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Old 06-19-2004, 10:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know any free programs I can use to Password Protect my computer, so when I log on it asks me for a Password. I have a Windows XP 4300S with Microsoft and soon Mandrake Linux, but not yet installed on it.
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Old 06-19-2004, 10:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I dont quite understand what you are asking... because if you want password protection you should be able to turn that on in windows xp or maybe there is something that I am missing
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I was never aware of that. How do you go about doing that?
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Old 06-19-2004, 11:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Go into the control panel>User Accounts>Change the way users log on or off. Uncheck the box to use the Welcome Screen. (Personally, I would turn off 'Fast User Switching' also)
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yeah... what he said, if you even want more protection you could make a BIOS password, which means that soon as you turn your machine on you would have to enter a password before windows or anything else boots
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