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Cranky

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Hi !!
I am on cable so my computer is always on. That means that anyone can get online and /or into my files any time they wish.
I want to find a program (Free) to lock up my computer. So they cant get off of my Desktop. Is there such a program?

Thanks Cranky !!!
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If you are running windows then you can do it easily - first set a username and password in Control Panel=>Users and Passwords. Make sure you check the box marked 'users must enter a password to log on' if you don't want people to get round it by restarting the computer.
When you want to leave the PC, press CTRL+ALT+DEL and click 'lock computer' on the dialog that pops up. When you come back you just need to log in with your username and password. Everything you had running will still be working while the computer is locked.
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Whoops, that's win2K anyway. With XP you can just log off but choose not to close your programs. If it's a shared PC you can set other users rights so they can't get into your account in Control Panel=>Users and Passwords. As before, check the box requiring a password to log in.
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Running windows xp and it worked. I knew you could put in a password to lock your computer, but I thought that you had to shut down the computer and I didnt want that because it also stopped my screensaver. Now I know Different. This way I still have my screensaver.
I thank you very much. ;) You see you can teach an old dog new tricks.
Its for the Grandkids . Thanks a bunch !!! Case closed.
Cranky !!!! :tazz:
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