On Mon, 9 Jul 2007 00:40:32 -0700, "Spirit" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> You can set a BIOS Password and you have to enter that before windows will
> even start.
I think a BIOS password is the weakest possible level of security.
It's good enough to stop a casual passer-by from booting the system,
but useless against anyone who really wants to get in.
Opening the case, and removing the battery for a few minutes (or
setting the appropriate jumper) is trivially easy and takes just a few
Besides, many BIOS passwords *can* be bypassed without opening the
case, since there are often backdoor passwords available. There is
also software available to find a BIOS password.
A BIOS password is a good resource against a casual intruder, but if
for example, you want something to keep a thief who has stolen your
computer from being able to access your confidential data, it's
> Or you
> can set a logon password - WRITE IT DOWN in several places...
> How to Create a Windows Vista Logon Password.
> "Zygy" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > Is there a way of introducing a Password on bootup and if there is has it
> > been tried out as fault free? I would hate to bar myself from access. My
> > OS is Vista Business.
Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User
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