HP 2133 - Mini-Note - C7-M 1.6 GHz ULV Security Manual

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    Security User Guide...

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    © Copyright 2008 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. Windows is a U.S. registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services.

  • Page 3: Product Notice

    Product notice This user guide describes features that are common to most models. Some features may not be available on your computer.

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    Product notice...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents 1 Protecting the computer 2 Using passwords Setting passwords in Windows ......................3 Setting passwords in Computer Setup ....................4 Setup password ............................ 5 Managing a setup password ....................6 Entering a setup password ....................7 Power-on password ..........................8 Managing a power-on password ..................

  • Page 7: Protecting The Computer

    Protecting the computer NOTE: Security solutions are designed to act as deterrents. These deterrents may not prevent a product from being mishandled or stolen. NOTE: In some countries or regions, the computer supports CompuTrace, which is an online-security- based tracking and recovery service. If the computer is stolen, CompuTrace can track the computer if the unauthorized user accesses the Internet.

  • Page 8: Using Passwords

    Using passwords Most security features use passwords. Whenever you set a password, write down the password and store it in a secure location away from the computer. Note the following password considerations: ● Setup, power-on, and DriveLock passwords are set in Computer Setup and are managed by the system BIOS.

  • Page 9: Setting Passwords In Windows

    Setting passwords in Windows Windows passwords Function Administrator password* Protects access to a Windows administrator-level account. User password* Protects access to a Windows user account. *For information about setting a Windows administrator password or a Windows user password, select Start > Help and Support.

  • Page 10: Setting Passwords In Computer Setup

    Setting passwords in Computer Setup Computer Setup passwords Function Setup password Protects access to Computer Setup. Power-on password Protects access to the computer contents when the computer turns on, restarts, or exits Hibernation. DriveLock master password Protects access to the internal hard drive that is protected by DriveLock.

  • Page 11: Setup Password

    Setup password The Computer Setup setup password protects the configuration settings and system identification information in Computer Setup. After this password is set, it must be entered to access Computer Setup and to make changes using Computer Setup. Note the following characteristics of the setup password: ●...

  • Page 12: Managing A Setup Password

    Managing a setup password A setup password is set, changed, and deleted in Computer Setup. To manage, set, change, or delete this password, follow these steps: Open Computer Setup by turning on or restarting the computer, and then pressing while the “F10 = ROM Based Setup”...

  • Page 13: Entering A Setup Password

    Entering a setup password At the Setup password prompt, type your setup password (using the same kind of keys you used to set the password), and then press enter. After 3 unsuccessful attempts to enter the setup password, you must restart the computer and try again. Setup password...

  • Page 14: Power-on Password

    Power-on password The Computer Setup power-on password prevents unauthorized use of the computer. After this password is set, it must be entered each time the computer is turned on. Note the following characteristics of a power-on password: ● It is not displayed as it is set, entered, changed, or deleted. ●...

  • Page 15: Managing A Power-on Password

    Managing a power-on password A power-on password is set, changed, and deleted in Computer Setup. To manage, set, change, or delete this password, follow these steps: Open Computer Setup by turning on or restarting the computer, and then pressing while the “F10 = ROM Based Setup”...

  • Page 16: Entering A Power-on Password

    Entering a power-on password At the Power-on Password prompt, type your password (using the same kind of keys you used to set the password), and then press enter. After 3 unsuccessful attempts to enter the password, you must turn off the computer, turn it back on, and then try again. Chapter 2 Using passwords...

  • Page 17: Requiring A Power-on Password At Restart

    Requiring a power-on password at restart In addition to requiring that a power-on password be entered each time the computer is turned on, you can also require that a power-on password be entered each time the computer is restarted. To enable and disable this feature in Computer Setup, follow these steps: Open Computer Setup by turning on or restarting the computer, and then pressing while the “F10 = ROM Based Setup”...

  • Page 18: Using Computer Setup Drivelock

    Using Computer Setup DriveLock CAUTION: To prevent the DriveLock-protected hard drive from becoming permanently unusable, record the DriveLock user password and the DriveLock master password in a safe place away from your computer. If you forget both DriveLock passwords, the hard drive will be permanently locked and can no longer be used.

  • Page 19: Setting A Drivelock Password

    Setting a DriveLock password To access the DriveLock settings in Computer Setup, follow these steps: Open Computer Setup by turning on or restarting the computer, and then pressing while the “F10 = ROM Based Setup” message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen. Use the arrow keys to select Security >...

  • Page 20: Entering A Drivelock Password

    Entering a DriveLock password Be sure that the hard drive is inserted into the computer (not into an optional docking device or external MultiBay). At the DriveLock Password prompt, type your user or master password (using the same kind of keys you used to set the password), and then press enter.

  • Page 21: Changing A Drivelock Password

    Changing a DriveLock password To access the DriveLock settings in Computer Setup, follow these steps: Open Computer Setup by turning on or restarting the computer, and then pressing while the “F10 = ROM Based Setup” message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen. Use the arrow keys to select Security >...

  • Page 22: Removing Drivelock Protection

    Removing DriveLock protection To access the DriveLock settings in Computer Setup, follow these steps: Open Computer Setup by turning on or restarting the computer, and then pressing while the “F10 = ROM Based Setup” message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen. Use the arrow keys to select Security >...

  • Page 23: Using Computer Setup Security Features Securing System Devices

    Using Computer Setup security features Securing system devices From the Boot options menu or the Port options menu in Computer Setup, you can disable or enable system devices. To disable or reenable system devices in Computer Setup, follow these steps: Open Computer Setup by turning on or restarting the computer, and then pressing while the “F10 = ROM Based Setup”...

  • Page 24: Using Computer Setup Stringent Security

    Using Computer Setup stringent security CAUTION: To prevent the computer from becoming permanently unusable, record your configured setup password, power-on password, or smart card PIN in a safe place away from your computer. Without these passwords or PIN, the computer cannot be unlocked. The stringent security feature enhances power-on security by forcing user authentication with your configured setup password, power-on password, or smart card PIN before granting access to the system.

  • Page 25: Setting Stringent Security

    Setting stringent security To enable stringent security in Computer Setup, follow these steps: Open Computer Setup by turning on or restarting the computer, and then pressing while the “F10 = ROM Based Setup” message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen. Use the arrow keys to select Security >...

  • Page 26: Removing Stringent Security

    Removing stringent security To remove stringent security in Computer Setup, follow these steps: Open Computer Setup by turning on or restarting the computer, and then pressing while the “F10 = ROM Based Setup” message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen. Use the arrow keys to select Security >...

  • Page 27: Viewing Computer Setup System Information

    Viewing Computer Setup System Information The System Information feature in Computer Setup provides 2 types of system information: ● Identification information about the computer model and the batteries. ● Specification information about the processor, cache, memory, ROM, video revision, and keyboard controller revision.

  • Page 28: Using Antivirus Software

    Using antivirus software When you use the computer to access e-mail, a network, or the Internet, you expose the computer to computer viruses. Computer viruses can disable the operating system, applications, or utilities, or cause them to function abnormally. Antivirus software can detect most viruses, destroy them, and in most cases, repair any damage they have caused.

  • Page 29: Using Firewall Software

    Using firewall software When you use the computer to access e-mail, a network, or the Internet, unauthorized persons may be able to gain access to information about you, the computer, and your personal files. Use the firewall software preinstalled on the computer to protect your privacy. Firewall features include information on logging and reporting, and automatic alarms to monitor all incoming and outgoing traffic.

  • Page 30: Installing Critical Security Updates

    Installing critical security updates CAUTION: To protect the computer from security breaches and computer viruses, install the online critical updates from Microsoft as soon as you receive an alert. Updates to the operating system and other software may have become available after the computer was shipped.

  • Page 31: Installing A Security Cable

    Installing a security cable NOTE: The security cable is designed to act as a deterrent, but it may not prevent the computer from being mishandled or stolen. Loop the security cable around a secured object. Insert the key (1) into the cable lock (2). Insert the cable lock into the security cable slot on the computer (3), and then lock the cable lock with the key.

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    Index critical updates 24 administrator password 3 firewall 23 antivirus software 22 stringent security 18 cable, security 25 user password 3 Computer Setup device security 17 DriveLock password 12 power-on password 8 setup password 5 stringent security 18 critical updates, software 24 device security 17 DriveLock password changing 15...

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