If you want to protect your data from strangers, then you can set a password on your computer when you log in to your account. In this article we will talk about how this is done in the operating systems Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows XP.
How to set a password on a computer when logging into Windows 10 or 8
In order to set a password on the computer when logging into Windows 10 or Windows 8, go to the "Options" menu. In Windows, just open the Start menu and select "Options". In Windows 8, you can access the options through the right side menu.
After you open the “Options” menu, go to the “Accounts” section, and then to the “Login Settings” subsection. Here you can set a password on your computer, for this you need to click on the button "Add Password".
And enter the new password twice, as well as a hint for the password.
After that, the password will be set and without it you will not be able to log into the account.
How to set a password on a computer when logging on to Windows 7
To set a password on a computer running Windows 7, you need to go to the “Control Panel”. To do this, click on the “Start” button and select “Control Panel” on the right side of the menu.
After you open the "Control Panel", go to the "User Accounts and Family Safety" section, and then to the "User Accounts" section. As a result, a window with your account settings should open before you. If you want to set a password to log in under your account, then click on the link “Create a password for your account”. If you want to set a password for another user, then click on "Manage another account" and select the user you want. But keep in mind that for this you will need administrator rights.
Next, you will need to enter the new password twice, enter the password hint and click on the "Create Password" button.
After that, a password will be created. Now, when you try to log into this account, you will be asked to enter a password.
How to set a password on a computer when logging on to Windows XP
If you use the Windows XP operating system, in order to set a password on the computer you need to go to the “Control Panel”. To do this, simply click on the "Start" button and select "Control Panel" from the menu that opens.
After entering the “Control Panel”, you need to open the “User Accounts” section.
Next, select the account for which you would like to set a password on the computer at login. Please note that you can always set a password for your account. But, in order to set a password for other accounts you need to have administrator rights.
Once you have selected an account, click on the “Create Password” link.
The last step is to fill out the form. Here you need to specify twice the password that you want to set on the computer when you log in, as well as a hint for the password. After filling in all the fields, click on the "Create Password" button.
That’s all, now when you log on to the computer under your account you will see a request for a password.