If you have created multiple user accounts in Windows, your system will start up with a log on screen displaying these multiple user accounts. However, if did not create any additional user accounts, then Windows XP will bypass the user log on screen and load up automatically. Therefore, this technical brief will show you how to create a password so that you can protect entry to your system despite your having only one user account. You can also use this tip to create passwords for addition user accounts as well.
Creating A Log On Password For Windows XP
- Go into your Control Panel by first clicking on the Start Button.
- Then click on the Control Panel icon located in the right column of the Start Menu.
- If your Start Menu is set to the Classic View, then begin by clicking on the Start Button.
- Then click on Settings, then click on the Control Panel icon to open up the Control Panel.
- Now, Double click on the User Accounts icon to open up the User Accounts window.
- Then click on the User Account that you want to create a password for.
- Then click on the Create a password link on the left side of the screen.
- Windows will ask you to Type a new password and also ask you to confirm it.
- Type your Password in both areas and then you can also type in a password hint as well.
- Now click on the Create Password button at the bottom of the screen to save your changes.
- Windows will then ask you if want to make your files and folders private.
- You can decide according to the provided information and then click on your choice.
- Your password will be saved and you will need to enter it the next time you start your system.
- Now close the User Accounts window and the Control Panel window to return back to your session.
Note: Be Sure To Create A Password Recovery Disk As Outlined In My: Password Recovery Disk Tip.