Friday, January 5, 2007

Floppy disk startup key.

Usually we use an application to lockup our computer, and then next time we startup, we need to plug in a flash disk as a security key. Windows XP provides us with easy and cheap way to do this, all we need is little bit of information how to do this and a blank floppy disk. Here how we can do this.

  1. Click Start > Run > type ‘ syskey ‘ this will open a window named ‘Securing the Windows XP Account Database’
  2. Choose ‘ Encryption Enabled ‘
  3. Click Update button. A window called Startup Key will popup.
  4. Choose ‘ System Generated Password ‘, and then choose ‘ Store Startup Key on Floppy Disk ‘.
  5. Insert your blank floppy disk to create your floppy disk key. Click Ok button.

Make a copy of your floppy disk to make a backup. Enjoy ...

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