My desktop Omni 100 has NEVER been password protected. Now all of a sudden I am required to enter my PIN to log on. How can I get back to 'not password protected?'Read other answers
I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.
I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.
You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)
I have a PDF file that is protected by a password. I tried almost all free online tools to unlock the password but they don't work. I know the password but online tools are showing the error: The uploaded file does not seem to be a valid PDF file.
Please let me know if there is any online tool or any software that can remove the password so I can share the file with others
I know the password but online tools are showing the error: The uploaded file does not seem to be a valid PDF file.
Perhaps the file is not a .pdf file after all.
Anyway, .pdf files are generated by Adobe Acrobat, not by Windows. Checking the FAQs at the Adobe site is probably the best way to solve your problem. I would also run this test: Create my own .pdf file, apply a password, then remove the password.
how can i over write password in an excel file? actually it is my file but someone put password on it how can i get rid of that password?????
Your best bet is probably googling "Excel password" and seeing what comes up. There are MANY many utilities out there for finding out the passwords in a spreadsheet, and you should be able to find one that works for you.
Do note, tho, most of the good ones are commercial
I have an HP Omni 10 running MS Windows 8.1. I can log onto my system using a PIN, but I can't remember the original password, so I am unable to change the PIN or change the password. How can I set up a new password?
If you are using a PIN then it is coupled to your Microsoft email account. Log into your PC and then go to settings --> Accounts. Click on the Manage my Microsoft account link. Your Microsoft account will be identified and your will be able to change your password.Read other 1 answers
HelloHow 2 reset "cmos bios" password on HP Omni 120-1106er Desktop PC (all in one) Info i tried this "jumper located close to the memory modules" not fore the bios, I suppose. jumper next to the cmos batarey dont have # on pins. " " My MB pic1 pic2
http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-c02993109 Resetting BIOS passwordUse the following procedure to reset the BIOS password:Power off the computer.Note the location and orientation of the CMOS/Password jumper, as it will be placed back into the same position.Figure 4: Leon motherboard CMOS/Password jumpersRemove the CMOS/Password jumper from the motherboard.Power on the computer.Power off the computer.Return CMOS/Password jumper to its original position.Power on the computer, and immediately press F10. The BIOS password has been cleared Not helpful !Read other 3 answers
Hi,I own a HP Omni 27-1015t with a GeForce GT 540M card. Unfortenuately, I am not able to install windows 10 due to compatilibity issues. After contacting HP support some months ago, I finally got around to removing the card today (as they suggested), but when I switch on the computer again, the display is blank. Is there anything outside of removing the card I need to do for the mother board graphics to kick in? Only thing HP support suggested was to remove the card, install win10 and then put the card back into the computer (it should be win10 compatible). I did try to install win10 with the card in, but was not able to get the correct graphics. Hoping for some good tip here. Thank you. RegardsAreRead other answers
This is a curious one.
I have three PCs (two desktop and one laptop) all running Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (1607).
Each system has a shared partition, set up exactly the same, which has sharing set for 'everyone', with 'full control'.
Password protected sharing is turned off on each system (in "Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network and Sharing Center\Advanced sharing settings").
Each of the desktop systems can access each other's shared and also the laptop's shared partition.
The problem is when I try to use the laptop to access the shares on either of the desktop systems, I get a pop-up requester asking for a username and password. (see below - the laptop is "T400" and one of the desktops is "A960").
Any idea why this would be happening? I've checked the settings on all systems (sharing and network) and can see not reason for the password prompt appearing.
Previously I was running Win 10 Pro 64-bit (1511) on all three systems and never encountered this error.
We have a computer at work that is locked up because a former employee has it Password protected and when asked if he knew the password He said ...What Password??...The clue that was left is ...Disciplinary Action... Isnt that a HOOT....I would like to know if there is any way to access his Acct without alot of Tech or IT involvement [ so I can look like a Hero ] The computer is an E-Machine running XP . Thanx alot
Go to your IT's. Per our board Rules we cannot help you.No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures.Sorry.You'll still be a Hero to the company as you knew who to contact and why.Read other 1 answers
I need a free program or a way to password protect file that I choose on my computer. Thanks
Your best bet is to just Google it... Or sift through Tucows.com to see if shareware or freeware for that exists.
XP Pro has ESF builtin (Encrypting File System), you could (provided you have Xp Pro and your partition is NTFS) view the file properties and enable the encryption...sry dont remember exact name. That way only your local profile could open that file. Problem is if you leave your pc logging on, or unlocked anyone could open, edit the file.
is there any sort of program i can get that will allow me to be able to ONLY use my computer if i enter a password upon start-up? i'm using windows me, and the 'users' and separate profiles function isn't even secure. if you click 'cancel', you're brought to the user profile anyway...
Do not forget your password.
Hello there, is there a way to prevent unathorized access to my pc when, for example, I am downloading a file and I am away from the pc?
I mean something like the standbuy mode but with Kazaa and other programs running.
Thanks in advance
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I want to make a cd or dvd to be seen on a dvd player or a computer and protect with a password.I know what to do if I only want to use a computer to view it but in order to view it on a tv,I don't know if there is any software that will make it possible to put a password on the cd or dvd. If anyone has a solution,please tell me
I don't think there is any software that can add password protection to a cd/dvd when it's played on an external dvd-player.
i read in pc world that you should use a password protection software for 1. your password and 2. for your "personal question" to verify that it is really you logging in. they referenced Schneier Password Safe. Do you all wonderful people recommend this?
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I want to password protect a particular folder and its contents. I have tried right clicking and selecting 'Sharing and security' option, followed by putting a check in the box headed 'make this folder private'
All this seems to do however is require me to enter a password at the initial login screen when booting up - but when I click on the actual file I want to protect it is letting me straight in!
Where am I going wrong?
Hi What operating system (version of Windows) do you have? And, if you have XP, give the Service Packs you have installed, if you have just SP1 or SP2.
If you don't know how to find that info, here is a small utility that will help> Do NOT post the entire log it shows you> ONLY post the version of Windows it shows you are using such as Windows XP Home Edition, Pro, or other...and the version of Service Packs you have.
Download the free Belarc Advisor which will give you a lot of information on your computer.
It also lists the Windows Updates installed and whether they are installed correctly.
Then I may or someone may be able to help with passwording a particular folder.
I wish to know if its possible to password protect a Drive or a particular Folder in Windows 7 Professional
Also,how much difference does an Antivirus make in a lappy battery performance I read a few Articles that claim that Security Essentials uses the least amount of Resources compared to others thereby causing less battery usage..
so do the antivirus play that great a role when it comes to laptop`s battery life?
Thanks in Advance
Here is the password protection, which is good.
And yes, antiviruses use many resources so that the laptop battery performance may reduce. But don't know which one is better. Sorry!
What is the simplest way to put password protection on the computer so that an 8 yr old can only go online when I am around? I want him to be able to play his other games and software, but only want the internet to be off limits until I approve. We are using Windows XP Home and a wireless connection.
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Are there any free programs that will make it so that in order to open a certain folder, you have to enter a password first?
I just wanted to know if there are any worth trying...
try http://www.fileheaven.com/Lock-Folder/download/7908.htm. reply to this post if it doesn't work or isn't what your looking for
Just found out today how to put a password on any windows file or folder. It goes into a compressed zip file. Windows XP home ( 6 yrs and still learning something new all the time) Question is if its password protected, is it harder for someone to hack into it over the internet? If it needs updated once in a while, will the download enter the file/folder or will you have to open it with a password to let the update take effect? In otherwords, if I would happen to password protect my antivirus, for it to automatically update, would you have to open the folder?
You're talking about a few different things here, ZIP files, folder encryption, and folder permissions. How about telling us what you're trying to accomplish? You obviously can't ZIP stuff and expect it to still be executable.
Hi,sorry if this seems like a silly question, but I was just a bit concerned about this.
My Laptop recently had to be repaired, and when send to the repair centre by mail, I forgot to disable my password protection in BIOS and in Windows. I do this for security reasons. So that nobody can get my data if my laptop gets stolen, they will just have to reformat, I thought.
However, when my laptop came back from the repair centre, both the BIOS password and the Windows password had both been disabled. I didn't think that that was easy to do, so I was confident of the security. Now I just feel no point to password protect it, if it can so easily be bypassed/overidden/cracked/WHATEVER!
Am I being too paranoid, or should I not have relied on this security anyway?
P.S. I am running Win XP, and thanks for any replies in advance.
Wow...there are ways to bypass the BIOS password,but it's very hard.If you sent it to a professional repair center,than they obviously knew how to do it.I wouldn't worry,an average computer user couldn't get past the BIOS password.
Can I password protect folders in XP or even files (like excel, or other office documents)? If so how?
Depends who you want to protect these files from. If others are signing in to your account, then even encrypted files will be accessible to them.
If you want to protect files within your account, put them in a zip file, then click the zip file so the contents are shown, go to File and Add Password.
I know you can apply passwords to files by putting it in a compressed folder and adding a password but sometimes this method doesnt work sometimes it doesnt ask for the password so I was wondering if anyone knows of any FREE (no trials) Password protection software
well powerarchiver is free forever all you have to do is wait for 5 seconds and it has 256 bit encrytion. the only cons are the file must be opened in powerarchiver, it is a compressed file, and you have to wait five seconds to run pa.
pros are its the best archiving tool imo, and there is no spyware or nag screens like other free software.
I have windows 2000, I read this article saying that password protection of folders has alway been available Iwent throught this step by step with no sucsess. Am I doing something wrong or is this really not possible.
I have a western digital passport portable hard drive. I would like to put a password on the drive that when it is plugged into any computer, a password is required to access the hard drive. How should I go about this? I should add that google was my first reaction. I searched and searched, but found nothing that was what I was looking for. Please and thank you.
Take a look at TrueCrypt.
i'm currently sharing my house w/ four other people. since they've began using my computer i've managed to get a ton of spyware not to mention a trojan. i ran every spyware progam i could think of and still couldn't get all of it off and it seemed damn near impossible to remove the trojan. so last night i reformatted and reinstalled. now i have a clean system and i want to password protect it as much as possible. i have a password set on startup, so if the computer's off no one can get on but me, but sometimes i forget to shutdown when i leave or go to bed so i'd at least like to have a password on the screensaver. i checked the password box on the screensaver tab, but when my screensaver comes on and i move the mouse or touch a key, no password box comes up. the screensaver just stops normally and returns to windows. i'd also like to be able to setup a user account that they can use, but i don't want them to be able to access my files and folders. is there anyway i can do this?? at least help me w/ the screensaver password. thanks.
If you are using XP got to Control Panel > User Accounts and set them up as you wish If your account is password protected and a screensaver comes up , when you come back to your computer you should have to use your password again . At leasat thats the way mine works .
would anyone know of a decent program i can get ahold of too set access to some of my programs on my pc....what i mean is like i want it so only the people with a password can access the specified programs....not all programs tho...itd be greatly appreciated!
If you are using windows, the best option is to create different login accounts for all the people accessing this computer.
I don't think there is software which implements password protection for applications.
I was just wondering if there was an application that can password protect the WHOLE of the USB drive not just a partition? I really need an app fast as I'll be using a USB to hold some pretty sensitive information, thanks.
All the best,
Are you referring to a usb thumb/flas drive?
I found this doing a quick google search....you have to pay for it. I didn't see or really look for any free ones but you get the idea.
Flash Drive Security software - Securely lock and unlock your USB Key
I know this is going to seem like the most ridiculous question but i have a laptop which i think is using XP.....when I log in it brings up a little Icon that i click on to access my desktop. Is there a way whereby i can password protect this...and how do i go about it ? (Currently utilising another laptop which is running Vista basic where this happens automatically!)
type "nusrmgr.cpl" and click ok
Click on your account and change/add a password.
I have a application on my laptop that I will be giving demonstrations with, this is a new program and unprotected
as yet, what I need is some sort of protection for it in case someone would double click on it and see the files and source codes etc,
I am not too well up on encryption or password protection so is there anyone out there who can tell me how to password protect this application.
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Having booted the computer, I am trying to gain access to folders on my second hard drive that is faulty but I am denied access because of the password. is there any way around this. Thanks to anyone who can help
If you sign on as administrator or with an account that had administrator rights you should be able to access everything on the computer.Read other 5 answers
Any forum members know of a program that will store a password on a removable device (floppy, USB stick, etc), and prevent programs from running unless the device is present?
I have used programs in the past that required a 'dongle' to be present in order for them to run. I guess that's the sort of thing I'm looking for.
Appreciate the help.
I have purchased an external HD. I am using windows vista x64. I want a folder to be password protected even when plugged into other systems, even if they are running xp. Any suggestions?
I'm not sure about password protected files--they would be easily seen with recovery software I think. If you want to really protect them anywhere, anytime, encryption is the way to go and TrueCrypt would serve that purpose.
If its just to prevent the casual prying eye from gaining access though you could create an archive of the folder and password protect that. Maybe someone knows of a program that doesn't require that extra step though...
Is there a way to password protect regular files on my computer?
thanks in advanced
It depends what you class as regular files?
You can use winzip to password protect a zip file. So if you wanted to encapsulate a file with a password you could do it that way.
Id like to password protect my entire PC in the past Id use a screensaver with password protection but this isnt offered on my XP home edition Any Ideas Please Thanks Gary and Denise
Go to Control Panel > User acounts > Change the way users log on or off, and untick "Show welcome screen"'
Next,look to the left of the page under "Related tasks" click on Manage Accounts,then on the right under"Pick A Task",click on "change an account" then click on your account
(and assuming you have administrator rights)click on create a password and there you go
I am looking for a script or program that will password protect a web directory and re-direct the user to a particular web page based on the user name and password. Does anyone have any suggestions?
What is the operating system and what is the web server?
i need a help in small issue...
i need to lock my xp station with password, but without security window. i mean that i steel need to see all the applications running.
there are lot of software for this, but i don't want to use anything that not coming with xp...
i was thinking about transparent screen sever, but i don't know how to make it.
another option i though is to remove all the management things via registry, but i'm not sure that will 100% secure.
thx for help!
coming back from sleep mode? From some reason Windows 7 doesn't automatically do this. I looked through the Control Panel and I guess I am missing it?
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coming back from sleep mode? From some reason Windows 7 doesn't automatically do this. I looked through the Control Panel and I guess I am missing it?
I found the setting here;
Password - Require on Wakeup