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How do i put a password on the laptop to ensure that someone can't log in and use it without my permission?>

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    family using my laptop without permission. need to change password

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To put a password to your laptop, click start and click control panel, and click user account. Click your account name and select create a password. Type your desired password and have it confirmed and supply hint for your password. Press create password button at the bottom to activate the password..

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Well lets just say i kinda forgot the password for my main user name now i gotta sign on under guest and because of this i cant download anything that i need.so i guess my question is, is their anyway i...


Try going into the control panel in the start menu. Then open the user accounts and see if you can change the password within here. There will be a link to click that says change password. If it does not work You can try loading safe mode.
To load safe mode press F8 repeatedly when turning computer on. This will bring up an advanced options menu. > Within the advanced options menu use the arrow keys on keyboard to navigate.> Highlight safe mode and press enter. > This will load windows into safe mode when loaded it will take you to screen for users to sign in. > Try logging into the administrator account without putting anything in the password field. > you can try any other accounts here as well to see if they may let you in > If this allows you to log in. You can go into the control panel under the start menu. > Then go into user accounts and change the password from within here. There will be a link that says change password.

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It sounds like you closed the lid, which put the computer into "Standby mode" (which can be seen by the flashing green lightning bolt light on the front) . Whenever you turn your computer on from standby mode, it locks the computer so that an unauthorized person can't open your computer and run your programs without permission. To log in, you can just type the password you normally type when you log in to the computer. If you don't have a password, try just hitting enter instead of typing a password. (You may need to hit Ctrl + Alt + Delete before you can enter your password, just follow the instructions on your screen)

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