Lock Your Windows XP Computer To Keep It From
Prying Eyes Or Fingers
Windows XP account is password protected, it is easy to lock down your
machine temporarily while you are away. Just hold down the Windows key on your
keyboard and press "L". You'll be taken to the Welcome screen where you will
need to enter your password to re-access your machine. This is great in office
situations where you need to step away for a minute for a meeting, to get some
coffee, to fax a document, etc.
After Hibernation Or Standby, You Can Stop Windows XP From Asking For Your
Normally, when you put your Windows XP computer in standby mode or in
hibernation, or when Windows XP automatically places your computer in such modes
after long periods of inactivity, you are brought back to the Welcome screen
where you must enter your password prompt to continue (this is if your computer
is password protected). If you'd rather return directly to where you were
working, bypassing the password prompt, follow this tip:
1. Click "Start", choosing "Control Panel".
2. Select the "Power Options" control panel.
3. When the "Power Options Properties" multi-tabbed dialog box appears, click
the "Advanced" tab.
4. Uncheck "Prompt for password when computer resumes from standby".
5. Click "OK" to close the dialog box.
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