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How To Password Protect a Windows 7 User Account

Windows 7 Account Password Protection Tutorial

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Creating a password for a user account will help to stop other users from accessing that account without permission. This includes protecting sensitive files from prying eyes that may have access to other “Standard User” accounts. It will not stop users with administrative access from accessing the password protected accounts though.

To password protect a user account, begin by:

  1. Clicking on “Start” or the Pearl in the lower left corner of your screen.
  2. Then click on “Control Panel” shortcut.

  1. Next click on “User Accounts and Family Safety”.

  1. Next click on “Change your Windows password”.

  1. Next, click on “Create a password for your account.

  1. If you need to password protect another account instead of the account that you are currently logged into, select the “Manage another account” option.

  1. Next, enter the password that you want to assign to the account and also enter a password hint just in case you forget the password.

  1. Next, click on the “Create password” button in the lower right.

  1. Afterwards the user account should now be password protected. You may now exit out of the control panel and settings screens.

  1. This tutorial is now complete. Good job!

The information in this article is provided "as is". It should be used for educational purposes only. Smith Technical Resources makes no guarantees or claims that the information contained in this article will help you completely remove the above listed malicious program(s) from your computer.

If you feel uncomfortable performing any of the procedures that we've listed on this page, please contact a professional computer repair company in your area and have them complete the needed repairs on your computer. Smith Technical Resources takes no responsibility for any possible damage that could result from your use of the above instructions.

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