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Password Sign On Template Irrelevant

Upon startup, the security sign on box/template appears asking for a password. The template also has a Cancel box which upon activation allows the system to continue loading without a password entry therefore computer operation is not password protected. What other security measure offered by Windows (if any) is available to keep youngsters from accessing the computer?

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Which Windows?

The DOS based Windows didn't have any security and that logon box carries none. It's a network signon item and not a computer logon.

Try a BIOS password if you must.


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Assuming you are discussing Win 9X...

the login is not (as Bob noted) for security.

Besides the BIOS password he suggested you might consider making use of the Policy Editor (available on the installation CD but not installed by default) to FORCE a log on and to restrict certain activities or functions. Not perfect by any means but generally workable and better than simply using the BIOS (best would be both if you aren't going to upgrade to an OS that allows for secure logins).

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