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:
Click on the Start button and select Settings (gear icon).
Click on Accounts, then click on Sign-in options.
Under Password, click on Add.
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.
Once you’ve created your password, click on Finish.
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.