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What has everyone done when splitting up with computers<br>
Meemee suggested I password protect. I need to but don't know how.<br>
I did get the internet switched into my name but the computer still has my stbx as administrator and my daughter actually password protected the administrator so I can't log in as administrator. Leaving me unable to install equipment etc without her help.<br><br>
Any other tips that would be helpful?
 

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one thing I did do was have all the spyware deleted off my computer and have help from those who know what they are doing to make sure my computer stays clear.
 

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I was lucky because my ex is pretty well computer illiterate. I just deleted him off my computer. I let him have our old computer so he would have one, but he barely uses it. I changed all my passwords and put everything in my name.<br><br>
Will your ex tell you his password so you can make yourself an administrator as well? Or manybe he could come over and log on and make you an administrator? Without his password I don't think you can do anything, unless there is some sore of reset you can do. But I'm guessing the admin would have to do that.
 

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Meemee suggested I password protect. I need to but don't know how.<br>
I did get the internet switched into my name but the computer still has my stbx as administrator and my daughter actually password protected the administrator so I can't log in as administrator. Leaving me unable to install equipment etc without her help.<br><br>
Any other tips that would be helpful?</div>
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Can you or someone you know reload Windows and set you up as the administrator or does reloading Windows ask you for a password too? I'm pretty sure that at some level Windows will just let you reinstall it and reset all that stuff. That way everyone has to come to you for access. You can set up your daughter as a non-administrative user account. And set up your own non-administrative user account too. That way you use a non-admin account for everyday stuff and only have to log into the administrator account when you are loading software and stuff like that.<br><br>
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great ideas - Thanks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 
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