Windows accounts are not password protected

Your Windows user account is not protected by a password. You will receive this optimization warning if at least one user account is not protected with a password. Creating a password for all users (except Phantom account) on the computer will resolve this issue.

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Note

After you set up a password, you will need to enter it every time that you log in to your computer.

Windows 10

1.Open User Accounts by clicking Start > Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options.

2.Click Password > Add.

3.Fill in the fields New password, Reenter password, and Password hint.

4.Click Next.

5.Click Finish.

Windows 8.1 / 8

1.Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete on your keyboard.

2.Click Change a password.

3.Leave the Old password field blank.

4.Type the password into the New password and Confirm password fields and press Enter.

If you would like to create a password for another account, follow these steps:

1.With a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the Desktop, click Settings > Control Panel > User Accounts and Family Safety > User Accounts > Manage another account.

2.Choose the user you would like to change.

3.Click Create a password.

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Important

You need an administrator user account to complete the steps above.

For more detailed instructions and information, please read Passwords in Windows: FAQ

Windows 7 or Windows Vista

1.Open User Accounts by clicking Start > Control Panel > User Accounts and Family Safety > User Accounts.

2.Click Create a password.

3.Type the password in the New password and Confirm new password fields.

4.If you would like to use a password hint, type the hint in the Password hint box.

5.Click Create password.

You can also refer to the following Microsoft knowledge base articles for more detailed instructions:

Protect your computer with a password

Create or change a password hint

Windows XP

1.Click Start > Control Panel.

2.Double-click User Accounts.

3.In the Users tab, click the name of the user for whom you want to create a new password and then click Reset Password.

4.In the New password and Confirm new password fields, type the password you want to use and then click OK.

Please read the Windows XP professional product documentation for more detailed instructions.