Write down MAKE, MODEL &
SERIAL NUMBERS and put it where you can find it. (not on the computer)
Always set a BIOS
password. (remember it!!!)
Set a USER password
in BIOS. (never forget it!!!)
If your laptop is ever stolen or misplaced it is
completely useless to the thief if these passwords are set.
It is not a great idea to put passwords, credit card info or other sensitive info on your
computer; however, if you must, use some sort of code that only you would likely understand.
- If you speak a foreign language (not a common one to your area), then you can write some of
the numbers contained in passwords etc. in words instead as numerals.
- When passwords have an "a" in them, use the @ sign instead; but not in any of the hints you
put for remembering it. (just know for yourself)
eg. P/W is: eleph@nt
Your hint could be just "elephant"
The example is simplistic however you should get the idea. BE CREATIVE; but also devious.
- As a variation on #1 above find a word (either in English or a foreign language) that has 10
unique letters and assign the numbers 0 to 9 to each letter in ascending or descending order. Now use the
letters in place of the numbers. You can create many good variations on how this technique can be
- Use your immagination to create unique memory devices for yourself.
- Remember to ALWAYS backup your computer - it's not 'IF' you will have a problem, it is
- Whenever you buy or download software with authentication keys be sure to keep a copy in a
known safe place.
Whatever technique you use. Be consistent and don't forget what you
used. Above all do not write passwords down anywhere which could compromise your system.