How to Add a Windows Password Login

by Contributor

An easy and quick way to protect your computer from hackers, nosy members of your network and other Internet threats is to create a Windows login password. The instructions vary depending on whether your home network uses a domain or a work group. Read on to learn how to add a Windows password login.

Add a Password for a Computer on a Domain

Click the Windows "Start" button. Click "Control Panel." Open "User Accounts."

Choose the name of the user account you wish to protect with a password. Select "Create a new password."

Pick a strong password. It should contain at least eight characters and be a combination of lower and upper case letters, numbers and symbols. Use a password that's different from ones you've used in the past that does not contain your real name or other words that could be guessed easily.

Enter the password. Enter it again in the confirmation box.

Add a hint that describes the password in case the user forgets it. Select "Create password."

Add a Password for a Computer in a Work Group

Click the Windows "Start" button. Click "Control Panel." Open "User Accounts and Family Safety." Click "User Accounts."

Select "Create a Password for Your Account."

Create a password that's at least eight characters and a combination of numbers, symbols and lower and upper case letters.

Enter the password in the "New Password" box. Type it again in the confirmation box. Add a hint that will help you to remember the password.

Tip

  • check If you are on corporate domain, you'll probably have to ask your administrator to assist you with creating or changing your Windows password.