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    I want to use a password

    I would like to set up a password protection in Windows 98, can someone help me please, I tried searching the forum, but the posts only concern getting rid of it, not setting it up.

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    Re: I want to use a password

    Have you tried choosing "Log out" from the start menu? I think this should get you back to a login screen, unless the person who set up the computer has done something strange, like an automatic login from TweakUI. After you have logged in once you will get the prompt each time.

    If you want to force a password to be used everytime anyone logs on then I think you can do this from the Windows 98 system policy editor .

    StuartR

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    Re: I want to use a password

    thank you very much Stuart, the log out feature worked perfectly.

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    Re: I want to use a password

    But being a 98 OS, all one needs to do is hit the "cancel button" or "Esc" key and away one goes into the system.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: I want to use a password

    You can also set up password protection on your screen saver.
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    Re: I want to use a password

    X-Setup can be used to disable the Esc/Cancel option and force a valid userid and password. The attached graphic shows where to find the appropriate option (though X-Setup has the option disabled on my Win2k machine).
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