How to set a password on your local
Windows 2000, XP Professional & 2003 accounts


First, click on your menu and right click on the 'My Computer' icon and select 'Manage'


Next, find the account(s) you want to set a password on. You want to set a strong password for all accounts listed that are active. Right-click the account you wish to set a password for and select 'Select Password....'


A window should pop up asking you to enter a password and to confirm it:


Perform the above steps for every account you wish to set a password for.



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