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Help with Windows online security & privacy instructions

By Tired
Jun 21, 2011
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  1. Hi I have been reading the guide to windows online security and it recomends quite a few changes to make them it says Click on Start, Run type in secpol.msc and click Ok

    When I do this I get an error windows can not find secpol.msc make sure it is spelled correctly. I am running windows xp home edition I think. Is there different instructions I should be looking at? thanks
     
  2. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    What edition of XP are you running?

    And why do you need to access this? Secpol is a GUI that allows you to configure to local pc polices in lieu of something like a group policy.
     
  3. Tired

    Tired TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    I found these security suggestions and wanted to try them out.
    Renaming disabling and default Accounts
    Security Options Configuration
    they were at this web site http://www.techspot.com/tweaks/windows_security
    pretty sure I have home edition
     
  4. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    Well I tried secpol.msc in my XP virtual machine and everything was fine. Then I re-read that you had home.

    The local policy config is meant for more of an enterprise model (sans a server) so it is not included in the XP home.
     

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