3 ways to Create Password for User Account in Windows 10

create password for user account in windows 10

If you want to protect your Windows 10 machine from unauthorized access, it would be a good idea to create a password for your user account. Now in this post, we will show you three ways to create a password for the user account in Windows 10.

Way 1: Create a password for Windows 10 user account in PC settings

Step 1: Click Win icon on the lower left corner of the desktop to bring out the Start menu. Then click Settings.

Step 2: Choose Accounts on Settings panel.

Step 3: Select to highlight Sign-in options. Then click Add to create a password for your current user account. Once your account has a password you also can add a PIN or Picture password used to sign in Windows 10.

Add password

Way 2: Create a password for the Windows 10 user account on Control Panel

Step 1: Access Control Panel. Click Change account type link.

Change account type

Step 2: Choose the user account for which you would like to create a password.

Choose a user

Step 3: Click Create a password link.

Create a password

Step 4: Type a password in the text fields and click Create a password.

Type your password

Tips: You also can type a password hint in case you forgot the password. Learn more useful tips in case you forgot your computer password.

Way 3: Create a password for Windows 10 user account in Computer Management

Step 1: Click File Explorer on the taskbar.

File Explorer

Step 2: Right-click on This PC and select Manage.

Click Manage

Step 3: Computer Management opens, expand System Tools > Local Users and Groups > Users folder. Select and right click on the user account for which you would like to create a password, and click Set Password.

Set password for the user account

Step 4: Click Proceed to confirm the dialog.

Proceed

Step 5: Type the password and click OK. Then the password should have been set.

Type password

After creating a password for your user account with either way of the above, anyone who wants to sign in your Windows 10 should first enter the correct password at the sign-in screen. Keep in mind and change your password in Windows 10 if necessary. Don’t be panic if you forgot the password. Just reset Windows 10 password with a USB drive.

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