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Protecting the computer Standard security features provided by the Windows® operating system and the non-Windows Setup Utility can protect your personal settings and data from a variety of risks. Follow the procedures in this guide to use the following features: ●...
Using passwords A password is a group of characters that you choose to secure your computer information. Several types of passwords can be set, depending on how you want to control access to your information. Passwords can be set in Windows or in the non-Windows Setup Utility preinstalled on the computer. CAUTION: To prevent being locked out of the computer, record each password you set.
Setting passwords in Windows Password Administrator password User password QuickLock Setting passwords in Setup Utility Password Administrator password* Power-on password* *For details about each of these passwords, refer to the following topics. Administrator password Your administrator password protects the configuration settings and system identification information in Setup Utility.
Managing an administrator password To set, change, or delete this password: Open Setup Utility by turning on or restarting the computer, and then pressing message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen. Use the arrow keys to select Security > Administrator Password, and then press enter. ●...
Your preferences go into effect when the computer restarts. Entering a power-on password At the Enter Password prompt, type your password (using the same keys you used to set the password), and then press enter. After 3 unsuccessful attempts to enter the password, you must restart the computer and try again.
Using antivirus software When you use the computer for e-mail, network, or Internet access, you expose it to computer viruses. Computer viruses can disable the operating system, programs, 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.
Using firewall software When you use the computer for e-mail, network, or Internet access, unauthorized persons may be able to gain access to information about you, the computer, and your data. Use the firewall software preinstalled on the computer to protect your privacy. Firewall features include logging, reporting, and automatic alarms to monitor all incoming and outgoing traffic.
Installing critical security updates CAUTION: To reduce the risk of information damage or loss from security breaches and computer viruses, install all critical updates from Microsoft as soon as you receive an alert. Additional updates to the operating system and other software may have become available after the computer was shipped.
Installing an optional security cable NOTE: A security cable is designed to act as a deterrent but 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.
Locating the fingerprint reader The fingerprint reader is a small metallic sensor that is located in one of the following areas of your computer: ● Near the bottom of the TouchPad ● On the right side of the keyboard ● On the upper-right side of the display Depending on your computer model, the fingerprint reader may be oriented horizontally or vertically.
Manager, instead of using a Windows password. Whether you are using an HP computer with an integrated fingerprint reader or an optional external fingerprint reader, you must set up the fingerprint reader before you can use a fingerprint logon to Windows.
Using your registered fingerprint to log on to Windows To log on to Windows using your fingerprint: Immediately after you have registered your fingerprints, restart Windows. Swipe any of your registered fingers to log on to Windows. ENWW Using your registered fingerprint to log on to Windows...