Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Logging On to the Computer
After starting Windows XP, you must log on to the computer. Logging on to
the computer opens your user account and makes the computer available for use. In the
following steps, the Brad Wilson icon and the Next button are used to log on to the
If you are using a computer to step through the project in this chapter and you want
your screen to match the ﬁ gures in this topic, you should change your screen’s resolution to
768. For information about how to change a computer’s resolution, read Appendix E.
Determine a User Name and Password
Before logging on to the computer, you must have a unique user name and password.
1. Choose a password that no one could guess. Do not use any part of your ﬁ rst or last name,
your spouse’s or child’s name, telephone number, street address, license plate number,
Social Security number, and so on.
2. Be sure your password is at least six characters long, mixed with letters and numbers.
3. Protect your password. Change your password frequently and do not disclose it to
anyone or write it on a slip of paper kept near the computer. E-mail and telemarketing
scams often ask you to disclose a password, so be wary if you did not initiate the inquiry
or telephone call.
To Log On to the Computer
The following steps illustrate how to log on to the computer using the Brad Wilson icon (or your icon) and
type the 32lake password (or your password).
• Click the Brad Wilson
icon (or your icon)
on the Welcome
screen to display
the ‘Type your
password’ text box.
icon and name
What is a text box?
A text box is a
in which you can
• Type 32lake (or your
password) in the
‘Type your password’
text box as shown in
in text box