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Is there any way to add password protection to windows startup in addition to the one that comes standard? I'm trying to help out a friend whos brothers keep using safe mode to get around the password and change it. If anyones got any helpfull info, it would be appriciated.

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if he is using safe mode, he is likely dropping into the admin account and changing the password that way--simple solution

change the admin password
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or put a bios password in..then he can't even get through post without it
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i knew he was using admin but it wont show me admin in order to change it. also... how does this bios password work?
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i knew they were using admin, but it wont let me see admin in order to change the password. and how does this bios password work?
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i knew he was using admin but it wont show me admin in order to change it. also... how does this bios password work?


That's becuase he's using SafeMode to access the admin account, which is hidden in normal mode

BIOS password is enabled on bootup of computer; depending on your system you can press the DEL key, or F1, F2 to get into the BIOS and find the security area and you can set a BIOS password, but remember, there are ways around that as well - it would likely be harder for this person to "break in" if you just go to the safe mode, log in as the admin, and change the password in Control Panel/User Accounts
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here are some relatively generic bios password instructions

http://www.lockdown....spsw&s=articles

here's some for the admin password
http://www.amherst.e...p/admin_pw.html
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Bios password can be bypassed very easily. o.o

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yup. its very difficult to protect a computer from someone who has local access to it
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you're right...a bios password can be bypassed...a windows password can be bypassed, and a screen saver password can be bypassed.but...if they bypass the bios password...you will know for sure that they have..
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