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How to set a strong Windows password for your computer

What is a strong Windows password?

Windows password means the password you used to log on your computer, and it can help you to protect your computer from hackers or other unwelcome users. The stronger your password is, the securer your computer will be. So when you set Windows login password, please set it as strong as you can.

A strong Windows password should not be or a part of user name, real name, or company name, or a complete word. Instead, an ideal Windows password should be at least 8 characters long and be made up of letters, punctuation, symbols and numbers. Meanwhile, it should be easy for you to remember while it is hard for others to guess. In daily life, many PC users forget long Windows login password frequently because they tend to create a too complicated Windows password to guess by others.

How to set a strong Windows password?

It is easy for you to create a Windows password. Firstly, you need to create a Windows user account and then set password for it. It is necessary in different operating systems no matter it is Windows 7, Vista or XP. Besides, the steps in different systems are similar in general. The following are steps to create a Windows password in Win XP. Please keep your Windows login password in mind after the setting.

1. Click 'Start' -> 'Control Panel' -> 'User Accounts'.
2. In the pick an account to change area of the User Accounts window, click 'Create a new account'.
Note: If you have created a Windows account, you can ignore this step and go to step 5 to create a Windows password directly.
3. Type your user name for the account, and then click 'Next'.
4. Select your account type and click 'Create account' to finish your operation. And now the user account is successfully created.
5.Click the account you just created.
6. Click 'Create a new password'.
7. Type into your Windows password and choose a password hint, and then click 'Create Password'.
8 Now your Windows XP account has a password setup, you must use this password to log on to Windows XP from this point forward.

And if your Windows password is hard to remember, we here recommend you to use a USB flash drive or CD to create a password reset disk. Whenever you forgot Windows login password, you can easily reset your forgotten Windows password with the password reset disk.

Forgot Windows password, what can you do?

If you forgot Windows password, what can you do to bypass the lost Windows password? To take it easy, it's no need for you to be worried when you forgot Windows login password. Here are tips to solve this problem.

Method 1: Try to remember your password with the help of password hint.

No matter what versions of operation systems, the created password hint will help you to recover your forgotten Windows password. If you set your password hint carefully, I believe you can recall the forgtten Windows login password.

Method 2: Reset forgotten Windows password with password reset disk.

A Windows password reset disk is helpful when you forgot Windows login password. It just takes you a few seconds to get your password back. It is recognized as the simplest and safest way to bypass lost Windows password. Well, it can only work on the basis that you have created a password reset disk in advance.

Method 3: Remove lost Windows password with third party software.

There are many Windows password recovery tools which allow you to burn a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive to remove lost or forgotten Windows password. Windows Password Reset is one of the best Windows password recovery tool. It provides you 3 different editions to reset Windows local password and Domain password with a CD/DVD or USB flash drive.

Method 4: Reinstall your computer to log on your computer again.

To reinstall computer will overwrite your data on hard disk. And also it's very time-consuming and troublesome for you to download and reinstall your lost applications. It is the last choice for you when you forgot Windows password.

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