With the widespread usage of Windows , users are taking more and more attention on password protection. When they buy a new laptop or desk PC, they would like to create a Windows password; when they are given second-hand PC, they often find there is a password for Windows logon, which prevents from accessing into. Why you need a Windows password or why it is important to set a password for the laptop? Though there are some shortcomings of password protect, like forgotten Windows password issue. Here are 4 reasons for your reference.
Reason 1: Many of us each day log on to our computers using our password for Microsoft Windows and surf the web, do homework, play games and so on. If there is no password for logon, anyone can access into your pc for viewing your data or files.
Reason 2: If you are serviced as a confidential constitude or other secret office, how to preserve all the data or files in security and keep them not let-out? It is a good action to add a Windows password for your PC or the domain PC.
Reason 3: As the admin account can do anything, like edit the info about the admin account and other users account. So, creating a password to your account is necessary, espeicailly if you are the owner of the PC.
Then, how to add password to the Windows account?
Add a Password for a Computer on a Domain
1. Click the Windows "Start" button. Click "Control Panel." Open "User Accounts."
2. Choose the name of the user account you wish to protect with a password. Select "Create a new password."
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.
4.Enter the password. Enter it again in the confirmation box.
5. 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.
By the way, Windows users also need to know info on how to reset Windows password if you forgot it.