Laptop password

  amyfleur 19:04 24 Feb 2010
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If I put a password access on my laptop's login screen, would it be impossible for anyone to get into my files etc?

  MAT ALAN 19:33 24 Feb 2010

Will much depend on your Operating system

XP its keyboard related and very simple

Vista it is disc related and not so simple...

  MarvintheAndroid 00:27 28 Feb 2010

There are two types of password you can use.

One is stored in your computer's BIOS and requires a password before loading Windows.

The other is a password in your operating system which needs to be entered to "log on".

"Impossible" is probably not achievable, but either should be sufficient unless you're storing military secrets.

Marv

  amyfleur 15:58 28 Feb 2010

I will have a look in-depth at using a password in BIOS and the 'log on' screen to see which is preferable.

No military secrets on this laptop, hey-ho; but all my personal diaries, journals, book-writing, accounts, savings etc. etc.

My documents all have individual passwords, but I thought it prudent to have additional privacy - just in case.

Thanks for replies.

  MAT ALAN 16:03 28 Feb 2010

Tell us your chosen O/S recovery might be quicker than you think...

  Prish 09:06 08 Sep 2010

And xp or vista or 7, putting in a linux os disc can let acess to your files..

  ronalddonald 23:20 11 Sep 2010

Just he old spy stuff aye

  birdface 17:44 12 Sep 2010

Getting easier no passwords safe now.

click here

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