How to manage your user password in Windows 7?

As a Windows 7 user, you are able to create multiple user accounts on the computer. In this article, we are going to review about 4 ‘How-Tos’ to learn the basics on how to manage Windows 7 user password, like how to create a user password, how to change your user password, etc.

To manage the user account password, the first thing you should do is to open the User Accounts window by clicking Start >> Control Panel >> Family Safety and User Accounts >> User Accounts. This window offers you all related links to manage your user password.

How to create a password for your user account?
On the User Accounts window, click Create a password for your account link, and then type a password you would like to use, type it again to confirm, type a password hint and click Create password button.

Note: The password hint is optional. It is used to offer password clues when you forgot the password. As it is displayed to everyone, please never make your password as the password hint.

How to create a password reset disk for your user account?
After adding a password to your user account, please remember to create a Windows 7 password reset disk immediately to in case you forget the password in future. Go to the User Accounts screen, click Create a password reset disk to bring up the Forgotten Password Wizard. Next creating the password reset disk with a USB drive by following the wizard.

Note: If you forgot Windows 7 password without a password reset disk, you can use another admin user account to reset the forgotten password. Otherwise, you have to find a powerful and safe Windows password reset tool like Windows Password Breaker.

How to change your user account password?
Once your user account is password protected, you’ll find the “Change your password” link on the User Accounts window. Click this link, type your current password, type the new password twice, type the password hint, and click Change password button.
Another method: After logging into your user account, press Ctrl+Alt+Del , click Change a password, type your old password, type your new password, type your new password again to confirm it, and then press ENTER.

How to remove your user account password?
Click the Remove your password link on the User Accounts window. On the following window, enter your current Windows 7 password and click the Remove Password button to confirm that you’d like to remove your Windows 7 password. After that, you will no longer need to log on when your computer starts and anyone can log on to your user account once he has physical access to your computer. It’s not recommended to do this job.

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Don’t forget to create a password reset disk after password protecting your PC

By the end of March 2011, Windows 7 was powering 20.9 percent of corporate PCs, while Windows XP was on 60 percent of business PCs – down from 69 percent a year ago, according to a new Forrester Research report. The report also predicts that the usage of Windows 7 is going to be around 83% from news PCs over the year as the usage of Windows XP is going to diminish very soon.

Well, no matter what Window OS a user use, an important thing for the users is to create a password reset disk for their user accounts, with the increasing request on how to reset a lost Windows 7 password. No one can deny that a strong Windows login password goes a long way in computer security, while on the other hand a lost Windows password brings lots of troubles, even disasters.

And a password reset disk is the best precautionary measure to in case of this problem, undoubtedly.
It’s a simple task to create a password reset disk for a Windows user account. The following steps are based on Windows 7.

1. Start your computer and log in to your Windows account. Click the ‘Start’, Click ‘Control Panel’, click ‘User Accounts and Family Safety’, and click the ‘User Accounts’ .

2. Click the ‘Create a password reset disk’ link on the left side of the ‘User Accounts’ window.

3. Insert a USB flash drive in computer,  and then click the ‘Next’ button in the window that pops up to begin creating the CD. Windows will create the password reset disk and notify you once the process has completed.

Unluckily, many Windows users neglect this useful windows feature. If you forgot Windows password without a Windows password reset disk, the effective method left for you is to use Windows Password Breaker. Whenever you forgot the password of them, with this powerful Windows password recovery tool in hand, you can easily reset lost Windows administrator, standard user and guest passwords easily and quickly on all Windows platforms, as well without any data losing or file damage at all.

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How to create a password reset disk in Windows 7?

It’s well known Microsoft has added password protection to programs and files to help prevent unauthorized access to important information. And that’s why you can apply a Windows 7 password to stop unauthorized users from accessing your computer data. Besides, Microsoft also offers built-in tools in Windows to enable you to create a Widows 7 password reset disk, which allows you to change Windows 7 password to a new one if you are locked of computer.
Before you begin creating your Windows 7 password reset disk, you must connect your USB flash drive to the PC.
1. Click Start to select Control Panel.
2. Click the User Accounts and Family Safety link.
3. Now select User Accounts from the control panel.
4. In the task pane on the left, select Create a password reset disk link.
5. When the Forgotten Password Wizard window appears, click Next.
6. On the Create a Password Reset Disk screen, select the USB flash drive you inserted earlier from the drop-down list. Click Next.
7. Enter your current account password in the text box and click Next.
8. Windows 7 will now create the password reset disk on your chosen USB drive. When the progress indicator shows 100% complete, click Next and then click Finish in the next screen.
Now you can remove the flash drive or from your computer. Label this USB flash drive and store it in a safe place. The following are some important things you should learn when you create a password reset disk:
1. The password reset disk must be created before the password is forgotten.
2. You cannot use a password reset disk to reset the password for another computer.
3. Anyone can access your computer by using this password reset disk. So it is important to store it in a safe place.
Have you create a password reset disk yet? If not, please start now! You’ll find how important it is when you forgot Windows 7 password.

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