Windows XP - Create a user password
Welcome to this Windows XP tutorial for creating a password for a user. You may want to create a password to ensure nobody but you can access it.
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Windows XP - Create a password for a user
From the lower left side of the screen click the Start Menu button which will pop up and produce a vertical menu as pictured left.
At the top of the screen you will see a small picture with a name next to it. With your mouse click this small picture.
The box should look like the picture on the right.
Click on the button labelled 'Home'.
You will see the box as on the left which shows a list of options and the existing users which in this case are 'User', 'Guest' and 'Example' as created in the previous tutorial.
From the menu under 'Pick a Task' click the option 'Change an Account'.
This will launch the next window
You will see the heading for 'Pick an account to change'.
Click on the user you wish to create a password for.
You will see a list of available options for the user that you selected.
The second option down is 'Create a password'. Click the 'Create a password' text.
You will now be shown the box that allows you to enter a password. In the first box type in the password that you want this user to have.
In the second box you need to re-type the password again to ensure you typed it correctly the first time.
Once you have filled the boxes in click the 'Create Password' button at the bottom of the window.
You will be taken back to the list of available options for managing the user you selected.
If you look on the right of the box where the user's name is displayed it tells you it is password protected.
When this user next logs on to the computer they will need to use the newly created password.
In the top right click the red box with the white X in it. This closes the user accounts box