Password difficulty English/Arabic language

Microsoft Windows xp home edition upgrad...
May 5, 2010 at 11:45:28
Specs: Windows XP
I bought a computer in The Middle East (where I live). My young kids found some pretty scary stuff on the internet so I decided to set a password for logon. I entered it in English but when I go to logon I think the logon page has automatically set the keys to Arabic. There is a little AR beside the password box. Anyway, the password doesn't work.


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#1
May 7, 2010 at 23:47:05
teamandrew, couple of thoughts come to mind. Is the default language English?
In order for a PW to be needed, it's my understanding that you need user accounts rather than just one default user. Designate a kids account and delineate just what it can do and where they can go. Give it limited access while retaining administrator rights for yourself.
HTH.
Ed in Texas.

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#2
May 8, 2010 at 01:30:54
Thanks Ed

I am just setting out along the "parental control" path so thanks for your suggestion. Actually I found that the Alt/Shift combination changed the language for me at log in and got me back in. Sighs of relief all around. I am not sure how to restrict where the kids can go yet but I assume it is somewhere in set up?


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#3
May 8, 2010 at 23:20:09
teamandrew, find lots of freebies @:
http://www.google.com/#hl=en&source...
HTH.
Ed in Texas.

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