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Windows 7: Mom Needs Help with Teenager overriding Password

29 Mar 2011   #1
SuperMom

Windows 7 64 Bit and Windows Vista
 
 
Mom Needs Help with Teenager overriding Password

Hi There!

I was just wandering if anyone could help me with a problem. My 16 year old daughter has watched a video on you tube on how to override the password I have on windows so she can get into the computer. She actually is able to find out what all the passwords are even though I clear the history and temp folders in internet options. I have windows 7 and Vista. Yes I have change the password to the network so she cant get to the web but is there anyway that I can possible stop her when the computer first comes on? It looks like the information comes up on the hard drive, and I cant keep totally disconnecting the desk top it's to much work. I could be wrong but she sure did get in last night as the administrator(And that's me) She even told me Mom there nothing to fix it(Yeah okay lets see about that.



I know most of the individuals on here are Computer Savvy so perhaps you can give me some insight. PLEASE

P.S. No I can beat her its not allowed in California


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29 Mar 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

Hello SuperMom, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you have Windows 7 Ultimate, then one option would be to turn on Bitlocker Encryption for your Windows 7 drive with a USB flash key. Afterwards you will have to have the USB flash key that contains the startup key in order to be able to unlock and startup Wnidows 7.

This way you can keep the USB key with you when you do not want her to have access.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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29 Mar 2011   #3
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I don't have Windows 7 Ultimate but only Windows 7 Professional and Vista can I do this with those Operating Systems? Thanks in advance for any additional information Brink!!

Personally I think it's time to stop talking to her and give her a swift KICK in the BUTT.

Other then that there are always ways to get around Windows Passwords. there are even links on this site on ways to reset passwords.

Personally I think that is a bad idea. Screw the people that forget their password.

Just MHO.

Good luck.
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29 Mar 2011   #4
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hi there,

Read this and see if that helps
Web Security: Tips to Protect Kids Online | Microsoft Protect and Windows Live Family Safety 2011
Put a password for Build-in admin
Gave her access to Standard account
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29 Mar 2011   #5
SuperMom

Windows 7 64 Bit and Windows Vista
 
 

Thanks Jack Sparrow. I will read up on it but shes that good,makes me angry she has is a standard user and when she overrides the system she goes in as the administration and changes the settings in Windows family security. I'll keep trying but thanks for letting me know
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29 Mar 2011   #6
DarkXeno

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Well I hate to say this one but you can go to the extreme and see if your machine has an option in BIOS for a power on password. So once the machine is turned on it ask for your password before it even boots.
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29 Mar 2011   #7
SuperMom

Windows 7 64 Bit and Windows Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkXeno View Post
Well I hate to say this one but you can go to the extreme and see if your machine has an option in BIOS for a power on password. So once the machine is turned on it ask for your password before it even boots.
Dark is this something legal and is there a website for it with windows? I will attempt anything at this point
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29 Mar 2011   #8
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

If she can't follow the rules, then she shouldn't be allowed to use your computer!

Unplug the power cords from the machines and the wall, then take them with you.
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29 Mar 2011   #9
DarkXeno

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SuperMom View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkXeno View Post
Well I hate to say this one but you can go to the extreme and see if your machine has an option in BIOS for a power on password. So once the machine is turned on it ask for your password before it even boots.
Dark is this something legal and is there a website for it with windows? I will attempt anything at this point
Its legal, you just need to make sure you have the option on your computer, it all depends on the make of the machine. When the machine boots ie before you see the Windows logo, enter into BIOS by using the correct key for HPs its f10, Dells its F2, most computers its DEL you just have to watch the screen when it boots.
There you will need to look for the option. If you tell us the kind of machine you have we can give you more detail instructions. I know with the people here we have seen tons of computer setups so we should be able to walk you threw it.
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29 Mar 2011   #10
DarkXeno

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
If she can't follow the rules, then she shouldn't be allowed to use your computer!

Unplug the power cords from the machines and the wall, then take them with you.
You know what I like this way a lot more then my original idea.
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