So I've been out-manuevered...


OSNN Junior Addict
30 Mar 2006
I put a password protection on the family computer in an effort to help my brother's failing grades, since he doesn't use the computer for any other use than WOW. One day, my dad said he needed to use the computer to do homework, so I typed in the password and let him have his time on the computer. In that time however, he made his own account, and somehow deleted my password-protected one :suprised: How did he do that?! And, how should I take proper precautions to prevent something like this from happening again?
Kick him off the computer.
OR, the best way to do it is to make him his own account.
And make it limited, he will still be able to change his password though, even if he doesnt know it.
I would recommend blocking WoW.
Un-install it, then make it so he cant install programs (Limited accounts cant)
On XP pro you can do this through group policy so this is for if this is XP Home edition.

Create an account for him or if he already has one then go to the next step.

Log in on an account that has admin privileges:

start > run > control userpasswords2

Highlight his account > properties > group membership tab > select restricted user for his account.


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Does that also prevent him from using my account and/or changing my settings as he did before?
limited accounts can't change the rights of others.
Does that also prevent him from using my account and/or changing my settings as he did before?
Yes, it will.
He will only slightly be able to change HIS settings, such as icon, maybe.
This should solve your problem
Warning: There are still tools he can get on CD to remove all passwords and take over again. It depends on how smart he is or if he has any talented friends to help him.
Could always set the HDD to boot first and put a password on the BIOS (or even to bootup if you want to take it to that extreme).
Yeah, what Michael said. Set the Bios to boot from HD only and then password the bios.

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