Do you put password on your own computer?

United States
January 26, 2008 3:34pm CST
As what I know we can put password in the computer so everytime we have switched or somebody will switch computer, they will be asked to input password to start using the computer. Me, I am not fond of that because I have tried it before, I put password on computer which has Windows Vista operating system. But when I log in, it just always say password is incorrect. I was not able to retrieve my password and have the pc reformatted. Now, I didn't put any password on my computer coz I am afraid it might happen again.
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@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
26 Jan 08
wow. I have never had that problem before but I have windows XP. I have the same password for all of my family but I don't store it on my computer. We have to type it in each time. I'm glad you got it fixed and figured it out though.
• United States
25 Feb 08
Yeah, I have resolved it but takes a lot of effort and a lot of time, that is why, I would never try putting password on pc.
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
28 Feb 08
I know what you mean. I don't blame you. I hate computer problems and the worries of losing information online.
@mrmr007 (101)
• Israel
27 Jan 08
NO :S because iam always forgot my password and i try to reduse the using of the password
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@aconites (769)
• United States
28 Jan 08
yea im like you.. beside's who will use my computer lol im not worried ... my housebent put a thump password its scan your thump print and when the scaner broke he couldent use the computer .. cause he forgot the back up password .. thats why i dont use paswords
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@siriya (202)
• India
25 Feb 08
I really dont put password to my computer as my computer will be used by me and my brother. There is no need to put password
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@nempel (139)
• Indonesia
3 Feb 08
I never put password on my computer, since there is almost no important data, and also people that use my computer is only me and my little brother.
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@Thomakis (45)
27 Jan 08
I wonder if perhaps that might have been because when you put in the original password, you had accidentally capitalized one of the letters? Sometimes, a slip of the finger can cause you to accidentally make a letter capital that you didn't intend to, and sometimes, we just end up forgetting it. It happened to me before, and caused lots of problems. Personally, I don't require a password on my desktop because there is very little chance of anyone misusing my computer, so i don't have to deal with this problem.
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• Romania
27 Jan 08
Hello Honeylore, In the past I put a password on my computer, because I'm a student and I had 3 roommates and I didn't want them to mess up my computer. This year I have another roommates that I trust and so I deleted my password. But something weird happened this year. I was working on something and I switch off my account by mistake and when I wanted to switch back on my computer asked me for the password but I didn't have one. I tried every password that I ever put on my PC but nothing worked. So in the end I had to restart my computer and all the work that I've done was gone. That was just weird, I don't know why my computer asked my to enter a password when in the first place I haven't put one on it. Well take care and have a great day, my friend. ScarFace.
• United States
27 Jan 08
Well at work I would like to have my computer password protected so people can't see my stuff. At home I don't need a password protected computer.
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@IddiKlu (176)
• United States
27 Jan 08
I wrote an article about that which was published in the Across the Board magazine about that in 1991. As a computer professional, I found passwords to be a time waster, and only use them in mission critical applications. NEVER on my home computers. At best in a laptop that is used outside the home a lot (and has private information on it)..
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@nokia6233 (937)
• India
27 Jan 08
yes i do store the passwords in my opera browser itself....i find it easy and effective to do this rather than typing the password each and every time...
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• Croatia (Hrvatska)
27 Jan 08
well, its common knowledge that windows vista practically sucks...windows xp is way better than vista... besides, why are you using vista anyway? personally, i dont use passwords for my computer because i use it the most and i dont want to re enter a password every time i turn the computer on
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• India
27 Jan 08
I also don't put any password on my computer because no one use my computer thats why i have no need to put password on my computer...
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@musicman6 (2370)
• United States
27 Jan 08
I got 'burned' like that also, I used to have my computer locked, and then one day my computer broke down, and I didn't fix it for 6 months! So when I did try to fix it, I went to open it, and in that time I forgot the password, and couln't open it! Luckily I tried every password I could have used, and finally hit the right one, and from then on, I don't lock it! There is nothing on my computer, that I wouldn't want any one to see, anyway !
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@tonyllenium (6266)
• Italy
26 Jan 08
yes i put the security password before the computer and os will loading the applications!! if you loose your password there are many things to retrieve it so reformatting your computer usually is the last of the posibility and that one extreme!! i found it useful to get private your computer and file on it!!
@vipulchawla (2220)
• India
28 Feb 08
Yes i do put a password on my computer.. Actually i used to stay in a hostel where i had my own computer in my room..So just to stop the access by any other unknown user i would put up a password.. though i would change it every other week bcoz i would let know my friends my computer's password for them to access.. But now my comp is at home and i am working away from home.Still looking forward to settle down in a new city and a laptop being the first thing to buy .. I m now without my personal computer..
• United States
28 Feb 08
Yes, I used to do this on my first HP computer but that was because I was told to by the installing software but now I don't do this. I have a wife who I share our commuter with and so far we have not any problems. Our computer is in the basement of our house so it is just me and her and we are retired...but my wife has a lot of tv shows like the Philippine Stations wowee? the game shows? etc etc but also she like The American Idol...and we watch this upstairs while we are eating our meals..sometimes I wish she would turn this off as she shush me up when Simeon, Paula, or Randy is talking ...lol..there is a Filipina who is in the top ten..she is patoot? but maganda!..sorry, i don't speak tagalog very good...Have a nice day..and I hate usernames, passwords as I always either forget them or they just seem to be boring...I can see it in a internet cafe or at work..but not at home unless you are worried your asawa or children when find out something you want secret..but you are doing the right thing..NO stinking passwords..ma-bo-ha
@jesiear (53)
28 Feb 08
I haven't put the password to my computer,because I didn't have the secret thing in it. If you own the computer is just the family using ,I think it is not necessary.
@lynnchua (3416)
• Singapore
25 Feb 08
I don't put password on my computor which I think there isn't a need to do that.