User Password Setup on Windows XP
By default, most standard Windows accounts do not have a passwords set. In order to avoid serious security problems, it is best to set a password for your account. To do so, follow these instructions:
Open the Start menu, then click on Control Panel.
In the Control Panel, open the User Accounts icon.
The User Accounts screen will list several accounts that are present on your machine. Take note that you may have more than one listed here. Select your account.
In the account settings screen, click on the link for "Create a password."
In the password creation window, fill out the requested blanks When you're finished, hit the Create Password button.
You may be asked if you wish to make this account's files private. Click either Yes or No (depending on your preference), then click Finish.
You should be returned to the User Accounts window. Close this window .
NOTE: Make sure that you add an account password to your "Administrator" account. Click here to find out how.