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#1 jwh Bob

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 07:39 AM

Hi!

I'd like to password protect our screensavers to avoid problems when the desks are cleaned. Now Windows Help says:

Your screen saver password is the same as your logon password. If you do not use a password to log on, you cannot set a screen saver password


Now our computers are all set to logon w/o password

Is there another way / trick to set a password just for the screensaver?

Many thanks for your kind assistance

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#2 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 08:15 AM

I am only aware of 'all or nothing' in XP. In other words, you can have a password that will be required for logging in as well as coming out of the screensaver.

Well, I take that back. You could also configure XP to require a password for logging in, but NOT for coming out of the screensaver.

But if you want to be able to log in without a password and yet password protect the screensaver then you will need a third party screensaver as I don't beleive there is a way to do this with XP.
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#3 jwh Bob

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 09:22 AM

Thanks for your fast reply!

Hmmmh, then I'll guess I'll have to find out how to change the automatic login into a password login...

Will keep me busy!

Bob

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 09:38 AM

Want to know about doing this and more just

Goto Help and Support
When window opens type Password
Click the white arrow in red box

Goto what you need to do and print it out if necessary

Have a good day.

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 10:57 AM

If you want to lock the computer down with XP--

Press the Windows key and the L key at the same time.

Do not do this unless you know your user name & password to log on.

When you log in you are right where you were before you pressed the keys. :thumbsup:

EDIT--
My computer is set to log on without entering a password.
It has a password though.

Edited by medab1, 06 July 2006 - 11:04 AM.


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Posted 06 July 2006 - 11:39 AM

Hmmmh, then I'll guess I'll have to find out how to change the automatic login into a password login...

If you currently have no password set up, simply go to:

Start > Control Panel > User Accounts

Choose your account.

Then choose: Create a password for this account.

Once you have created a password you will then have to enter the password in order to log into that account. If you have a screensaver set up you will NOT have to enter your password unless you do the following:

Right click on any open space on the desktop.
Choose Properties.
Choose Screen Saver tab.
Check: On Resume, password protect.

There is also a way to have the computer automatically log on to your account without you having to enter your password, however this will also 'disable' the password protect on the screensaver, so I won't tell you how to do that!

Good luck!
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Posted 06 July 2006 - 12:29 PM

Choosing to use the Welcome Screen to log on lets you just click your account if there is more than one account & type in your password only & click the arrow to continue without having to type in your user name also.

If there is just one account,the cursor is already blinking in the password textarea.

If you don't use the Welcome Screen,you will need to type in both the user name & password to log in.

There is Fast User Switching too.

It is all in User Accounts in Control Panel.




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