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xp pro : locking computer

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by euphoricsoul01, Jan 26, 2002.

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  1. euphoricsoul01

    euphoricsoul01 Thread Starter

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    i know in windows 2k all you do is ctrl alt del and there will be an option to lock your computer ( like put a password on) .

    ive seen it done the same way on win xp, but i cant figure it out. i dont want to use the screen saver mode, and just have a pw pop up after it goes into that. i want it instant. thanks
     
  2. elsinaj

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    Have you tried the following?

    Goto Start|Settings|Control panel

    Double click User Accounts
    Select the Advance tab
    select the option "Require users to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete".

    This also forces you to press ctrl-alt-del when you want to logon to your machine.

    A.J.
     
  3. kramnnim

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    Hit windows key+L? That brings you to the login screen, if that will do.
     
  4. BugMaster

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    Do you need fast user switching? If not, disable it. Go to Control Panel -> User Accounts -> Change the way users log on (Under Pick a Task). Disable it there. Without it, when you hit WinKey + L, it locks your computer, just like W2K.
     
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