Department of Computing Science
Introduction to Computer Systems
Umeå universitet


How to log in and out of Windows (XP)

Logging in

To log in to Windows press (at the login screen) CTRL+ALT+DELETE (at the same time). The new dialog box will ask for your login credentials (username and password).

Enter your login name (e.g. or even simplier c04abc) and your password. The password will be shown as " dots" so that no one will see your password being typed in.

Press "ok" to login...

Change password

To change the password (must be done at first login)

  1. Double-click on the icon "Byt Lösenord" at the desktop.
  2. Click "Yes" at the dialog box regarding "Windows host key"
  3. Enter your old password.
  4. Enter your new password twice.
  5. Remember your new password and keep it safe!

Logging out

To log out from Windows click the "Start button" and choose "Log out"

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