Method and system for activating a computer system

Information security – Access control or authentication – Stand-alone

Reexamination Certificate

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C713S320000, C713S321000, C713S323000, C713S324000, C713S340000, C713S185000, C713S186000, C726S002000, C726S009000

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07424740

ABSTRACT:
A system and method for improved activation of a personal computer and/or other processing devices is provided. Power and security states are combined and further reduced to three activation states which may be operated by a single secure device. The system may include any number of activation states for operating the computer using only the single secure device. The secure access device handles both security and power management by authenticating physical access to the computer and the identity of the user. For this purpose, a device containing a biometric reader may be integrated with a smart card and the biometric identification used as an authentication code to secure the smartcard. The secure access device may be inserted into a locking mechanism used by the user to transition between activation states.

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