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How to create a User Password in Windows 7

Description: This is a how-to article on the topic of creating a user account password in Windows 7. The purpose is to add a layer of security to the user account.

  1. Click on the Start button in the bottom left corner of the screen.
    Windows 7 Start Button
  2. In the Search Programs and Files box, enter User Accounts and select the User Accounts option at the top.
    Windows 7 Start, Search Box, User Accounts
  3. To create a password for the current account, choose the Create a Password for Your Account option.
    Windows 7 User Accounts, Create Password
  4. Enter and Confirm the new password, then enter a Password Hint.
    Windows 7 User Accounts, Create Password
  5. Click on Create Password to finalize creating the password.
    Windows 7 User Accounts, Create Password
  6. To create a password for another account, choose Manage Another Account.
    Windows 7 User Accounts, Manage Another Account
  7. Click on the account to create a password for.
    Windows 7 User Accounts, Choose Account
  8. Select Create a Password option.
    Windows 7 User Accounts, Create Password
  9. Enter and Confirm the new password, then enter a Password Hint.
    Windows 7 User Accounts, Create Password
  10. Click on Create Password to finalize the new password.