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Windows 7: can you replace windows login with a more secure one?

16 May 2014   #1
ekj111

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 
can you replace windows login with a more secure one?

so my problem is windows login is so easy to crack a toddler can do it, everyone in the house can get my password in just a few minutes when im not around, and snoop on my computer when im at work. and im getting really tired of it. all you have to do is pop in a cd boot up the computer wait and in a few minutes it will tell you all of the users and passwords on the computer.
so is there a 3rd party program that will either replace windows login or add a second login screen or something, is there anything i can do?


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16 May 2014   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

So why would someone (Parents?) carry a CD around to boot into your computer?
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16 May 2014   #3
LMiller7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Set the BIOS to boot from the HD only and set a password for access to the BIOS. Don't forget the password.
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16 May 2014   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
So why would someone (Parents?) carry a CD around to boot into your computer?
Excellent question.
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17 May 2014   #5
ekj111

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
So why would someone (Parents?) carry a CD around to boot into your computer?
carry a cd? we live in the same house, and no its not my parents. dont ask, we have are reasons for being in the same house
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17 May 2014   #6
ekj111

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
Set the BIOS to boot from the HD only and set a password for access to the BIOS. Don't forget the password.
oh yeah, duh. why didnt i think of that but is there anything out there that can replace the windows login or add a second one?
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17 May 2014   #7
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Full disk encryption stops people from using other operating systems to enumerate/change the Windows' accounts.
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17 May 2014   #8
ekj111

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Full disk encryption stops people from using other operating systems to enumerate/change the Windows' accounts.
does full disk encryption effect performance, and will my backups using norton ghost still work? like if the hard drive fails and i replace it load the backup on to it will it boot or will the encryption cause it to be unbootable?
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17 May 2014   #9
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ekj111 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Full disk encryption stops people from using other operating systems to enumerate/change the Windows' accounts.
does full disk encryption effect performance, and will my backups using norton ghost still work? like if the hard drive fails and i replace it load the backup on to it will it boot or will the encryption cause it to be unbootable?
Unfortunately, I'll have to let others answer your questions. I just know that the company that I work for encrypts the entire hard drive. I've removed passwords from computers that we get from Ebay using the "boot to CD/DVD" methods you described, but those methods don't work once we encrypt the drives.
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17 May 2014   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Here is a tutorial that I recommend reading.
Read carefully and understand it.
Now be very careful if you decide to encrypt C drive or any other drive.
If done wrong you could lock yourself out and loose your data ect.
Any drive can be encrypted but one must be careful.

Are you worried about performance or encryption?
Two completely different subjects.
You have to decide which is more important.



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