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Boot Password

by hotdog / December 31, 2004 9:42 PM PST

How do I set up my computer so that it won't fully boot without a password.

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Not a Windows feature.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 31, 2004 10:23 PM PST
In reply to: Boot Password

You can set most machines with a BIOS password to stop unauthorized users...


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Re: Not a windows feature
by hotdog / December 31, 2004 10:53 PM PST
In reply to: Not a Windows feature.

Thanks for the speedy reply Bob.
After I originally posted I subsequently did a search like you recomend. I'll do that first in the future.
I went into BIOS, I think,(CMOS Setup?)but do I set a "supervisors" p/w or a "users" p/w?
I just want to prevent houseguests from opening the computor when I'm not present.

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I set both.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 31, 2004 11:05 PM PST

To the same. Be sure its simple. The simplest word works here.

Also, be sure to know how to clear the CMOS with the CMOS clear jumper in case you forget it one day.


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