Laptop password

  amyfleur 19:04 24 Feb 2010

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.


  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.

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