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Windows XP & Vista Passwords

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How to Disable the Windows Vista Guest Account on Your Laptop

The Windows Vista Guest account allows anyone to use your laptop. Even considering that the Guest account is highly limited, that's just enough for a data thief to get a foothold and start hacking away [more…]

How to Use Passwords on Your Laptop

Windows lets you slap a password on your account and then requires you to type that password before you can use Windows. Though this is optional, and seems kind of silly when you're the only one around [more…]

How to Create an Effective Password for Your Laptop

If you travel a lot with your laptop or use it in an unsecured area, you should definitely add a secure password to your account in Windows, and change it regularly. [more…]

How to Log out of Your Windows Account

When several people have accounts on the same computer, you can log out to keep the computer on, toasty, and ready for someone else to log on and use it. Logging out of your Windows account is pretty simple [more…]

How to Recover a Lost Windows Vista Password

There is a downside to creating good, strong passwords. What if you forget yours? Recovering a lost password in Windows Vista can be a nightmare if you don't take the right precautions. But there are some [more…]

How to Create a Windows Vista Password Reset Disk

The best way to protect yourself and your password is to create a password reset disk in Windows Vista. A password reset disk is a defensive maneuver. It guards you against the slings and arrows of others [more…]

How to Create a Strong Password

Embrace the password! Don’t try to avoid it. Instead, concentrate on creating and using a slew of good, strong passwords. Here are the three requirements your password must meet to make it nice and strong [more…]

How to Change Your Windows Account Password

It’s recommended that you change passwords at least once every three months. This is the best practice to ensure that your stuff on the computer is safe. To change your account password in Windows, adhere [more…]

How to Create and Use a Password Reset Disk in Windows

Windows passwords cannot be recovered. Honestly, forget it. If you lose your password, you’re screwed. Write down the password if you tend to forget it. Windows 7 and Windows Vista offer a tool where you [more…]

How to Password Protect a Windows Account

This video shows you how to protect a Windows Vista account and its data with a strong password. Password protection for a user account increases security and helps keep personal and professional information [more…]
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