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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

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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

Step 1

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

Step 2

Select "Create a Password for Your Account."

Step 3

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

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

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