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Windows 7: Setting password for just my lock screen?

25 Jan 2013   #1
ClintonV

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Setting password for just my lock screen?

Hey,

Currently, I don't have a password set for my user account (I don't want to have to enter it on each start-up and I don't really have a problem with people using my computer).

Occasionally I'll be working on something and when I leave my computer I don't want to risk anyone accidently messing it up. It would be pretty handy if I could lock my user account with a password, then just unlock it and pick up from where I left off. From my understanding, the only way I can do this is if I create a password for my entire account.

Is there any way I can set a password for just the lock screen?


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25 Jan 2013   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Clinton, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The only way would be to set a password for your user account.

A workaround would be to create a password for your account, and set Windows to log on to your user account automatically at startup. This way you will not have to enter your password at startup, but you will if you lock the computer.

Hope this helps, :)
Shawn
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25 Jan 2013   #3
ClintonV

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The workaround was perfect. Thanks a lot Shawn!
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25 Jan 2013   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome. Glad that will work for you. :)
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