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#1 thestudent

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 06:28 PM

Hi people, I am new to posting on forums and so call myself the student. I really need your help here.
I use Windows XP Home Edition and recently had it my hard drive reformatted.
I then reinstalled Windows XP and downloaded Windows Steadystate. By this download I made myself the admininistrator (password protected). I then created 3 accounts, 1 unlocked-pat's and 2 unlocked accounts-ray's and tom's . For the locked, I set up medium restrictions in 'windows and feature restrictions,' set up time allowed on the web and inserted 'allowed sites.'
Ray has a PSP and prior to the reformating above, he was able to get on the web via this means, once the main computer was on. After the reformating, and being very restricted by steadystate restrictions he used pat's (permission given) account to get on. Since then, and like he did before the reformat (hence the reformat was needed-a second time), he downloaded certain software off the Net and has successfully revealed my administrator's password. Ray has also removed this password and can now change, at his whim and fancy, any setting in Windows steadystate. He has effectively made himself the administrator and has shown tom how to do what he did. He has also cleverly hidden files and programmes that help him to do these things.
People, I really need your expert knowledge in regaining administator's control and preventing such future hijacking by these kid, for their own internet good. NB System restore did not help.
Thank you very much for your hoped for help.
thestudent

Edited by garmanma, 12 June 2008 - 07:36 PM.
moving to a more appropiate forum


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#2 garmanma

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 08:21 AM

You are saying, in other words, that the users are bypassing their setup and using the computer in a way you had not intended and that you would like a more fool-proof setup?
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Posted 02 December 2008 - 05:57 AM

set administrator password when window run in safe mode...it will prevent other user to change your password...

after u set your administrator password on safe mode, then u have to set 2nd administrator password when window run in normal mode...

thats it...easy right?? :thumbsup:



set administrator password when window run in safe mode...it will prevent other user to change your password...

after u set your administrator password on safe mode, then u have to set 2nd administrator password when window run in normal mode...

thats it...easy right?? :flowers:




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