How To Lock & Unlock Your Computer Using PenDrive. Sometimes it happen with you when someone Using Laptop or Computer and Viewing your personal information like images, videos or important documents. Everybody want Privacy. That is why we always try to keep everything protected with Password that is not known to Anyone.
Do you know you can also apply a lock on your Laptop or Computer with USB like Key of Lock. Your USB will act as a key. With this you can easily give anyone your laptop but it will not unlock unless you unlock it from your USB or Pendrive. Having a USB lock not only gives that bit of extra security to your computer but adds a pro hacker like touch.
For this either you can use software Predator or USB Raptor which is specially designed for this which allows you to use a USB or pendrive as a key to lock and unlock the system or you can make use of SysKey which is an inbuilt system utility of Windows.
Steps to Lock or Unlock Using Predator
#1. Download and Install Predator.
#2. Plug in your USB flash drive when Predator launches. If you are worrying about the data stored in drive, don’t worry it will not altered or deleted in any way. Whatever you have stored in USB drive, it never minds.
#3. Once you insert drive you will receive a dialogue asking for the creation of Password. Press OK to continue.
#4. Find out few Key setting from Preferences Window. That will heIp you to unlock your system if some case you lose your USB drive. In New Password field enter secure and unique password.
#5. From Flash Drive option click Create Key and OK.
#6. Click on Predator icon from desktop to restart the program. In every 30 seconds, it will monitor if USB drive is plug in. If you want to work on system for hours, just click Predator Pause Monitoring.
Steps to Lock or Unlock Using SysKey
#1. Connect your Pendrive to system first.
#2. Go to Run and Type SysKey to run.
#3. Click option Encryption Enabled and click on Update.
#4. You will get two options: Password Startup and System Generated Password.
System Generated Password will be used to lock system. Click Store Startup Key on Floppy Key, enter Password and click Ok to continue.
Next time you will need this Pendrive to unlock your system.
These are good tricks that will not only help you to protect your private data on your laptop or PCs but also limit your children to play games on system. No one would know you have locked the laptop with USB drive. Just try these tricks. Hope you would like.