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Old 01-27-2007, 08:35 AM
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Does anyone know if you can set up a boot up password in Win XP the way you
can have it in Win 98SE? All I can see in XP is a setup for a user once
windoz loads up, a set up for user accounts and preferences?



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Old 01-27-2007, 08:59 AM
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amadeus wrote:
> Does anyone know if you can set up a boot up password in Win XP the way you
> can have it in Win 98SE? All I can see in XP is a setup for a user once
> windoz loads up, a set up for user accounts and preferences?


Check your BIOS.

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Old 01-27-2007, 11:02 AM
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"amadeus" <nomail@invalid.com> writes:

> Does anyone know if you can set up a boot up password in Win XP the way you
> can have it in Win 98SE? All I can see in XP is a setup for a user once
> windoz loads up, a set up for user accounts and preferences?


Boot passwords or power on passwords that I think you're describing
are a function of the BIOS, not the operating system. It's not really
a Windows 98SE vs XP question.

So depending on your computer hardware, what you seek is probably
available, but would have to be enabled in the BIOS. Look for
whatever key you need to push to modify BIOS settings when you first
turn on your computer.

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Old 01-27-2007, 11:53 AM
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amadeus wrote:
> Does anyone know if you can set up a boot up password in Win XP the way you
> can have it in Win 98SE? All I can see in XP is a setup for a user once
> windoz loads up, a set up for user accounts and preferences?
>


If it is indeed Windows you mean (and not the BIOS), you can protect the
SAM database with a user password

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310105

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Old 01-27-2007, 03:29 PM
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"amadeus" <nomail@invalid.com> wrote in
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> Does anyone know if you can set up a boot up password in Win XP the
> way you can have it in Win 98SE? All I can see in XP is a setup for a
> user once windoz loads up, a set up for user accounts and preferences?



Standard Windows XP does not have this feature intrinsically but does make
it fairly easy to do by facilitating swapping (or complementing) the
standard msgina.dll for (with) another custom one.

A number of third-party vendors produce custom GINAs for smart-card
authentication, password prompting, etc. There are also some malware
replacement ginas that subsequently steal the ordinary logon password, etc.

One of the more interesting Ginas is TCGINA which allows Truecrypt to be
used for encrypting much of a user's profile including registry settings,
etc. See: http://www.truecrypt.org/third-party-projects/tcgina/

Google on Gina for lots more.

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Old 01-27-2007, 03:44 PM
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nemo_outis wrote:
> Standard Windows XP does not have this feature


Actually it does

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310105

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Old 01-27-2007, 04:14 PM
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jørgen <jamen@invalid> wrote in news:45bb8203$0$15888
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> nemo_outis wrote:
>> Standard Windows XP does not have this feature

>
> Actually it does
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310105
>


Excellent point!

I was going to also suggest using GRUB or some other bootloader with a
password but like the Gina variants that wouldn't be particularly strong.

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Old 01-27-2007, 09:23 PM
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"nemo_outis" <abc@xyz.com> wrote in message
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> jørgen <jamen@invalid> wrote in news:45bb8203$0$15888
> $edfadb0f@dtext01.news.tele.dk:
>
>> nemo_outis wrote:
>>> Standard Windows XP does not have this feature

>>
>> Actually it does
>>
>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310105
>>

>
> Excellent point!
>
> I was going to also suggest using GRUB or some other bootloader with a
> password but like the Gina variants that wouldn't be particularly strong.
>
> Regards,

Thanks for your help everyone, I think it's the BIOS bootup I want
>






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