Password protection is the best and easy method to lock your digital accounts. Passwords allow us the freedom to enter it whenever needed, so we don’t want to carry any physical equipment to unlock our account. Our online accounts, social media networks, emails everything is protected with a password. You can add a password to your Windows 10 operating system too. If you forgot or lost your password you may be able to change or reset the password.
Add a Windows 10 Password
You can add a password to your Windows 10 to protect it from unauthorized use. To add a password go to Start Menu>Settings>Accounts>Sign-in options. Under the Password, click Add to add a password. If you entered a password earlier, the Password option becomes to change your account password. If you are adding the password for the first time, hit Add, and in Create a Password, enter the password that you want to use. You can provide a password hint to remember the password in case you have forgotten your password.
Change Windows 10 Password
To change the Windows 10 password, go to Start Menu>Settings>Accounts>Sign-in options. Under Password, select the Change button to change the existing password. If you have forgotten your Windows 10 password and no idea to recollect the password back, you can use answer the security questions to sign back in. In the login screen, enter an incorrect password if you’ve forgotten the password. Select the reset password link on the sign-in screen. Answer your security questions, after successful answering, you can enter a new password. You can use this new password to log in. So, it is highly important to use proper security questions that you always remember.
Disable Windows 10 Password
You can disable Windows 10 login password if you don’t want to use it. To disable the password, just type netplwiz into the search Window or the
Cortana box. In the pop-up window, uncheck the box next to the Users must enter a username and password to use this computer, click OK to apply the changes. You need to enter your current password twice and then click OK to save the changes.
A password will block unauthorized access to your system if you are using your system in a public environment or in your office. You can quickly lock your pc if you are leaving your system for a while.
Lock Windows 10 PC
You can lock your Windows 10 PC using Windows Key+L Key on your keyboard. You can also lock the system by pressing the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys. On the menu, click Lock. You can lock your system by clicking the Start button>Click your user icon>Lock. If you are using a screensaver, on the screen saver settings check (tick) the option On resume, display logon screen, then click Ok. Windows locking option is highly useful to protect your current working windows or applications from accidentally closing without saving the changes. When I am leaving my system for a while, I just hit the Windows Key+L key to lock the system. This will protect the system from others if you have a Windows10 password. If you have kids in your home and you are working from home, this simple trick may save a lot of time.