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Windows 8: How to set up Windows password

Question

I tried to set a password for my laptop but I can't , it said I have to remove something in USB even I didn't put anything on it. 

 

I went to the Control Panel > User Account >k.  Create A Password Reset Disk. 

Then appear box said "This feature required remove a USB"

 

Is there a way I can get this issue solved?  

Answer

In order to set a password for your Win8 machine, look for "User account" in Control Panel you (Please see illustration below).

 

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You will need to click on "Make changes to my account in PC setting" (Please see illustration below)

 

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Once you are in this option, you will be able to set a password for your laptop under "Sign In options" 

 

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The "Create a password reset disk" (Found in "User Account Menu") option for your machine is a failsafe for you in the event you have forgotten the password to your machine. In this event a password recovery will be needed and this will require a USB flash drive to create the recovery.



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andyP On 2013-11-15, 6:46 AM

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