Everyone knows a Windows 7 password can keep your important and private data secure by stopping the unauthorized viewers. But there is something that you may still not know about this password. Here’re things you need to know for better computer life if you have little computer knowledge.
Types of Windows 7 password
If you have ever created a new user account on your computer, you should know that Windows 7 has three types of user accounts with different privileges: administrator, stand user and guest. So your Windows 7 password also has 3 types: administrator password, standard user password and guest password. Whether you want to download or install a new program, or change other settings affecting the computer, an administrator password is required.
Change Windows 7 password
Changing Windows 7 password on a regular basis is highly recommended for security concerns. To do this job, just go to Start -> Control Panel -> Family Safety and User Account -> User Account, next you’ll find the link for changing your password. The old password of the user account you want to change password for is required to set a new password. If you forget the old password, you still can rest it to a new one by using an admin account on the same computer.
Windows 7 password reset Disk
Today we have too many passwords to keep track of, like Gmail password, Paypal password, credit card password, etc. So it’s not surprising if you forget your Windows 7 password one day. However you can avoid this problem by creating a password reset in advance through the Windows built-in feature. With this password reset disk, you can change a lost Windows 7 password to a new one when you are locked of PC. To make such a disk, just go to Start -> Control Panel -> Family Safety and User Account -> User Account, next you’ll find the Create a password reset disk on the left pane.
Forgot Windows 7 password
Though Windows 7 comes with ability for creating a password reset disk, few people make full use of this feature and create such a disk ahead of forgetting their passwords. What you feel lucky is that there’re so many third-party Windows 7 password reset applications for resetting forgotten login password to Windows. Password Unlocker Bundle is a good example. This program gives you an easy and instant way to create a bootable password reset disk with CD/DVD or USB drive to reset your forgotten password and access your PC again. 100% password reset is guaranteed. In addition, this bundle also allows you to reset passwords for Office 2010/2007 word/excel/ppt files, RAR/ZIP archives, PDF files, MS SQL server, etc.
Dos and Don’ts for Windows 7 password
1. Make a strong yet easy-to-remember Windows 7 password.
2. Create a password hint and password reset disk to avoid troubles caused by a forgotten Windows password in future.
3. Change your Windows 7 password on a regular basis.
4. Don’t use your Windows 7 password everywhere.
5. Don’t tell others your password or write it on a sticky note.