Win 98 password?

Greetings:

I am running Win 98.  I want to install a password on/in Windows that will prevent anyone from using my computer when I am away from it,(desktop showing) and also when I am not using it.(computer off)

I tried the Windows 98 password install but it doesn't work.  when it asks me for a password and I simply hit CANCEL, windows will continue to boot and no password is needed.  I have to be missing something here but don't know what.

Karl
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kind4meCommented:
as far as when you walk away a scren saver password will do. (rightclick desktop->properties->screen savor->password protected (check box) when you log on is a different story. The program that I use is called crowd control (it is shareware you can get it on shareware.com) or if you don't want to use 3rd party software you can do this:If you work [play :)] in a multiuser computing environment, and you have full (administrator level) access to your computer, you might want to restrict unauthorized access to your "sensitive" files under Windows 98/95.
One way is to disable the Cancel button in the Logon dialog box.
Just run Regedit and go to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Network\Logon

Create the "Logon" subkey if it is not present on your machine: highlight the Network key -> right-click in the left hand Regedit pane -> select New -> Key -> name it "Logon" (no quotes) -> press Enter. Then add/modify a DWORD value and call it "MustBeValidated" (don't type the quotes). Double-click it, check the Decimal box and type 1 for value.
Now click the Start button -> Shut Down (Log off UserName) -> Log on as a different user, and you'll notice that the Logon Cancel button has been disabled.

want to know more securty tricks just ask the kind one

hope this helps

as always
Mr. Happy


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kind4meCommented:
Hey how about a reponse?
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KarlAiblingAuthor Commented:
kind4me- I find you answer acceptable and you are awarded the points.  I am sorry for the delay in responding but I have been busy with other things.

Thank you for your time and help.

Karl
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