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Windows 7: I need to lock my screen without locking my account.

04 Jul 2010   #1
BugOutMachine

Windows 7 / Windows 8.1
 
 
I need to lock my screen without locking my account.

How do I lock my screen without locking my account?

I'm in a situation where I have a landlord entering my unit without permission. I have a monitor with a webcam that has surveillance features but if I lock my account it disables itself. I found a site online that said you could select None as a screen saver and require a Password on return but that failed to work on my system. Any suggestions?


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04 Jul 2010   #2
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Since your account is password protected, what if you create a limited-user account with no access to files or applications except the webcam?
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04 Jul 2010   #3
BugOutMachine

Windows 7 / Windows 8.1
 
 

That's is actually an excellent suggestion! LOL, sometimes the most simple solutions are the last one we think of.
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04 Jul 2010   #4
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

I hope your suspicions about your landlord are wrong. However, if true, please be careful how you handle the situation. You may want to research renter's rights in your area and contact an appropriate agency.
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14 Jul 2010   #5
BugOutMachine

Windows 7 / Windows 8.1
 
 

Thank you again!
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14 Jul 2010   #6
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

You are very welcome. Good luck apartment hunting!
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