The most difficult task that computer users face is creating strong password and then remembering them. Creating a strong password is cumbersome job. Computers users have to create a combination of characters both upper as well as lower, numbers and special characters. Most important thing in creating strong passwords is that the password may not contain any information related to the computer user. For all these problems regarding the creating and using strong passwords windows XP can help you. Windows XP will create and show you the strong password and this new strong password is also assigned to your current windows XP account.
How to use Windows XP to generate and assign strong password ?
Open a Command Prompt window and type:
net user username /random (username is your login account name)Press [Enter].
Windows XP will randomly generate a secure password, as well as assign that strong password to your account. Windows XP will also display the strong password so you can remember it.
You can also create a password reset access disk. Password gain access disk come very handy in case if you forget password.
How to create password reset access disk?
1. Open the Control Panel and double-click the User Accounts tool.
2. Click your account icon.
3. Select Prevent A Forgotten Password under Related Tasks.
4. Follow the instructions provided by the wizard.
This tip applies to both Windows XP Home and Windows XP Professional systems in either a standalone or peer-to-peer workgroup configuration.
You can not use this tip on windows server domain
Source : Techrepublic