HTB Knowledge Base Software Logo  
HTB Knowledgebase
Online Knowledgebase System  
Knowledge Base Home Knowledge Base Home | Login Members Login | Knowledge Base Glossary Glossary
Home > All Categories > Vista Tips > How to Create a Windows Vista Logon Password
Question Title How to Create a Windows Vista Logon Password

Many users do not have their Windows Vista account setup to require a password when logging on. This usually allows anyone in your home or office full and unrestricted access to everything on the computer. As you can guess, this can often be a real concern but the fix is quite simple.

Creating a Windows Vista account password for the first time is very simple. You're just a few clicks away from setting up a new password for your Windows Vista account.

Follow the easy steps below to create a password for your Windows Vista logon account:

Difficulty: Easy

Time Required: Creating a Windows Vista logon password usually takes less than a few minutes

Here's How:

1. Click on Start and then Control Panel.

2. Click on the User Accounts and Family Safety link.

Note: If you're viewing the Classic View of Control Panel, you won't see this link. Simply double-click on the User Accounts icon and proceed to Step 4.

3. Click on the User Accounts link.

4. In the Make changes to your user account area of the User Accounts window, click the Create a password for your account link.

5. In the first two text boxes, enter the password you would like to start using.

Entering the password twice helps to make sure that you typed your password correctly.

6. Click the Create password button to confirm your new password.

7. You can now close the User Accounts window.

8. Now that your Windows Vista account has a password setup, you must use this password to log on to Windows Vista from this point forward.

Click Here to View all the questions in Vista Tips category.
File Attachments File Attachments
There are no attachment file(s) related to this question.
Related Questions Related Questions
  1. How to set up Gmail IMAP Support for Windows Vista Mail
  2. Windows Vista temp files directory - manually clean up
  3. What is jusched.exe And Why Is It Running?
  4. How to view last modified files on Windows Vista
  5. How to assign a shortcut key to the Snipping Tool in Windows Vista
  6. How to enable mapping on Windows Vista
  7. How to find files within a date range with Windows Vista Search
  8. Adding tags using the Details Pane
  9. How to bypass multitasking and speed up your PC - Set Affinity
  10. Windows Speech Recognition
  11. Print pages in Internet Explorer 7 without headers or footers
  12. Add an application to the Quick Launch menu in Vista
  13. How to add Home Directory icon to the desktop in Windows Vista
  14. How to keep Start menu from closing after opening applications
  15. Personalized views of your files
  16. How to change Internet Explorer in Windows Vista to search Google by default
  17. How to change the default action for power button
  18. How to disable UAC prompts for Administrators Only
  19. How To Delete Your Windows Vista Logon Password
  20. How to verify the integrity of Windows Vista system files
  21. Show hidden files and folders in Windows Vista
  22. Advanced Search Pane
  23. How to create a restore point for Windows Vista's System Restore
  24. Save 15 Keystrokes - Use Ctrl+Enter to Complete URL
  25. Automating your Windows Vista defragmentation routine
  26. How can I tell if my computer is up to date?
  27. How to disable automatic startup programs
  28. Snip at Will - How to make screen shots easier
  29. Prevent Vertigo on Vista
  30. Instant Search
  31. How to utilize User Activity Reports to determine which Parental Controls to use
  32. How to customize the Manufacturer Support Info in Windows Vista
  33. Windows Sidebar (overview)
  34. How to add "My Computer" to your Vista taskbar
  35. How to make UAC stop blacking out the screen in Windows Vista
  36. Reduce Power Consumption
  37. Gain Speed
  38. Search Folders
  39. Save Your Music!
  40. How to change Start Menu to use small icons in Windows Vista
  41. How to resize your Windows Vista desktop icons
  42. Boost Your System Speed with an USB drive
  43. How to disable User Access Control (UAC)
  44. Get help
  45. How to block spam from International senders in Windows Vista Mail
  46. Go International - How to see multiple time zones
  47. Restore your files
  48. How to enable hidden bootscreen in Windows Vista
  49. Turn automatic updating on or off
  50. Enhanced column header controls
  51. Move Your Personal Stuff
  52. Quickly open network connections list in Windows Vista
  53. How to fix problems with copying large files in Windows Vista
  54. How to resize icons quickly in Windows Vista Explorer
  55. Adding tags when opening or saving a file
  56. Uncover Send To
  57. Improve Your Network
  58. How to select files using check boxes in Windows Vista
  59. How to copy path of a file to the clipboard in Windows Vista
  60. How To Automatically Log On To a User Account in Windows Vista
  61. How to add Internet Explorer icon to Windows Vista Desktop
  62. Show hidden files and folders in Windows Vista
  63. Troubleshoot browsing issues by reloading the DNS client cache in Vista
  64. How to disable System Restore in Windows Vista
  65. Tagging your files
  66. "Up" keyboard shortcut for Windows Vista Explorer
  67. Create a shortcut or hotkey for the Safely Remove Hardware dialog
  68. View hidden 3D benchmarks in Windows Vista
  69. I donít like the look of Vistaís Aero theme. How can I change it?
  70. How to create exceptions in Windows Vista Firewall
  71. What are the Differences between the Vista Versions? - Overview
  72. Stack and Group By views
  73. Built-in Quick Launch hotkeys in Windows Vista
  74. Enable quick search in folders on Windows Vista
  75. How to enable Ctrl+Alt+Delete for Vista Logon Screen
  76. How to create a shortcut on the desktop to Lock Windows
  77. How to resize a partition in Windows Vista
  78. Make Ctrl+Tab in Internet Explorer 7 use most recent order
  79. Turn on Remote Desktop in Windows Vista
  80. Using Symlinks in Windows Vista
  81. How to copy path of a file to the clipboard in Windows Vista
  82. Why do my Windows Vista fonts look horrible?
  83. How to share a folder the XP way in Windows Vista
  84. Visual clues when copying or moving files in Vista
  85. Make Windows Vista stop asking for password when resuming from Sleep
Article Information Additional Information
Article Number: 337
Created: 2008-01-20 12:02 AM
 
Article Options Article Options
Print Question Print this Article
Export to Adobe PDF Export to PDF File
Export to MS Word Export to MS Word
Bookmark Article
 
Search Knowledge Base Search Knowledge Base
 
 

Powered by HTB Knowledge Base Software