Tuesday, October 4, 2011

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Steps To Setup Picture Password in Windows 8

Do you know that you can login into Windows 8 by using pictures? And this is one of the interesting feature that was available on Windows 8 is the Picture Password for the Windows 8 login screen. This method allows a particular user to login into his Windows 8 account with the help of pictures.

The following article article will explain you the step-by-step instructions on adding picture password in Windows 8.

So Windows 8 allows you to login with a picture password. You need to select a picture and then perform three gestures on the picture which you can easily remember.

For example, Your password can be on the face of an image you may touch the two eyes and then draw a line between them with your finger.

Steps To Setup Picture Password in Windows 8

Step-by-Step method to set up Picture Password in Windows 8.

  • Click or touch the tile "Control Panel" in the Metro Start Screen of Windows 8.

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  • Once the Control Panel windows open up, select "Users" and then click on "Create a picture password".

Now you will be asked to enter your Login password before setting up your picture password

  • You need to enter your password now.

If your Windows 8 account does not have a password, then it is compulsory to create a password before you proceed to set up picture password. Once you have a normal password, then only you can set up picture password.

  • Enter the password and click OK.
  • Now you will be asked for selecting the picture for picture password. Please navigate to the folder where you have the pictures and select the picture that you want to use for picture password.
  • Once you have selected the picture, you will be asked to create a pattern on the screen at a time. The patterns could be a combination of taps, lines and circles. The position of the pattern with respect to the picture and the order in which you make them is very much important.
  • Once you are done with the pattern, you will be asked to repeat the pattern for confirmation. Once the pattern is confirmed, the picture password is saved.
  • The next time you try to login into your computer, you will be asked for the pattern. You can also switch over to the regular password if you desire to do so.

Well, this kind of security method is good when you are alone.. and what if you are going to login to your system when you were surrounded by few peoples, and most of them are strangers? Yes.. in such situation, You can also switch over to the regular password.

Hands on with Windows 8 Picture Password feature. Watch the video below for how it works in Windows 8.

Steps To Setup Picture Password in Windows 8

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