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CTRL+ALT+DEL Screen - Add or Remove Lock Computer

How to Add or Remove "Lock Computer" from the CTRL+ALT+DEL Screen
Published by Brink
11 Feb 2010
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How to Add or Remove "Lock Computer" from the CTRL+ALT+DEL Screen

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This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Lock this computer (Windows 7) or Lock (Windows 8) option from the CTRL+ALT+DELETE screen for all or specific users in Windows 7 and Windows 8.


EXAMPLE: CTRL+ALT+DEL screen
NOTE: This is when you press CTRL+ALT+DEL from within Windows.
-windows_7_ctrl-alt_del.jpg

-windows_8_ctrl-alt_del.jpg




OPTION ONE
Add or Remove "Lock Computer" from CTRL+ALT+DEL using a REG File
1. Do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.

2. To Add "Lock this Computer" to CTRL+ALT+DEL Screen
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.
Add_Lock_Computer_CTRL+ALT+DEL.reg

download
3. To Remove "Lock this Computer" from CTRL+ALT+DEL Screen
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.
Remove_Lock_Computer_CTRL+ALT+DEL.reg
download
4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. Click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK when prompted.

7. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to fully apply.

8. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



OPTION TWO
Add or Remove "Lock Computer" from CTRL+ALT+DEL in Group Policy
1. Open the all users, specific users or groups, or all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor for how you want this policy applied.

2. In the left pane, click/tap on to expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, System, and Ctrl+Alt+Del Options. (See screenshot below)
-lock_computer_group_policy.jpg
3. In the right pane of Ctrl+Alt+Del Options, double click/tap on Remove Lock Computer to edit it. (See screenshot above)

4. To Add "Lock this Computer" to CTRL+ALT+DEL Screen
A) Select (dot) either Not Configured or Disabled, and go to step 6 below. (See screenshot below step 6)
NOTE: Not Configured is the default setting.
5. To Remove "Lock this Computer" from CTRL+ALT+DEL Screen
A) Select (dot) Enabled, and go to step 6 below. (See screenshot below step 6)
6. Click/tap on OK. (See screenshot below)
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7. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window.
That's it,
Shawn


11 Feb 2010   #1
Stevy22

Windows 7 and MAC
 
 

This will work


My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jan 2011   #2
MacCardwell

Win7 32bit
 
 

The Policy edit does indeed cover all users.
The Registry mod only changes the current user.
<noted on Win7 Ultimate>

~Mac
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jan 2011   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Mac, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I have updated the REG downloads to include more. Please try again, and be sure to restart the computer afterwards.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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