How do I make my PC Junior Shield ready ?
To stop your children using a PC you must ensure that you set a password in Windows that they do not know. This can be done by going into the Control Panel and selecting User Accounts.
Now insert the Junior Shield disk into the optical drive and reboot your PC.
If Windows starts instead of the Junior Shield software it means your PC is setup to boot (startup) from the hard drive before the CD/DVD.
This can be very simply changed by going into the BIOS when the PC is switched on and moving the CD/DVD drive to the first boot device before the hard drive. Instructions can be found in your PC documentation or ask a technical friend to help.
Very simply you must press a key immediately after you switch on your PC. The key varies depending on the make of your PC but is usually DEL, F2, F1 or ESC. If you look at the first thing that appears on the screen it will usually tell you what key to press but the screen may change very quickly.
Once in the BIOS you need to go to the page that displays the Boot Menu and the CD/DVD drive must be moved to the 1st Boot device and the hard drive as the 2nd. Do NOT change any other settings and if you are unsure what to do please ask advice from someone with good PC experience.
Our web site gives more advice and also shows some screen images to help you.
If your PC is correctly set up, when you reboot, you will see an information message and after a minute or two your display will look like one of the photos.
If you use a wireless Internet connection click on the WiFi icon (as illustrated in yellow in figure 1) to select your network and then enter the encryption key.
If your computer uses wired Ethernet, the illustrated icon will show that you have a connection. Wired connections are usually faster, more secure and reliable than WiFi.