How to Create Password on Your Windows 10 Computer

If your computer is used by several people, then having one user account on it very insecure, as other users might be able to view and tamper with your data. But, if you make different user accounts for each of the users, or at least make a separate user account for other users, it will be better for your security and allow privacy from other users. All versions of Windows including the latest Windows 10 allows you to create multiple user accounts, each protected by their respective passwords. So, continue reading ahead to know how to create password on computer windows 10 using these three methods.

Part 1. 3 Ways to Create Password on Windows 10

Windows 10 allows users multiple ways to create a user account - using Settings app, command prompt, and local users and group management console. If you want to know how to create password on windows 10 computer.

Method 1: Create a user account in Settings

Users can create a new user account from Settings app in Windows 10, that contains all user account settings. Earlier user account settings were located in Control Panel, but in Windows 10, these have been moved to the Settings app. So, follow the below steps to create password on  Windows 10 computer.

Step 1: Click on Start > Settings and then select accounts.

Step 2: In Account settings, go to Family & Other users option and then click on Add someone else to this PC.

click add user

Step 3: Next, click on "I don't have this person's sign-in information" and then click on "Add a user without a Microsoft Account" link.

Step 4: Now, you will be able to create a new user account. Enter the username, account password(two times), password hint and then click Next. That's it, you have successfully created a new user account.

enter account details

Method 2: Create a new account using Command prompt

You can also create a new user account using the command prompt. But using this method requires to be logged in as an administrator, otherwise, you won't be able to create a new account. To know how to create password on computer windows 10 using the command prompt, follow the below steps.

Step 1: Right-click on the Start menu to open a quick access menu.

Step 2: Now, on the quick access menu, click on the Command prompt (admin) option to start a command prompt as an administrator.

Step 3: In Command prompt, type the following command - "net user /add username password" and press enter.

create user account cmd

Method 3: Create a new user account using Local users and groups management console

It is also possible to add or remove local users and accounts from the Local users and groups management console. You can create both standards as well as administrative users accounts using this method. To know how to create password on computer Window 10, then follow the steps given below -

Step 1: Press Windows + R button to open Run and type "lusrmgr.msc" in the Open text field and press Enter.

open run command

Step 2: Now, at the user's management console, click on Users at the left pane to view all the users on the system.

go to users

Step 3: Then, click on the Actions menu at the top and click New user option.

select new user

Step 4: Next, type the username, password, and other optional details and press Create button to finalize creating a local user account. If you want to give administrative privileges to the account, follow the next steps.

Step 5: Double-click on the username of the newly created account and it will open account Properties.

Step 6: Click on to "Member Of" tab, and then click the Add button.

Step 7: Type "Administrator" in the object name field and press Check Names button to allow the user account administrative privileges.

Part 2. The Difference Between Administrator and User Account

Aside from the Microsoft Account, there are commonly two types of account on a computer- Administrative and standard user account. As the name suggests, Administrative account is for system administration purposes used by the system administrator. Administrative account has the most privileges and complete control of a system. The administrative account can also create other user accounts both Administrative and standard and change their password. The administrative user can also block other users from installing or uninstalling new programs or applications without authorization, thereby securing the system.

Part 3. What to Do If Forgot Windows 10 Password

In the above section, you learned how to create a user account and secure it with a password on Windows 10. But what if you forgot your Windows 10 password? I recommend use PassFab 4WinKeyto solve your Windows [asswprd problenms. It is the ultimate Windows password recovery tool that can help you recover or reset your forgotten Windows 10 password in a few minutes. It allows you create bootable disk on Mac now.

Step 1: Download and install PassFab 4WinKey any working computer and then launch the program.

Step 2: Select Advanced Recovery wizard from the software home screen.

select advanced recovery  wizard

Step 3: Now, select target OS on the computer as Windows 10 and then click "Burn" button to create a password reset disk.

create password reset disk

Step 4: Start the locked computer and press ESC or F12 to enter the boot menu.

Step 5: Select Boot from the password recovery disk you created earlier.

boot from recovery disk

Step 6: Now, select "Reset your password" option, select user account and enter the new password.

enter new password

Step 7: Reboot the PC login to Windows 10 using new password.

reboot pc

Summary

In this article, we have shown you different ways to create a user account and how to create password on computer windows 10. But, if you want to know how to reset forgotten Windows 10 password or reset Windows 7 password, PassFab 4WinKey will be the best solution.

Updated on / Posted by Shirley Howard to Windows 10 / Follow @Shirley Howard

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