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Chapter 11. Setting Up Accounts and Main... > Setting and Changing a Password

Setting and Changing a Password

If you don't have a password associated with your user account, anyone can access your files. A password controls who has access to your files. When you create a password, enter one that is easy for you to remember, yet difficult for others to guess. Good passwords are typically at least seven characters and include letters (uppercase and lowercase), numbers, and symbols. Once you create a password, you can always change it.

Create a Password

Click the Start button, and then click Control Panel.

Double-click the User Accounts icon in Classic view.

Click the user's account name.

Click Create A Password.

Type a password, and then type it again.

Type a hint that reminds you of the password.

Click Create Password.

If your computer uses NTFS, click Yes, Make Private to make your files private, or click No.

Click the Close button.


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