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Solved: Log on with password

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by lschul, Jan 6, 2013.

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  1. lschul

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    How do I enact a log on to my computer? More specifically, after I have been on the computer, how do I lock it to where it requires the user to input a password to get back on the computer?
     
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    hiya,control panel>user accounts.create password for your account,
     
  3. lschul

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    Thanks, now will that time out? Meaning, if I walk away will the computer lock in a certain amount of time? I didn't see that option. Thanks.
     
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    no,when you power the machine off then back on it will present you with a box to enter your password,to make the pc shutdown after a certain time you need to go to control panel>power options under the power plan that is selected click on "change plan settings" from here youinput the amount of time thaat you require
     
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    I understand that, that is good stuff. To go one step further, can you change a setting to make the computer auto lock after 10 minutes of no use without powering down or do you have to go through the power settings?
     
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    Excellent how to, thank you!
     
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