Here's our Windows XP Tip for.. September 16, 2003
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Save Your Screen . . . and Your Data
Screen savers have several uses. They protect your screen from "burn-in," they hide your work from curious eyes while you're away from your desk, and they provide entertainment for you and those who pass your office. A screen saver can also provide some additional data protection if you use a password.

To set up one of the Windows screen savers, right-click the desktop and choose Properties. When the Display Properties dialog box opens, click the Screen Saver tab. Choose the screen saver you want to use and then click Settings to customize it.

If you'd like to use password protection, select the Password Protected check box and click OK. When activated, password protection will lock the console and require your logon or administrator password to gain access to the PC's data.