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Isolation when using dual boot

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Isolation when using dual boot

    My son is of an age where he wants to use the computer but I donít really want to just let him loose on the main PC as thereís lots of data on there that I donít want him to mess with.

    So this is my cunning plan. The machine has a spare drive and I intend to make the PC dual boot so that he can effectively have a new machine all to himself. Hereís the catch, I want to hide the other drives so that a) he canít see, update, delete any of the data and b) if he ends up getting a virus or malware Iím safe in knowing my data is inaccessible.

    I know I can hide the drives by removing their drive letter and have also toyed with setting the drives as offline in Disk Manager Ė question is will this give me the complete separation I want or would anything nasty be able to get access to my precious stuff?

    I will off cause be running suitable AV and Firewall in the new instance and have everything super important backed up a number of times elsewhereÖ.

    Thanks in advance for any help

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  2. #2

    Posts : 214
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Instead of dual-booting, which is a dead technology in my eyes, why not just set him up with a limited user account. Then you can keep him from being able to do certain things or access certain areas of the drives.
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Isolation when using dual boot

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