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Movers packing desktop -how do i prevent access ?

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    Movers packing desktop -how do i prevent access ?


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    Hi - when movers pack my computer (desktop) and transport it with household items, how do i prevent any access ...before i posted here i went to 'start'/shutdown and saw several options including ''lock' but i sure didn't want to click on that - LOL (not without knowing what i'd be 'locking' - LOL thanks in advance ! edythe

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    One sure way, take the hard drive with you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    One sure way, take the hard drive with you.
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    great idea and i thought of that - LOL - but not possible - car will be filled to the 'brim' ... thanks anyway
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    Not even room for a tiny hard drive? Boy that is a packed car!
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    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Not even room for a tiny hard drive? Boy that is a packed car!
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    it's a full-size heavy tower ...yup! packed car ...anyway do you know 'how' to prevent access ?
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    You can password protect in BIOS, that is one way. I was talking about taking the drive out of the tower, pretty easy.

    EDIT: How many user accounts? You can also set passwords for those in Windows Users settings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Not even room for a tiny hard drive? Boy that is a packed car!


    A car can't be too full for a little hard drive.
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    Edythe, did you see my edit above?

    And have a safe trip!
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    Put it and any other electronics (ie flat screens, speakers, a/v equipment) into a trailer and haul it yourself. Movers are only paid to get stuff from point A to Point B. Between those two points, they may have to move stuff around to get the truck & trailer to scale out on state truck scales. Also stuff is sometime warehoused, with the warehouse using day labor who will just toss stuff out of the truck.

    Before the stuff gets packed. Take a lot of pictures, notate any existing damage, and above all, keep an eagle eye on them, while they remove items from the house, and place into the truck.

    When we moved my mother, we ended up with the truck full, and still had to pack the car with some items that were not boxed. Then just placed her car on a trailer attached to the truck. It made things a whole lot easier, since my wife or daughter could not get time off to drive the car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    You can password protect in BIOS, that is one way. I was talking about taking the drive out of the tower, pretty easy.
    How is that done?

    EDIT: How many user accounts? You can also set passwords for those in Windows Users settings.
    Yes found User Acct site -just 'me' -no others use this computer... and I will create a password to lock-out access ..didn't even realize i could do that ! LOL but- don't have anything 'personal' i.e. bank accounts, etc etc. but will still do the ''lock-out' choice... thanks so much
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