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Old May 18th 07, 11:48 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.general
Ross
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Default Password help requested

Using an Emachine running ME, when I boot up I thought I was password
protected. But I just noticed that the "type in a password and username to
log on" has a "cancel" button on it which allows anyone to bypass my
password. How do I get this pc to the point that anyone wanting to boot it up
has to enter a password and does not have the option to "cancel"? All help
appreciated.

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Old May 19th 07, 12:18 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.general
Mike M
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Default Password help requested

No Win 9x operating systems were designed to be secure including Win Me
with the different password protected profiles being limited to allowing
the user to personalise the eye candy on their system such as the desktop
image and the like. If you want a secure system either place the PC in a
location where others cannot easily get at it or install a more security
conscious operating system such as XP.

So what to do with what you have? Does the bios perhaps include password
protection? Many do in which case enable it and this will help prevent
unwanted use of the PC. I thought that Doug Knox (Microsoft MVP) had a
utility on his site that hacked the registry to do much of what you want
but it seems I am mistaken. Hopefully someone else reading your message,
possibly Mart, remembers the link and will post it for you.
--
Mike Maltby



Ross wrote:

Using an Emachine running ME, when I boot up I thought I was password
protected. But I just noticed that the "type in a password and
username to log on" has a "cancel" button on it which allows anyone
to bypass my password. How do I get this pc to the point that anyone
wanting to boot it up has to enter a password and does not have the
option to "cancel"? All help appreciated.


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Old May 19th 07, 01:36 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.general
Mart
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Default Password help requested

Hi Mike - and Ross,

Doug's "Secure Your Computer" free utility link is still currently available
at the following URL:-
http://www.dougknox.com/security/validated.htm

WARNING!! Be sure to read his recommendation!!

HTH and good luck

Mart


"Mike M" wrote in message
...
No Win 9x operating systems were designed to be secure including Win Me
with the different password protected profiles being limited to allowing
the user to personalise the eye candy on their system such as the desktop
image and the like. If you want a secure system either place the PC in a
location where others cannot easily get at it or install a more security
conscious operating system such as XP.

So what to do with what you have? Does the bios perhaps include password
protection? Many do in which case enable it and this will help prevent
unwanted use of the PC. I thought that Doug Knox (Microsoft MVP) had a
utility on his site that hacked the registry to do much of what you want
but it seems I am mistaken. Hopefully someone else reading your message,
possibly Mart, remembers the link and will post it for you.
--
Mike Maltby



Ross wrote:

Using an Emachine running ME, when I boot up I thought I was password
protected. But I just noticed that the "type in a password and
username to log on" has a "cancel" button on it which allows anyone
to bypass my password. How do I get this pc to the point that anyone
wanting to boot it up has to enter a password and does not have the
option to "cancel"? All help appreciated.




 




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