Simple Ways to Follow to Lock your PC with a USB

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Last Updated on October 3, 2019 by Larious

usbDo 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., 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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