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Windows Vista Security: Praxisorientierte Sicherheit für Profis by Marcus Nasarek

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Managing Your User Account
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You can change the account type by following these steps:
1. Click Start and then click Control Panel.
2. In the Control Panel, click the User Accounts and Family Safety heading and
then click User Accounts.
3. On the User Accounts page, click “Change your account type.”
4. On the “Select your new account type” page, shown in Figure 18-3, set the
account type as either Standard user or Administrator.
5. Click Change Account Type.
Creating Your Password
To protect your computer, your user account should have a strong password. You
can create a password for your account by completing the following steps:
1. Click Start and then click Control Panel.
2. In the Control Panel, click the User Accounts and Family Safety heading and
then click User Accounts.
3. On the User Accounts page, click “Create a password for your account.”
4. On the “Create a password for your account” page, shown in Figure 18-4, type a
password and then confirm it.
5. Afterward, type a unique password hint. The password hint is a word or phrase
that can help you remember the password if you forget it. This hint is visible to
anyone who uses your computer, so be careful what you use.
6. Click “Create password.”
Figure 18-2. Changing your account picture
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Chapter 18: Managing User Accounts and Parental Controls
Figure 18-3. Changing your account type
Figure 18-4. Creating your account password

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