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Lock My PC™ Release Notes
Version 4.8

What's new in this version?

+ Support of alternative authentication packages.
+ Option to log unlock attempts.
+ Alternative keyboard lock (for VNC or terminal services).
+ Additional command line parameters.
+ Option to minimize top-most windows when locked.
* Hide Lock My PC process removed due to compatibility with different antiviruses.
- Fixed user password reset problem when user name matches computer name.
- On some Windows XP systems Shutdown button at startup lock may work incorrectly. Fixed
- High CPU load on lock screen. Fixed.
- User cannot change their settings might work incorrectly. Fixed.
- Other minor bugs fixed.

Compatibility

This version of Lock My PC is compatible with Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. It will not run on Windows 95, 98, ME operating systems.

Installation

Although you can use Lock My PC 4 together with Lock My PC 2.x or 3.x, we recommend to uninstall the previous version before installing Lock My PC 4. If you want to keep both versions on your computer you MUST install Lock My PC 4 into a separate folder.

To install Lock My PC, run Lock My PC installation package and follow the on-screen instructions.

If you are the only user of Lock My PC, select Single-user installation. If you are a system administrator and installing Lock My PC in office on an employee's computer, logon the computer with your account and select multi-user installation. Do not install Lock My PC under the employee's account if you don't know what you are doing.

Known issues

The uninstaller will not prompt user to restart the computer after uninstall completed. To finish uninstall completely (e.g. before Lock My PC reinstall) you should restart the computer manually.

Bulletproof startup lock

Please be careful when you enable Always Lock Computer at computer startup option. If you forget your password, you will not be able to start your computer even in Windows Safe Mode. If you enable this option in Multi-user mode, only Lock My PC administrator (the user who installed Lock My PC) will be able to unlock computer at startup.