Create a Picture Password in Windows 8
Lukward Thomason, Amanda, Eng
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Move the cursor to the upper-right corner of the screen
The charms menu will appear.
Click "Change PC settings"
Click "Picture password"
In our case, it's the flower image on the right side of the screen.
Click "Add" under "Picture password"
Verify the account by typing in the current password
In this case, our password is "VisiHow".
Now we can choose a picture.
Click "Choose picture" underneath the description and instructions
Now we're in the "Pictures" folder. We need to go up a folder, because the picture that we're going to use is on the desktop.
It's right underneath the title, which in this case, is "This PC".
Click "Desktop", or wherever the photo that will be used is stored
Click on a picture to choose it
Click "Open" near the bottom right corner of the screen
Click and hold on the picture.
Drag the picture to move it
We repositioned our picture so that we can see the eyes of both frogs of VisiHow.
If we're happy, click "Use this picture"
To change the picture at this point, click "Choose new picture"
We will click "Use this picture".
The instructions tell us, "Draw three gestures on your picture. You can use any combination of circles, straight lines, and taps. Remember, the size, position, and direction of your gestures -- and the order in which you make them -- become part of your picture password." Let's do an example.
Click and hold over the left eye of the left frog, and drag across to the right eye, then let go of it
This is our first gesture.
For the second gesture, click on the same eye, hold, and drag to the glasses of the second frog, then let go of the cursor in the middle of the glasses
For the third gesture, click and hold and draw a circle around the middle finger of the left frog
We will draw clockwise.
To confirm the gestures, we need to repeat them
The first was left eye to right eye.
Right eye to the middle of the glasses
Circle clockwise around the middle finger of the left frog
If we completed all three correctly, it will congratulate us. It says, "You've successfully created your picture password. Use it the next time you sign in to Windows."
Click "Finish" at the bottom of the screen
Move the mouse to the upper-left corner of the screen and click the thumbnail that appears.
This concludes our tutorial on how to create a picture password on Windows 8 computers
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Recent edits by: Amanda, Lukward Thomason