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What is a Windows iniciar sesion?

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"Windows iniciar sesión" is Spanish for "Windows login" and is the screen for signing into a Windows device using a person's username and password. Depending on the version of Windows, the user may choose to link the operating system with his Microsoft account, such as Hotmail.com or Live.com, allowing him to log in with an online account instead. This method allows people to access cloud storage, download apps from the Windows Store or use multiple devices to access their settings.

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Creating a Windows username and password is important for stopping hackers and other unintended guests from operating a computer or mobile device without permission. While requiring users to log in does not protect a computer's files, the security feature does help prevent people from accessing private online emails and installing or removing software. Users who wish to stop unwanted file access on their computers should use file encryption.

Windows is an operating system first released in 1985, with Windows 10 released in 2015. The operating system implements a graphical user interface and comes in 32-bit and 64-bit versions. Some mobile devices use a version of this operating system, such as Windows 10 Mobile. Because Windows is a target of many viruses and malware programs, the operating system now comes preinstalled with an antivirus program called Windows Defender, which is automatically enabled.

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