SCREEN SAVER PASSWORD??

i just realized that you can't password protect a screen saver with Windows XP.... how can i achieve this, is there any Registry tweaks i can do??

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  1. That's not entirely true ... check out the MSKB article:

    <A HREF="http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;q328000" target="_new">Screensaver Password Protection Does Not Work</A>

    To activate the screensaver password protection in Windows XP, follow the steps below:

    1.) Open Display in Control Panel.
    2.) On the Display dialog box, select the Screen Saver tab.
    3.) Select the On resume, password protect check box.
    4.) If Fast User Switching is turned on, select the On resume, display Welcome screen check box.

    Selecting the On Resume, password protect check box will lock the computer when the screen saver is activated. When you begin working again you will be prompted to type your password to unlock it.

    The password is the same as the password you log in with, either locally or on a domain.

    Toey

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  2. And you also have to be using NTFS, or you can just click cancel to get back to the screen with out typing in a password.

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  3. Of course, the workaround to avoid using NTFS, and still have decent password security is to run the screensaver or the application in charge of the screensaver as a service. A program like <A HREF="http://www.basta.com/ProdAppToService.htm" target="_new">this</A> will do the job. And while I'm at it, here's <A HREF="http://www.emill.net/servicemill.htm" target="_new">another</A>.

    Toey

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  4. Why sure of course, hehe. Interesting, thanks for the tip Toey.

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  5. if you log into XP with a password you really don't need a screensaver password. While yes I can see the potential that it would help if you forget to lock the system, but with XP it's really easy to lock the system now. So long as you have a keyboaed that has the extra windows keys, just press Windows + L and the system will lock with the login password. Without the keyboard or with windows 2000, press Ctrl-Alt-Del and then click on Lock Computer. Just thought I would givve you this tidbit as you won't need to worry about registry tweaks and what not.

    GK

    Yes, I made it past newbie w00t.
  6. dam, i appreciate all your posts guys, you guys are the best, i deff appreciate the WINDOWS + L trick.... thanks


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    Asus A7N8X Deluxe
    80gb Maxtor
    Lian-Li PC-60
    Lite-On 52X
    AMD XP2800+
    LeadTek GeForce 4 Ti4200 w/vivo 128mb 8x
    Hitachi CML174
    1 GB Corsair XMS PC3200 Cas2
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