How do I... Secure Microsoft Windows XP Professional?

Type the password and password hint.

  1. From the resulting screen, choose Create a password. If you already have a password, this option will read Change my password.
  2. 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.
  3. Click Create Password button. (or Change Password if you are just changing an existing password)

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