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Finger Print Reader

I'm getting ready to invest in a new laptop and don't want my nosy kids using it. Short of cutting off their fingers, I was thinking of adding the finger print identifier option to the laptop.
Is this technology reliable enough to keep them from gaining access to my system, or would I be better off using a program such as TrueCrypt to encrypt the laptop's operating system.

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Readers are excellent. . .

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Or you can set a BIOS password. The PC will not boot without it.

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Finger Print Reader

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Is a BIOS password the same as the typical method used by most people to log into their account, whether it's as the Administrator or a User ...or is it a less-known method not familiar to the average PC user?

If it's the latter, how do I set up a BIOS password?

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BIOS is better. . .

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With a regular user's account, it can be bypassed by booting into safe mode. A BIOS password is set before the PC boots up. Each PC has a different method of getting into the BIOS, but this type of password is much more secure.

To set one up you turn on the PC and before Windows starts to load you press one key. Depending on the PC it can be F1, F11, F12, ctrl, or whatever. You'll need to have the specific PC user's manual to get started.

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That's very interesting. Will definitely look into it.
Thanks!

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