Protect your backing tracks and
your computer by activating
the guest account
Protecting your computer
Do you have friends or family who use your computer? If
so, here's a simple tip that will prevent them accidentally
deleting important files like your backing tracks or making
disastrous changes to your system.
Windows PC's and Mac computers allow you to create guest
accounts, yet very few users utilize this built-in function.
When a friend, colleague, or family member uses your computer
via the guest account, it doesn't ask for a password to log
in but it does restrict the level of access the guest
has to that computer, it's programs, and it's system files.
The guest can use the programs on your computer, but
they can't make any changes to the programs.
Also they can't access your personal files (which means they
won't be able to delete your backing tracks by mistake!), they
can't download and install any software, and they can't make
any changes to the way your system is set up.
So here's how to activate the guest account on your computer
and protect yourself:
To activate the guest account
in Windows XP, go to Start > Control Panel and double clickon
User Accounts. Click the Guest Account and select "Turn
On The Guest Account".
To activate the guest account in Windows Vista, click Start
> Control Panel and In Classic View double click User Accounts.
Select Manageanother account. Click on the Guest
account, then click "Turn On".
Mac OS X
To activate the guest account on an Apple Mac, open System Preferences
and click Accounts. Select Guest Account and click "Allow
guests to log into this computer"
Oh and one last thing. Make sure
you ALWAYS log out before you walk away from your computer or
else the next user who walks up to your machine will be logged
in as you, not a guest! To log out, hold down the Windows key
and press L. This will lock your PC while leaving you logged
on. When you come back, enter your password and it'll resume
where you left off.
If you haven't done so already,
activate the guest account on your computer NOW and help protect
your backing tracks and your computer...
Article Written by Kenny Campbell
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