How to change your Widnows XP log-on password.

Question

How can I change my log-on password, to ensure my kids are not able to log on to my computer?

Answer

This question was answered on February 8, 2007. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Use this procedure to change the password you use when you log on to Windows.

1.Open User Accounts in Control Panel (To open User Accounts, click Start, click Control Panel, and then click User Accounts.)

2.Under or pick an account to change, click your account

3.Click Change my password

4.Type your current password in Type your current password

5.Type your new password in Type a new password and Type the new password again to confirm

6.You can type a word or phrase to use as a memory aid for the new password in Type a word or phrase to use as a password hint

7.Click Change Password

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Author

Posted by Ryan of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on February 8, 2007