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  1. #1

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    May 30, 2006
    iMac 20" core duo 2ghz; OS-X 10.4.7; 2gbram; 256mb graphics; 250gbHD; delivered 6/14/06
    Password to use the machine at all.
    Didn't find with search. Problem has arisen with nosey brother-in-law.

    Is it possible to have password so that the machine can't be used at all when turned on unless password entered? I know how to password folders, etc. What I'd like to do is password the entire machine. Can I do that?

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    Member Since
    Jun 21, 2007
    For Tiger, go to "System Preferences", then "Personal", then "Security". Check "Require password to wake this computer from sleep or screen saver", then check "Disable automatic login". Under "System", "Accounts", you can assign a password to your account or change the one you already have assigned.

    I'm presently not running Leopard, but I'm sure the procedure is very similar if you are.

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    Feb 02, 2004
    NOTE: Nothing to do with iMac hardware. Moving to software forum.
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    Jul 18, 2007
    Central California
    2.16GHz C2D MacBook w/ 2GB RAM & 120GB HD. HTC Droid Incredible.
    Quote Originally Posted by asolo View Post
    Didn't find with search.

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