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Windows 7: Windows 7 bootup password issue

20 Mar 2011   #1
adithya

32bit
 
 
Windows 7 bootup password issue

Hi friends,
this is to ask you how to make the startup password unhackable?
there are so many tricks and tweaks to break through the startup password, but can anyone tell me how to make it secured and in accessable??
am using windows 7 ultimate edition..
your reply will be of high value


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20 Mar 2011   #2
sordid

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sorry to say mate - but that's simply impossible.
Every PC is vulnerable to a certain extent - be it consumer level Windows, be it geek style Linux. There are always ways.
If you are really so concerned about data safety, I'd recommend using a very good encryption tool in the first place, namely Truecrypt. It's absolutely free, open source and easy to use. With a strong password, it's almost impossible to break.
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20 Mar 2011   #3
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

I use GRC's password generator when I am paranoid.

https://www.grc.com/passwords.htm

But you can also concoct something on your own taking care to avoid things like your mothers name, your birth date, and dictionary words.

But remember, the tougher the password, the tougher it'll be to remember. If you lose it, you'll likely be locked out of your computer. Also, if the computer is a laptop and the laptop gets stolen, all bets are off.
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20 Mar 2011   #4
adithya

32bit
 
 

yeah ok... thanks a lot for your information..!!!
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20 Mar 2011   #5
adithya

32bit
 
 
Thanks for ur help...wil try it out!!!

really thanks a lot for your information..by the way does this truecrypt provide recovery tools incase of crash or anything inadverdent??

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sordid View Post
Sorry to say mate - but that's simply impossible.
Every PC is vulnerable to a certain extent - be it consumer level Windows, be it geek style Linux. There are always ways.
If you are really so concerned about data safety, I'd recommend using a very good encryption tool in the first place, namely Truecrypt. It's absolutely free, open source and easy to use. With a strong password, it's almost impossible to break.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Mar 2011   #6
sordid

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

With Truecrypt it is possible to secure your HD pre-boot meaning that any weak point in Windows itself wouldn't matter.
Just go to their website and read the FAQs. It's actually not even that hard to do plus it leaves only a very little impact performancewise.
But Bill is absolutely right - security begins with a good password.
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20 Mar 2011   #7
sordid

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by adithya View Post
really thanks a lot for your information..by the way does this truecrypt provide recovery tools incase of crash or anything inadverdent??
You'll love the answer: Yes!
TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source Disk Encryption - Documentation - How To Back Up Securely
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20 Mar 2011   #8
adithya

32bit
 
 
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Ya..absolutely.. i will check it up..
hope it works ..
once again thanks for ur reply..!
Take care..!
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sordid View Post
With Truecrypt it is possible to secure your HD pre-boot meaning that any weak point in Windows itself wouldn't matter.
Just go to their website and read the FAQs. It's actually not even that hard to do plus it leaves only a very little impact performancewise.
But Bill is absolutely right - security begins with a good password.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Mar 2011   #9
adithya

32bit
 
 
thanks for d link

oh thats seriously cool then..
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by adithya View Post
Ya..absolutely.. i will check it up..
hope it works ..
once again thanks for ur reply..!
Take care..!
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sordid View Post
With Truecrypt it is possible to secure your HD pre-boot meaning that any weak point in Windows itself wouldn't matter.
Just go to their website and read the FAQs. It's actually not even that hard to do plus it leaves only a very little impact performancewise.
But Bill is absolutely right - security begins with a good password.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Mar 2011   #10
adithya

32bit
 
 

thanks a lot buddy..
definitely will try keeping a good easy to remember password!!
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
I use GRC's password generator when I am paranoid.

https://www.grc.com/passwords.htm

But you can also concoct something on your own taking care to avoid things like your mothers name, your birth date, and dictionary words.

But remember, the tougher the password, the tougher it'll be to remember. If you lose it, you'll likely be locked out of your computer. Also, if the computer is a laptop and the laptop gets stolen, all bets are off.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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