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    #1328082 - 02/23/03 07:01 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Does any one know of a way witch windows ME to setup a password ? ? ? If I could program good I'd write something to 'add on' to it, does anyone know of any easily found programs that do this????


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Re: passwords [Re: funkymonk]
    #1337251 - 02/26/03 10:14 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

If you're talking about a password to lock others out, I'm not completely sure if you can, but you can prevent them from accessing a network. If you leave your computer off other than when you're using it, you can set a BIOS password which is quite effective as long as your computer case is locked.


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Re: passwords [Re: TinMan]
    #1338677 - 02/26/03 08:14 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

windows is notoriously uunreliable in security department. best thing u can do is turn hotkeys off and setup a screen saver password as most folks couldn't easily get aroudn that. hell i think that the actual startup passwords are still kept in .pwl files (password list) go figure in the windows home dir up to 98. not sure with xp/me. NT offers better security as should XP since it was based on some NT code n such.


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Re: passwords [Re: socratesmind]
    #1357772 - 03/08/03 08:52 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

With W98, 95, and ME there is no way to keep ppl off your computer with a password, without a third party software. But for as much as youd pay for that software you might has well upgrade to a good OS like w2k or xp.

Yes the password for ME and below are kept in the PWL files, using a screensaver in hopes of locking ppl out is silly, restart the system and your in buisness.

But if your REALLY after security, look into using linux. Its come a long way and with KDE3 is really quite user friendly.


Edited by windex (03/08/03 08:53 AM)


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