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Secure Account Logins

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In order to improve the security of your Windows computer and personal data, you must add a restriction on the number of login attempts

  • Click on Start menu and run "Local Security Policy" as administrator.
    • On Windows XP, run it from the Control panel -> Administrative Tools
  • Go to Account Policies
  • Account Lockout Policy



  • Double click on "Account lockout threshold".
  • Change the value the sugested 5 attempts.



  • Confirm you settings (you can change the duration after)


  • Double click on "Account lockout duration" and change it to 10 minutes if prefered.
  • You should end with these settings: