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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-28-2007, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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windows password

I essentially have my whole life on my laptop and it isnt very smart to have passwords saved so my laptop boots up automatically.

How do I change this so I have to manually type in my PW everytime I turn on my computer?

win xp pro is that matters
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-28-2007, 11:18 PM
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Press Ctrl-Alt-Delete
Click Change Password
Create a password for your account.

I'd also recommend this:

Start > Control Panel > User Accounts
Click Change the way users log on or off
Uncheck Use the Welcome Screen

It's a smart idea to create another local user account with administrative rights and a password only you know, or at least reset the administrator password, depends on which account you are using.

Be careful, and don't just follow steps people enter (including mine) as you can effectively lock yourself out of your own system if you make a wrong step.

I'd do some research on my own if I were you.

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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-28-2007, 11:20 PM
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you can find stuff like this online on your windows machine by hitting F1 to bring up the Help and Support Center and searching on a keyword like "password".

Summary of steps:


To require users to press CTRL+ALT+DELETE before logging on

You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group on a computer that is part of a network domain in order to complete this procedure. Network policy settings may also prevent you from completing this procedure.

1. Open User Accounts in Control Panel.
2. Click the Advanced tab.
3. In Secure logon, select the Require users to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete check box.

Notes

To open User Accounts, click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click User Accounts.

Pressing CTRL+ALT+DELETE before logging on guarantees that the authentic Windows logon prompt appears. Requiring the use of CTRL+ALT+DELETE increases security and helps to thwart certain Trojan horse programs.



now go get a backup system and backup all your data.

oh yeah and make a second administrator account on your machine in case you screw up your regular login and need to reset your account
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-28-2007, 11:28 PM
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damn Jeff beat me to it
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start : run : control userpasswords2
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what ever it is, when your done write it down and put it in your safe.

once Chris locked up a computer she uses cause she forgot the password and i had to do a TOTAL restore.



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Keep the combo to your safe written down inside your safe too... in case you forget it

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-29-2007, 05:06 AM
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Unfortunatelly, simple windows password won't do much if ya were to loose or get your laptop stolen, and the crook knows a thing or two about computers...
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I think Mike is just trying to lock up all his freakish pr0n. He's got some stuff on there that even makes the hunting dog want to try to learn how to use the mouse...
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-29-2007, 04:12 PM
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And as others here have said, back up your data (not on the same computer).
If your "whole life" is on your laptop, and you do not practice regular backups to a remote location, it is just a matter of time before you find yourself up the creek, password issues or otherwise.

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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-30-2007, 11:34 AM
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Side note: If you ever lose your password or forget it, it's a simple registry hack to get it back although any saved encrypted data will potentially be hosed. Just like bwa says it isn't much of a safeguard.
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There are bootable utilities that allow you to remove a Windows password so don't think that your info is safe just because you have a password in front of it. Also if someone gets a hold of your laptop than they can always take the HD out and slap it into a computer as a slave HD and presto, all your info is theirs.

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I have absolutely no idea what ANY of you are talking about

thanks for trying

you do realize this forum is where people like me go to get info from folks like you? If I had youre knowledge of knew the language I wouldnt be the one asking the questions

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Listen to what shadrach had to say in his walkthrough. It's easy to follow and it is exactly what you need to do.
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