Create a Password for PC

  DerekR 11:23 15 Jul 2006

Can anyone of you kind knowledgeable chaps or chapessess point me in the direction of how to create a PC password, not just user account passwords?

I think age must be catching up with me now... head's all blank on this issue!

I need to stop access to a second PC so need to password protect it at boot. Oh - XP home o/s.



  wobblymike 11:26 15 Jul 2006

start - control panel - user accounts - change accounts - select account and set password

  DerekR 11:29 15 Jul 2006

thanks for that Wobbly - it's not users I want to password, its the PC.

I thought a password to access the PC not just the user accounts could be created

  superhoops 11:48 15 Jul 2006

On my pc you go into the bios and there is an option in there to create a pasword and the pc will not start without it being entered correctly

  Joe R 11:53 15 Jul 2006


that password only stops you accessing the bios.

  DerekR 12:29 15 Jul 2006

Thanks fellas - I'll just stick with the user account passwords!

  pj123 12:30 15 Jul 2006

Joe R, not strictly true. I have a password set up in the BIOS. When booting I am asked for the password and the system boots OK. You need to go into the BIOS and set a "System" password there, not a BIOS or Supervisor password.

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