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Windows 7: How do i lock my computer

15 Jul 2010   #1
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Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
How do i lock my computer

I sometimes have to leave comp and go for some work with all the windows open. Is there any feature whereby i can lock my computer and then unlock on return.

i mean something like Ctl + alt + del is what we normally use in offices ?


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15 Jul 2010   #2
Zaxx

Win 7 HP 64bit and XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Click Start - move mouse over shutdown menu and you'll see a 'lock' option...your account must be passworded for it to work.

There's also a keyboard short cut as well: WinKey + L
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15 Jul 2010   #3
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Click the start button. Look to the lower right and an click on the menus arrow to the right of Shutdaown. Select lock. I am assuming you have a password setup?

edited to add: ZAxx tyes faster than I do.
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15 Jul 2010   #4
richc46

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Click start button (lower left) click arrow on shutdown and then lock
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15 Jul 2010   #5
RJ12

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Usually Ctrl + Alt + Delete and then pressing enter works too.
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15 Jul 2010   #6
richc46

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15 Jul 2010   #7
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Looks like three of us were typing at the same time.
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15 Jul 2010   #8
richc46

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RJ12 View Post
Usually Ctrl + Alt + Delete and then pressing enter works too.
Gave you rep for teaching me something new.
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15 Jul 2010   #9
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

I can't believe only one person mentioned Win+L....which is the quickest way to accomplish a lock.
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16 Jul 2010   #10
Kirsch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
I can't believe only one person mentioned Win+L....which is the quickest way to accomplish a lock.
I'm glad you said it, I was about to hah
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