Security Settings

by David Downs

Windows Security Setting Access is designed to offer easy and intuitive control of the Windows environment for home users. There are a myriad of ways to get to Windows Security settings depending on your version of Windows, be it XP, Vista or Windows 7.

Finding Windows Security

Most versions of Windows ship with a default "Start" button in the bottom left corner of the screen. Click on it.

The "Start" button will bring up a window, click on "Control Panel."

When the control panel window pops up, click on "Security." You are now at the Windows Security Screen.

For further help, consult the "Help" program from the start menu, or look online at


About the Author

Award-winning journalist David Downs covers the arts and technology for major international magazines and newspapers like "Wired," "Rolling Stone," the "Los Angeles Times" and the "San Francisco Chronicle." He began writing professionally in 2000 and holds a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from the University of California, Santa Barbara.