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.
Way 2: Create a password for the Windows 10 user account on Control Panel
Step 1: Access Control Panel. Click Change account type link.
Step 2: Choose the user account for which you would like to create a password.
Step 3: Click Create a password link.
Step 4: Type a password in the text fields and click Create a 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.
Step 2: Right-click on This PC and select 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.
Step 4: Click Proceed to confirm the dialog.
Step 5: Type the password and click OK. Then the password should have been set.
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.