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

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

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

    How to Add or Remove "Lock Computer" from the CTRL+ALT+DEL Screen
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    How to Add or Remove "Lock Computer" from the CTRL+ALT+DEL Screen

       Information
    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.
    CTRL+ALT+DEL Screen - Add or Remove Lock Computer-windows_7_ctrl-alt_del.jpg
    CTRL+ALT+DEL Screen - Add or Remove Lock Computer-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
    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)
    CTRL+ALT+DEL Screen - Add or Remove Lock Computer-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)
    CTRL+ALT+DEL Screen - Add or Remove Lock Computer-lock_computer_edit.jpg
    7. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window.
    That's it,
    Shawn





  1. Posts : 324
    Windows 7 and MAC
       #1

    This will work
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 6
    Win7 32bit
       #2

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

    ~Mac
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 72,050
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #3

    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 Computer


  4. Posts : 242
    win7 Home Premium x64
       #4

    Hey. Any way to create a desktop shortcut button for the Ctrl-alt-delete taskmanager window red button to the lower right? Love how fast it works but would like (if possible) to make it a 1-click access affair. Jim
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 72,050
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Hello James, :)

    I'm not quite sure what you're wanting since the Task Manager doesn't have a red button. Could you post a screenshot showing what it is?
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 242
    win7 Home Premium x64
       #6

    will do if really needed but how about just hitting CTRL-Alt-Delete and look in that window to the lower right and you will see the red icon type button there. Just did it again. Its there my friend. James
      My Computer


  7. Posts : 72,050
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Ah, ok. You're referring to the power menu (red button) on the Ctrl+Alt+Del screen. The Task Manager bit with the red button was what confused me.

    I'm not aware of a shortcut to open directly to that other than pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del.
      My Computer


 

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