[dba-Tech] Windows sign in

Gustav Brock gustav at cactus.dk
Sat May 14 16:40:13 CDT 2022

Hi Susan

Use a PIN code – six digits and you are in.

Or, if the camera is qualified, use Windows Hello and smile for a logon.
Or get a machine with fingertouch reading – swipe your finger on the reader to logon.


Fra: Susan Harkins<mailto:ssharkins at gmail.com>
Sendt: 14. maj 2022 23:09
Til: 'Discussion of Hardware and Software issues'<mailto:dba-tech at databaseadvisors.com>
Emne: [dba-Tech] Windows sign in

When I close my laptop, I must sign in again when I reopen it, which is
driving me nuts. I have dogs, and if I leave the top open, they will fiddle
with it, so I close it. I might do this 20 times in a single day!

So, I'm thinking I might do away with sign in when the laptop is reopened if
there's a setting for it. I don't want to do away with sign in when I boot,
just when I reopen the running laptop.

There's no one in my home who's going to sign in and get anything
confidential. I have no proprietary information stored either if they did.

The worse that would happen is someone might steal the computer and go
shopping, but I usually don't save my credit card information at shopping
sites. I go back in and remove them if not given the option at purchase

I bank online and they could easily get into my banking account, which is a

My laptop is always with me, so if it were stolen, I would probably know
about it quickly. It's the first thing I check each morning because I can
see what time it.

The only time I turn it off is when I'm traveling with it, which is most
weekends. I go back and forth between my house and my daughter's house to
help care for my great grandbaby a couple of days a week.

It just seems that the opportunity for being stolen is limited.

Sorry for the ramble - not much annoys me, but this is beginning to.


Susan H

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