On Windows 7, you can protect your Windows user account through the control panel.
To get started, open the Control Panel from the Windows 7 start menu.
In the control panel that appears, click on "User Accounts and Family Safety".
Then, click on the "Change your Windows password" link.
Then, click on : Create a password for your account.
Enter the desired password.
Note : to help you remember your password, you can add a hint. But, this is not mandatory.
As you can see, your account is now password protected.
To change your password, click on : Change your password.
To change your password, you will need to enter :
Then, click on : Change password.
To set or change the password for any account on your computer (if you're an administrator on the computer), open File Explorer, then right-click "Manage" on "Computer".
In the "Computer Management" window that appears, go to "Local Users and Groups -> Users" and right-click "Set Password" on the desired user.
In the "Set Password for [username]" window that appears, click : Proceed.
Enter the new password and click OK.
The password has been set.
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