What`s the point?I have windows xp pro and home.if you boot in safe mode you get administative rights.you can access all files run the media player.so what was the point in making a password if the first place.I understand the technitions advantage but really what`s the point?
On your computer at home --- you can argue that using a password there is pointless. HOWEVER --- in a business situation, you wouldn't have access to the password in safe mode IF the I.T. people were doing their job correctly.
In that case, the password does have a purpose --- it's all in how the computer is being used.
To add insult to this --- there are programs you can get that will reset the XP password for the computer --- So, again the arguement comes up --- but again, in the work environment, that tool wouldn't override the company network password because that's not on the computer itself...
So --- in the end, there is a time when that password is not worthless --- it just comes down to how the computer's being used as to the true value of it.
Oh --- and a lot of companies have policies in place that if they learn you tried to get around the passwords you can lose your job --- so that's kind of a big deal. At work, not really worth monkeying around with the password just to use the media player.
Most people don't know how to get a computer running in Safe Mode, and an administrator is supposed to fix the problem not go through peoples junk.