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how to prevent use of computer by others

  1. #21


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    PS: ONCE i set up the password so Windows won't load, how do i ''cancel' the password requirement once i'm in new home ? - i prefer under normal circumstances 'not' to use a password. No one else uses my PC - it's in my home
    Open RUN.
    Type in netplwiz
    Click ok or press enter.

    Change things here-

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  2. #22


    Posts : 279
    Windows 8 (plain '8')


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    PS: ONCE i set up the password so Windows won't load, how do i ''cancel' the password requirement once i'm in new home ? - i prefer under normal circumstances 'not' to use a password. No one else uses my PC - it's in my home
    Open RUN.
    Type in netplwiz
    Click ok or press enter.

    Change things here-

    Click image for larger version
    -Hi - using Windows 8 - can't find ''RUN'' (per your px below) ..but did find ''PC SETTINGS'/ USERS/ then saw ''create a password-area choice showing a dot to check inorder to create one marked ''recommended''...i'm assuming that will then not allow Windows or Desktop to load w/o entering the ''password' .. even if computer is booted-up. And to reverse (no longer requiring password) all i'd have to do is return to same area and 'uncheck' to eliminate the need to enter a password to use the computer ??? thanks again !
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  3. #23


    Forever West
    Posts : 591
    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    To get the Run dialog box hold down the Windows key while pressing the R key.
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  4. #24


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    To get the Run dialog box hold down the Windows key while pressing the R key.
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    Also-- Slide cursor down left side of screen to the bottom to get the Windows start button to appear & right click it & click Run -

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    or press Windows Key + X & click Run in the menu.

    or -

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