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    Password Protection

    I know that I need to either upgrade my Win 98 computer, or purchase a 3rd party program, in order to have viable password protection. What version do I need to get to receive strong password protection? (I don't want someone to be able to just hit escape to bypass the password screen upon start up). Also, does anyone know of a decent 3rd party program I can buy that will provide strong password protection? I need help. Thank you.

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    Re: Password Protection

    Linda,
    With XP Pro you can make it so a user must enter a password to logon with no way around it. Not sure about XP Home but I'd guess you can do it for that also. I'd recommend XP over Win2k as long as your hardware can support XP and you can find XP drivers for your printer, modem, etc. (not a complete list). I run XP Pro at home on a PIII 550 Mhz with 512 MB RAM. It does just fine. Sure, I'd 'like something faster but just can't quite justify the expenditure to myself.

    Joe
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    Re: Password Protection

    Home is the same way, is as secure as Pro.

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

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    Re: Password Protection

    <hr>...just hit escape to bypass the password screen upon start up... <hr>
    Since you're talking about startup time, don't forget that you should be able to password protect in the BIOS and that can't be bypassed with anything like a simple Esc key (to my knowledge).

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