What is a password?

A password is a string of characters that people can use to log on to a computer and access files, programs, and other resources. Passwords help ensure that people do not access the computer unless they have been authorized to do so. In Windows, a password can be made up of letters, numbers, symbols, and spaces. Windows passwords are also case-sensitive.

To help keep the information on your computer secure, you should not give out your password or write it in a place where others can see it.