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power on password on windows 7

by susanac / July 7, 2012 12:14 PM PDT

would like to set a power-on password so that no one can use my desktop. how do I do this? already established a bios password but it doesn't stop access to windows and the internet. do not want any unauthorized person using my computer! would to establish "no usage at all of my entire computer." Any suggestions?

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Usually you just set your logon password.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 7, 2012 12:17 PM PDT

I clicked on the Windows Orb in the usual place and typed USER PASSWORD and there it was.

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Use a flashdrive instead
by Willy / July 8, 2012 11:31 PM PDT
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