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Add password i want to put a password on my computer so that no one can access my computer . i dont want the system to boot without a password. help me please im tired of people going on my computer when im not home

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Hello pielcanela21 Ties describe the method is good but it can be broken if some one is little bit know about computer. He can break the bios password easily.
You should put Administrator password of you OS. XP or Vista
Go to control panel select "user account" select the user and set the password this is more secure password now one can access your computer if there is only one account.

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Boot to the CMOS or BIOS setup and you will see tabs for what you can modify at the top. One will be Security and there you can enter a supervisory password. If this is a laptop DO NOT FORGET THE PASSWORD as you will not be able to bypass it like you can with a desktop computer.   When you first start the computer the display will say Press F1 or F2 or Delete to enter setup. Steve 

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    Stephen Medley Dec 02, 2008

    How can my solution be rated as inappropriate? This is exactly the way it is done unless you are unaware of the fact that anyone can break the Windows Admin password just by changing hard drives, reloading Windows by booting to the cd or any other method of reloading the operating system. If you were not concerned with theft then go with the Windows password. If it is a laptop, which you never clarified, the password I described could only be bypassed by someone with factory-level knowledge. With all due respect your "Inappropriate" rating is inappropriate if you were only concerned with casual access to your computer as anyone who seriously wants access will have it. Steve Medley


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Hi there,

when the computer is starting up, you can enter the BIOS setup by pressing either:
esc, delete, F2 or F10.
or try to look good when it start up witch is the right one for your system.
In the setup, there is a security setup, and the first one down is the boot up password.
set it and remember F10 to accept the change.


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Another method is by trying to restore a backed up System State (in Windows 2000/XP/2003) or a ERD (in NT 4.0) in which you do remember the password. The problem with doing so is that you'll probably lose all of the recently add users and groups, and all the changed passwords for all of your users since the last backup was made.
A third method might be to install a parallel operating system on a different partition on the same computer, then use a simple trick to gain access to the old syste
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