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Tip Keep in mind that the Lock feature doesn't provide any security if your Windows account isn't password protected! To create and edit account passwords, open User Accounts from Control Panel. Be sure to create a strong password containing both numbers and letters and at least one uppercase letter. Also, don't use easily guessed passwords, such as the names of children or pets. Lastly, don't share your password with anyone. The button with the lock will, of course, lock your PC. This option is best used when you want to secure your PC when leaving for short durations.
47 48 Click here to install Vista. Click here to learn more about Vista. exe file from the DVD, click OK to return to the Run prompt, and then click OK to run the setup program file. 2. Click Install Now. 3) appears. 3. Windows Vista installation product key screen. 48 49 Enter the product key here (you do not need to include the dashes). Check this box to automatically activate your copy of Vista the next time you connect to the Internet. Windows Vista by default must be activated within 30 days (online or by telephone) or it will stop working.
Advanced option: This option automatically selects to transfer all user accounts, files, and settings. However, you can modify exactly what is transferred and it allows you to add other files and folders that are not in the user account areas. 4. 46 47 To begin the backup, click Transfer. Note User account areas are locations such as My Documents and files and folders located on your desktop. Items not in account areas would be files and folders such as on your hard drive's root (for example, C:/folder) or C:/Program Files.