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8 Ways to Lock Computer in Windows 10

Locking your PC protects it from unauthorized use when you need to step away from the PC, and don't want to sign out or shut down. So let me show you how to lock your Windows 10 PC in different ways.

Guide Steps
Way 1: Lock Computer in Ctrl+Alt+Del options
Way 2: Lock Computer on Screen Saver Settings
Way 3: Via the User Icon to Lock Computer
Way 4: Use the Windows Key + L to Lock Computer
Way 5: Lock Computer from Task Manager
Way 6: Lock Computer with Command
Way 7: Access Run Window to Lock Computer
Way 8: Create Shortcut to Lock computer

Way 1: Lock Computer in Ctrl+Alt+Del options

Step 1: Hold Ctrl and Alt, then press Delete. After options appear on the screen, select Lock from the options.

select lock in ctrl alt del options

Way 2:Lock Computer on Screen Saver Settings

Step 1: Input lock computer in the search box and choose Lock the computer when I leave it alone for a period of time.

input lock-computer

Step 2: In the Screen Saver Settings dialog, choose On resume, display logon screen and hit OK.

enter screen saver setting and lock computer

Way 3: Via the User Icon to Lock Computer

Step 1:Open the Start Menu, click/tap on your user name, and click/tap on Lock.

cilck lock on your user name

Way 4: Using Windows Key + L

Step 1:  Hold down Windows Key and press L for a quicker way of locking your screen.

press windows key and l to lock computer

Way 5: To Lock Computer from Task Manager

Step 1: Type task manager in the search box.

type task manager in the search box

Step 2: Enter the Task Manager, click on the Users tab.

click users in the task manager

Step 3: Right click your account, and click/tap on Disconnect.

right click your account and select disconnect

Step 4: Click on Disconnect user to confirm.

click on disconnect user to comfirm

Way 6: To Lock Computer with Command

Step 1: Input cmd in the search box and click Command Prompt to open it.

input cmd in the search box and click command prompt

Step 2: Type rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation in the Command Prompt window and press Enter.

to lock computer with command

Way 7: Access Run Window to Lock Computer

Step 1: Press Windows + R key to open Run command box.

press windows r key to open run command box

Step 2: In the Run dialog box, type rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation and then press Enter key to lock computer.

type the command in run windows

Way 8: Go to Control Panel through the Settings Panel

Step 1: Right-click any blank area of the Desktop. Select New > Shortcut.

select the new and shortcut

Step 2: For the location of the item type C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation and click Next.

type the location of the item

Step 3: Give the icon a name, like Lock computer, then click Finish.

give the icon a name then click finish

Step 4: Now you have a Screen Lock icon, you can double-click whenever you lock your computer.

successfully create shortcut to lock computer

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