Do you use a Windows login password?

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Do you use a password for windows login?

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  1. FrankTabletuser

    FrankTabletuser Notebook Evangelist

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    ok, if you use a multiple account setup and let your PC running unattended then I understand why you use a windows password.

    You talk about removing the RTC battery or shorting the BIOS jumper (if available)
    Well I hope that this won't work, but haven't tried it yet.
    At least here it hasn't worked, but maybe you know better how to help him.

    The PW my PC has is also not really a BIOS password, more a pre-BIOS password, which is a dedicated system which also uses separate buttons to enter the PW (not the keyboard), but, again, I've never removed the RTC battery to see if it got reset.
     
  2. davepermen

    davepermen Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    bios passwords can be reset by removing battery normally, yes. but there are secure-components (my tablet has them, too), which obviously shouldn't be that easy to circumvent. :)
     
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    usapatriot Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I have a password on the log in page and also on the safe mode log in page for the administrator account. I have it to prevent anyone from accessing my computer. Although I do have a restricted guest account enabled at all times.
     
  4. spark_plug72

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    I have a password on my computer, because I live in a dorm.
    Around here, if you forget to logout when you leave the room who knows what you'll come back to.
     
  5. LCM99

    LCM99 Notebook Guru

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    Yes, even though I'm the only user on the computer, it makes me feel safer & deters others from using it (friends, family, roommates). Even though in the past it's been "password" or " " (spacebar), the password protected log-in screen deters the average user from getting in (plus, if someone wants to get in they'll get in, no matter how long & complicated the password is). And don't worry, I've increased my password security since then, now it's TWO spaces! :D
     
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    1337haxorz Notebook Guru

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    I use a bios password because most of my friends barely know how to use Microsoft word, let alone take apart my laptop and search for that tiny battery.
     
  7. tuηay

    tuηay o TuNaY o

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    Yes, I use but now I have forgot my password becouse of FingerPrint reader :D
     
  8. The Mad Fapper

    The Mad Fapper Newbie

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    The only reason I have a password on my computer, is so I can rdp into it. What would I have to hide, that isn't already secure on my file server?
     
  9. Signal2Noise

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    Laptop = fingerprint

    Desktops = Password

    Got kids. Need security. :)
     
  10. DetlevCM

    DetlevCM Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    That's a good point - but, what happens if your kids surpass your computer knowledge and learn how to bypass a password?

    - passwords work with the non-tech savy though :D
     
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