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In Windows XP How many passwords can be set to secure a machine and how?

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Well, the best way to setup security is through a BIOS password. This bypasses any operating sytem and doesn't allow any user interaction until the password is entered. Also, a user cannot edit anything in the BIOS without a master password.

Most BIOS systems can be entered by pressing delete during the initial startup of the machine.

As for windows XP, the only true security it has is the startup password. Which is setup through the users menu in control panel. You can, however, setup advanced security and disable many abilities of other users using the Administrator account on your operating system.

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Today computer has been a part of our daily life, where we have most of our secrets stored, like personal photos, bank account number and password, diary, MSN chatting records, etc. Obviously, no one wants to share these personal secrets with others. But in reality, incidents concerning privacy leakage happen every day. To avoid the hidden security breaches, Creating a Windows password appears a necessity. But sometimes, Windows password lost may ruin completely your day when you can not access your laptop again!

In the following article, it will relates to how to create a Windows password and what to do if you have Windows password lost.

How to protect your computer secrets?

Setting up a password on Windows is the most well-known way to secure your laptop. It can help you stop unauthorized users and hackers from accessing your computer data. Although users can set a Windows password within a few clicks, setting a proper and uneasy forgetful Windows password.

How to set a strong Windows password?

It is an art to set a Windows password. If you set properly, it will be convenient for you. Otherwise, it will never add your Windows security at all. Inversely, it will bring you great trouble. Actually, the principles for a strong Windows password can be very simple:

1. At least 8 characters long. 16 characters long is said to be very safe.
2. Composed of uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers and symbols found on keyboard.
3. Significantly different from previous passwords.
4. Do not contain your user name, real name, or company name.
5. Do not contain your birthday and telephone number.
6. Do not contain a complete word.
Remember that the stronger your password, the safer your computer will be from hackers and malicious software.

How to prevent your Windows password lost?

In addition to Windows password, today there are many other passwords surrounding us, like bank passwords, MSN passwords, and e-mail or forum website password. What a hard job for people to keep these passwords in heart.

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Suggestion 1: note and keep them in a safe place

To remember your Windows password, it is better to prepare a notebook and write all your passwords on it and store them in a secure place. Alternatively, you can also use a portable storage media like USB flash drive to store them.

Suggestion 2: Create a Windows password rest disk

As Windows password, one of the best ways is to create a Windows password reset disk which allows you to reset password when Windows password lost. It is very easy. For example, if you want to create a password reset disk in terms of Windows 7 password lost, you can follow the below steps.

1. Insert a removable media such as a USB flash drive or floppy in computer.
2. Open User Accounts and click Start -> Control Panel -> User Accounts and Family Safety ->User Accounts
3. In the left pane, click Create a password reset disk, and then forgotten password wizard comes up.
4. Click Next and follow the forgotten password instructions to create the password reset disk.

Suggestion 3: with some Windows password reset tools

Once the Windows 7 password reset disk is completed, please locate it in a safe place. It will be helpful if your Windows 7 password lost. Although it is simple to create such a simple disk, many users forget to create one. In that case, it is recommended to use some kinds of Windows password reset tool, like Windows Password Unlocker, which can breezily fix Windows password lost problems with a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive.

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How do i disable my password when i logon


Someone set a policy on your machine to enforce certain rules about passwords. Best to ask this person to modify these rules for you. Alternatively you can run gpedit.msc, then follow this path to change them yourself: Local Computer Policy / Computer Configuration / Windows Settings / Security Settings / Account Policy / Password Policy.
Note also this:
- You cannot delete the inbuilt Administrator account.
- Having administrator accounts with a blank password is a big security risk.

Answer from: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-security/error-message-windows-cannot-remove-the-password/3eb2c867-e6fb-4216-9040-4e9913a29c30

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Go into your control panel, there is a system/security section that will give you the access you need to set/change passwords. (in order to change a pre-existing password you will need to enter your old password and then your new one) I hope this helps

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I forgot my login user name and password for my hp probook 4530s laptop how do i reset it


Hi,

This is only possible is you are using Windows XP. If your operating system is windows Xp, follow the steps below:

  1. Turn on your laptop and allow it get to the stage where is will ask for user/log password
  2. Press Ctrl + Alt + Del your keyboard.
  3. A user name and password prompt will pop up.
  4. On the user name type in "administrator
  5. On the password, type in "administrator"
  6. and you windows will open, go to control panel from there to change the password.
That's all. In other words, the user name and password is administrator.

But in the case of windows Vista, you will have to re-run windows operating system, because vista security is very tight and it is difficult to break into its password..

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How do i reset the bios password for my lenovo a310?


User passwords:
Power on
BIOS execution can be controlled by a Power On Password. This password is set in the BIOS Configuration screen, accessed by pressing the F1 key after pressing the power on switch to turn on the PC. If the person at the keyboard does not know the Power On Password, then BIOS execution halts.

Hard drive
The hard drive is controlled by the Hard Drive Password. After the Power On Password is entered, the person at the keyboard must be able to enter the Hard Drive Password, otherwise the disk drive will not spin up for use. Like the Power On Password, the Hard Drive Password is set in the BIOS configuration screen.

Administrative passwords:
Each of the two user passwords can be controlled by a Master or administrative password. If the administrative password is not set, then anyone who knows the user password can change it in the BIOS configuration screen. If the administration password is set, then it is impossible to reset the user password unless you know the administrative password. The Supervisor Password is the administrative password for the Power On Password. The Master Hard Drive Password controls the Hard Drive Password.

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I have a compaq nx6310 laptop. how do you get setting password


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