Picture Password On Login Screen In Windows 10

In the previous windows versions like “Windows XP” and "Windows 7”, we used to lock user account using password as in the following screenshot,

Windows xp login screen
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In both the login screens we input passwords in “Characters”, “Numeric” and “Special Symbols”. For example, “SONU1235”, “@@@432##”, etc. But I want to put picture password on login screen not using these kind of previous techniques. To solve this problem we will use special functionality of “windows 8” and “windows 10”. Just follow some easy steps.

Step 1

Firstly, press windows button and type “User Accounts” in search. After that press “Enter”, on pressing Enter a new window will open called “User Accounts” as in the following screenshot,

  User Accounts

After doing this step we can see in "User Accounts" window, a number of optional links can be seen. Click on the "Makes changes to my account in PC setting" link. Now you can see a new window will open called "Settings" window.

Step 2

Next click the right side menu "Sign-in option". After clicking you can see just like the following screenshot.


After opening this window we can see "picture password" option. Click on the "Add" button and after pressing "Add" button a new window "Picture Password" will open.

Picture Password

Step 3

Now we will enter the user login account password. If your windows operating system account is already protected by password then first you must enter the login password. But if you are a new user and did not created login window password, then directly work on this functionality. So in this case my windows operating system is protected already, so we will first enter password in login window to set the "picture password". After entering right password press "Enter Key" and "picture password" window activates form as in the following screenshot.

Picture Password 2

After doing this step click on "Choose Button" and select a particular picture to be used as "Password Picture" like "DEMO" named picture.



Step 4:

In step 4 after picture selection we can draw "gestures". But remember be careful while drawing lock "gestures". You must maintained the order of gestures in sequence form, otherwise if you don't use the picture password it would mean that you won't be able to login user account successfully. Follow the below given three click points.



In these three screenshots you can see "1st click event" fire on the "1st head light" of car, "2nd click" on logo of car at center position and final click on the "2nd head light" on car. After doing this once again repeat these steps for confirmation of picture password and click the "Finish" button.

Step 5:

After clicking on "Finish" button previous window activates and password is set successfully on this picture.

Now press "Windows key + L" to goto the login screen as in the following screenshot.


login screen

Step 6:

After Step 5 we can try to logon windows account and we will repeat the points in Step 4 like "1st click" on the "1st head light" of car, "2nd click" on logo of car at center position and finally click on the "2nd head light" on car. Whenever these three click events are in sequence form & same as created at password confirmation time, then the login is "Successful", otherwise you can retry or draw the right "gestures". Here's the screenshot.





In this article you will learn how to set the "picture locker" on the login window using "windows 8" and "windows 10" operating system. Thanks for reading this article.

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