How lock out other users?


C

Chili

This is not quite an emergency yet, but it has become
extremely urgent. I need to block everyone but me from
using my computer, from accessing anything beyond the
start-up screen if that's possible. I would really
appreciate help in this matter, since this is quite a
problem for me.

/Chili
 
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Guest

Thank you, but I need a way to lock the system. The
problem is that while I'm away from home, certain family
members surf via my connection and my computer, and I want
to keep them from being able to start Windows and use the
computer at all, while I'm not around.

Thanks all the same for ths swift reply.

/Chili
 
M

Mike Bynum

Thank you, but I need a way to lock the system. The
problem is that while I'm away from home, certain family
members surf via my connection and my computer, and I want
to keep them from being able to start Windows and use the
computer at all, while I'm not around.

Thanks all the same for ths swift reply.

/Chili
Chili,

As long as your family members have physical access to your system, there is
no real way to totally secure it. Depending on how important this is to
you, the best thing would be to take your hard drive with you when you
leave.

Mike
 
C

Chili

-----Original Message-----

As long as your family members have physical access to your system, there is
no real way to totally secure it. Depending on how important this is to
you, the best thing would be to take your hard drive with you when you
leave.
What I was hoping for was some kind of password function.
They're too lazy and unskilled to work around that. My
problem is I don't really know how to set up the password
to block them from it. One of the downsides of being brand
new to WinXP, is total ignorance, I suppose.

/Chili
 
D

David

What I was hoping for was some kind of password function.
They're too lazy and unskilled to work around that. My
problem is I don't really know how to set up the password
to block them from it. One of the downsides of being brand
new to WinXP, is total ignorance, I suppose.

/Chili
Goto Control Panel?Users. Click on your account and select Add
Password.

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Mike Bynum

Chili said:
What I was hoping for was some kind of password function.
They're too lazy and unskilled to work around that. My
problem is I don't really know how to set up the password
to block them from it. One of the downsides of being brand
new to WinXP, is total ignorance, I suppose.

/Chili

Chili,

I guess I'm a little confused now as to what is happening. Are your family
members logging in under your account and it is not password protected? If
that is the case, you can set a password for your account by going to
Control Panel, User Accounts and click on Create a password. If they are
logging under your account and they have your password, you can change it by
hitting the Ctrl + Alt + Delete keys and selecting Change password.

If neither of these is the situation, please post back again with more
details.

Mike
 
C

Chili

-----Original Message-----

Goto Control Panel?Users. Click on your account and select Add
Password.
It was that simple? Duh. I feel stupid.

Thank you for the help in spite of the stupid question, I
appreciate it.

/Chili
 
F

fmiller

There is no such thing as a stupid question---just hope
that you get decent answers.

just a reader in newsgroups---F Miller
 
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It's not that easy. If you lock the screen Windows key plus L - that locks it, but all you have to do is re-start and then the login-screen comes up and anybody with an account can log in as them. I have children. They have accounts. I want to, from time to time, not let them access their accounts. I have not found a way to lock the whole computer.
 
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It's not that easy. If you lock the screen Windows key plus L - that locks it, but all you have to do is re-start and then the login-screen comes up and anybody with an account can log in as them. I have children. They have accounts. I want to, from time to time, not let them access their accounts. I have not found a way to lock the whole computer.
ok. I figured out how to lock out everyone from the computer. Click below:
http://www.medcatalog.com/M/marinelock.htm
:lol:
 
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