Windows 8 is the latest version of Microsoft's operating system. People are shocked by its excellent functions and new Metro UI when people buy it home. One of the most important features should be security enhancement. It is a good thing because security and privacy is greatly threatened in such an open environment. Since Windows 8 has made a lot of changes in settings and UI, it's no shame to learn how to password protect Windows 8.
Except from traditional text password, Windows 8 allow users to create picture password and PIN code to protect the system from other people. So in the following part, I'd like to show you how to create passwords to protect your Windows 8.
Generally, there are three types of text password: administrator password, user password and guest password. Create these passwords are almost the same, so I'd like to show you how to do it with administrator password as an example.
Picture password is a combination of circles, straight lines and taps on your chose images. It frees users from typing text-based passwords and makes the system more secure because people can hardly guess combination of gestures.
PIN code is a 4-digit password. When you put PIN correctly, you can enter the system automatically without press "Enter". But it is easy to guess so not recommended to use especially when your tablet is not connected to a keyboard.
Here's how to create a picture password and PIN:
Then you are asked to enter the current password.
You see, Windows 8 is not that hard to handle. And to make full use of the secure features Windows 8 provides, you should learn how to do password protect Windows 8.