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By curtis_lawson ·
What are some of the ways I can get by a windows screen saver that requires a password?

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Curious...

by Larry23 In reply to Screen Savers

I just curious; In your second post you stated you just got your A+ certification and you were wondering what type of job you could get with it...

Well, if you got your A+ certification, shouldn't you already know how to get past a screen saver? If you can't answer that question, then you should know what type of job to expect!

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by curtis_lawson In reply to Curious...

I do know that the most simple way to get by a screen saver is to just restart the computer. I was just wondering if there were any other ways to get by a password protected screen saver.

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Registry

by Larry23 In reply to Screen Savers

In the event that you need to remove a password that you forgot, you need to edit the registry.

Hkey_Current User\Control Panel\Desktop
Depending on the OS, you'll have an entry similar to:
ScreenSaverisSecure
-OR-
ScreenSaveUsePassword

If there is a password, the value will be 1. If there is no password, the value is 0. To turn off password protection, change the 1 to a 0.

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ScreenSavers

by ChrisMS In reply to Registry

I used to work in a store that specialised in computers, & during the school holidays kids were constantly setting up unsavoury screensavers with strange passwords. The only way round it is to restart the machine, in screen properties disable the password protect option.
If any one knows any other ways, I know some salespeople who would like to know. :-)

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