Windows 7 is almost the latest operation system at the moment; do you have the plan to update to Window 7 or buy a new Windows 7 PC and experience the convenience and new features? Actually whether to you buy a new Windows 7 machine or update Windows XP to Windows 7, there is one thing you should always care regardless of Windows versions. That is to password protect your computer from data loss or something like this.

And a strong Windows password is a good option except for firewall and anti-virus software in this occasion. In Windows 7, the built-in Administrator’s account is disabled by default. Furthermore, this account is not associated with any password. To enable the built-in Administrator’s account by using the Local Users and Groups snap-in please follow these steps:

  1. Open Local Users and Groups. You can do so by typing lusrmgr.msc in the Start search box or in the Run command and pressing ENTER. Or, you could open Computer Management by right-clicking Computer in the Start menu and selecting Manage.
  2. Expand System Tools > Local Users and Groups > Users.
  3. Right-click the Administrator account and select “Set Password”.
  4. And In the “Set Password for Administrator”, click “Proceed”.
  5. In the “Set Password for Administrator” enter the Administrator’s desired password twice, and click “Ok”.
  6. Next, enable the Administrator’s account.
  7. Right-click the Administrator’s account and select “Properties”.
  8. Un-chek the “Account is disabled” check-box. Click on the “Ok” button.
  9. Administrator’s account is now enabled and configured with a password.

Default passwords such as password, root, admin or no password will allow easy access to your computer or your Internet account. Now Windows 7 administrator account has been enabled, and the following are some tips for setting a strong Windows password.

  1. At least 8 characters long. 16 characters long is said to be very safe.
  2. When creating a password, add numbers or other characters to the password to make it more difficult to guess.
  3. Significantly different from previous passwords.
  4. Do not contain your user name, real name, or company name, birthday and telephone number.
  5. Do not contain a complete word.

After creating a strong Windows password, it doesn’t mean that things are OK. For security reasons, it is better to change the password often. It is recommended at least once every few months. Moreover, a Windows 7 password reset disk is also highly recommended in case that you forgot Windows 7 password. The password can be easily created in seconds while it can be simply forgotten or lost. With the password reset disk, you can simply and quickly reset windows 7 password then.