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Windows 7: Best way to prevent others from using my comp

14 Nov 2009   #1
pestbest

Windows 7
 
 
Best way to prevent others from using my comp

Hi,

Can anyone tell me the best way to prevent others from using my computer? The user account password is easy to bypass and remove so can anyone tell me a better way that is impossible to bypass without passwords or info?

Ty


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14 Nov 2009   #2
zx81

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hello pestbest,

I am not sure what you mean,
You can use admin or user accounts with a password.
You could lock the door of the room where your computer is.
You could use a BIOS password, and turn your computer off if you are not there.
Just some hints.

zx81
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14 Nov 2009   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Pestbest,

I suppose that you could use a USB key with BitLocker to protect your computer from unauthorized access. They cannot use the computer without the USB key plugged in. This tutorial below will give you more details about how to do this if you wanted to.

BitLocker Drive Encryption - Windows 7 Drive - Turn On or Off with no TPM

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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14 Nov 2009   #4
pestbest

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zx81 View Post
Hello pestbest,

I am not sure what you mean,
You can use admin or user accounts with a password.
You could lock the door of the room where your computer is.
You could use a BIOS password, and turn your computer off if you are not there.
Just some hints.

zx81
Admin or User Accounts with password ain't good enough as my brother can remove it via safe mode administrator account.
The room is shared so I can't lock it.
How do I use a BIOS Password?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Pestbest,

I suppose that you could use a USB key with BitLocker to protect your computer from unauthorized access. They cannot use the computer without the USB key plugged in. This tutorial below will give you more details about how to do this if you wanted to.

BitLocker Drive Encryption - Windows 7 Drive - Turn On or Off with no TPM

Hope this helps,
Shawn
But does it work in Windows XP SP3? My laptop uses Windows XP SP3. Don't tell me to hide it cause I'm too lazy and would only do that as a last resort.
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14 Nov 2009   #5
zx81

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I am not sure how you can enter the BIOS and set a password, I just discovered your system specs and have seen you are using an Apple computer.

Here you got a link, I hope this will help you.
Apple - Support - Discussions - bios password ...

Best regards,

zx81
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14 Nov 2009   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pestbest View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Pestbest,

I suppose that you could use a USB key with BitLocker to protect your computer from unauthorized access. They cannot use the computer without the USB key plugged in. This tutorial below will give you more details about how to do this if you wanted to.

BitLocker Drive Encryption - Windows 7 Drive - Turn On or Off with no TPM

Hope this helps,
Shawn
But does it work in Windows XP SP3? My laptop uses Windows XP SP3. Don't tell me to hide it cause I'm too lazy and would only do that as a last resort.
This is a feature in Windows 7 instead, and not in XP. I'm not sure about it working right or not if you are dual booting with XP and Windows 7 though.
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14 Nov 2009   #7
pestbest

Windows 7
 
 

Will try it now. I'm running a Penryn Macbook but using Windows XP via Bootcamp. I will try now and update this post. I'm not dual booting Windows XP and 7. XP is the main OS and that's all.
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14 Nov 2009   #8
LPDad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Setting a BIOS password will do you no good.
It is very easy to reset a bios password (Unplug the computer, remove the battery, reset your CMOS). That is a hell of a lot easier to bypass than resetting the Windows Password.

If it is your computer, why do you let your brother have an ADMIN account???
just curious.
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14 Nov 2009   #9
GlobesStudios

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

if your running xp on a mac
why did you post your question here?
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14 Nov 2009   #10
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Best way is remove the battery, hide it with the power cord in a place where he don't know. Without power, how can he turn it on?
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