How to Set up Password for Your Windows Device

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Most modern laptops are equipped with fingerprint recognition. However, you would still need to set up a solid password to act as a backup in case your fingerprint sensor doesn’t work or in subjects such as safe boot mode, where you must enter your password.

Setting up a strong password for your Windows PC can help prevent unauthorized access to your computer and protect your personal information. Here’s how to set up a password on your Windows PC:

  1. Click on the Start button and select Settings (gear icon).

  2. Click on Accounts, then click on Sign-in options.

  3. Under Password, click on Add.

  4. Follow the prompts to create a strong password. Your password should be at least 8 characters long and include a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.

  5. Once you’ve created your password, click on Finish.

  6. If you want to change your password later, go back to Sign-in options and click on Change under Password. Or press ctrl+alt+del (all at once) and click on change password.

In addition to setting a strong password, it’s also a good idea to enable two-factor authentication (2FA) wherever possible. This adds an extra layer of security to your account by requiring a second factor, such as a text message or authenticator app, in addition to your password.

Tip: For Windows 10 users, creating your password using a live Windows account is suggested, as it allows you to recover your password in case you forgot or to track your lost laptop, etc. 

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