Do you know that you can lock and unlock your personal laptop with a Universal Serial Board? The need for this arises when you do not want colleagues to access your documents, pictures, music and videos.To use a USB as a lock, the user will download predator which is an application developed to specifically lock and unlock a system. You can also use an inbuilt Windows system called Syskey. Jovago.com, Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal shares tips on how you can lock and unlock your computer with a USB.
Steps to Lock or Unlock Using predator
Download and Install Predator.
Insert the flash drive when predator launches.
As soon as you insert the USB, a dialogue box will pop-up requesting a password
Use the flash drive to create a password and click on ok.
You can safely remove your USB
Unlock your system using the same password you used to lock it.
Steps to Lock or Unlock with sysKey
Connect your Pendrive or USB to your system.
Search for run and type in SysKey
An encryption dialogue box will appear, enable it then click on update.
You can either use password startup and system generated a password.
Select the system generated password and Click store startup key on a floppy disc, enter password.
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