Trying to set up password protection on WIN98

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  1. MichaelBryant

    MichaelBryant Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm trying to keep my kids from using the computer when I'm not around. How do I set up the computer to prompt for a password before the desktop loads? I've tried following the directions in Windows help but all you have to do is click the cancel button and the password protection is by passed. Is there something I'm missing?
     
  2. Tekara

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    windoze 98 doesn't have any real form of security, the username and password is there only for individualized settings, your basically looking at having to go out a drop some money for an update to either win2000 or winxp as they are more workstation oriented and thus have better security measures on them.
     
  3. Ted Lee

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    in the old days, you could put a password via the bios screen. does that still work these days?

    i suppose you can go into your bios setup and check...
     
  4. Vince Maskeeper

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    I have my 98 dekstop password protected. Granted it's a global username and pass (not individual users like 2000 or XP)- but it works.

    It should be in the control panel for 98. I've never had any problems.

    -Vince
     
  5. Rob Gillespie

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    Vince - all you need do is click 'cancel' to get in.

    Unless you're prepared to move up to Windows 2000, XP or Linux, the BIOS password is the only way to stop your kids getting into the machine.
     
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  7. Roy C.

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    The BIOS password is the only "real" way to keep your PC safe from turning on. Another option is to put a password on your screensaver and activate it every time you walk away from the PC. These two forms of security should keep your kids away... I forgot to mention free utilities like TWEAKUI that will not let you bypass the Windows login box by hitting ESC.

    Good luck,
    Roy C.
     

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