How do I... Secure Microsoft Windows XP Professional?
Type the password and password hint.
- From the resulting screen, choose Create a password. If you already have a password, this option will read Change my password.
- On the create password window, type the password you wish to assign to the selected user. Optionally, you can also provide a password hint. However, for maximum security, this is inadvisable. If you already have a password assigned to your own user account and you try to change the password, Windows XP will ask that you verify your current password as well.
- Click Create Password button. (or Change Password if you are just changing an existing password)