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Windows 7: Locking down a base computer

08 Jun 2012   #11
vaidas3

Windows 7 pro 64bit. (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AJscott26 View Post
Not a personal fan with Bitlocker. Tryed it and I mean it works but it's really not that secure.

@FuturDreamz, I have never played around wih but I will look more into that. Sounds fun.

As far as what I was talking about, Windows 7 has a built in system locker where you have to put in a floppy drive in order to get the the desktop. But instead you just change the drive of an flashdrive to drive (A) and it colts a keyfile to the flashdrive and when ever you start the computer, you have to insert the flashdrive with the keyfile in order to unlock the computer. I just can't think of what's its call

As far as TrueCrypt, I am going to run that. I do run a intel 2.8 quad core. So it shouldn't be that much of a problem.

if they have physical access to your pc desktop locking in windows isnt goint to help you.. be it password or flash drive doesnt matter.


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08 Jun 2012   #12
Trucidation

 

If you just want them to not be able to use the computer, just remove the power cord and bring it along with you. Hell, remove the monitor cable.

If they're going to go so far as to removing the HDD to mount it elsewhere to get at the stuff on it, you may need to reassess those "friendships".
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08 Jun 2012   #13
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Maybe you can make it a raid 0 system, and simply pop out and carry one of the drives with you?
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08 Jun 2012   #14
pcunite

Windows 10 x64
 
 

Use software restriction policy ... very easy to setup and locks it tight.
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08 Jun 2012   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

The OP doesn't have a computer problem.
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09 Jun 2012   #16
AJscott26

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pcunite View Post
Use software restriction policy ... very easy to setup and locks it tight.
Have to say very nice. I figured out what the name that one thing that I was talking about. What about Syskey for windows?? Currently using the flashdrive part of that.
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09 Jun 2012   #17
pcunite

Windows 10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AJscott26 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pcunite View Post
Use software restriction policy ... very easy to setup and locks it tight.
Have to say very nice. I figured out what the name that one thing that I was talking about. What about Syskey for windows?? Currently using the flashdrive part of that.
If when you boot from a CDROM or USB stick, and the BIOS is not passlocked, and they don't take out the drive ... you still need the contents on the disk encrypted with something like TrueCrypt. You need to anyway for physical protection ...
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10 Jun 2012   #18
AJscott26

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I see then I'm going to have to use some kind pad lock or something and TrueCrypt on the computer thanks people.
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