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.