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Any way to lock "advanced startup options"?

  1. #11

    Posts : 6
    Windows 8

    So it seems that isn't quite possible. Anyway, thanks so much for your help.

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  2. #12

    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10

    The only thing I wondered about was whether encrypting the drive with Bitlocker might help?

    I think it's possible to use TPM (or something??) so that a standard user can log into the PC with just their ID without knowing the full Bitlocker keys.

    I know that once you've encrypted the drive, you have to manually suspend encryption before doing certain tasks, which might involve entering the Recovery password.

    However there are several things against this...
    1. I don't know enough about Bitlocker to recommend it
    2. You'd need to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro to get Bitlocker and
    3. You may not have the right hardware to use Bitlocker in that way
    4. My suspicion is that a Reset might still be able to wipe a Bitlocker'd PC (what I've read suggests that some configurations allow this and some don't; but I don't know which is which).

    I'm not sure it's a solution, but thought I'd mention it, in case someone who knows about Bitlocker chips in.
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  3. #13

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    Shawn has a link for changing Group Policy using Regedit

    Group Policy Search
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