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Windows 8 Lock Screen?

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    Windows 8 Lock Screen?


    How do I lock my windows 8 desktop? I leave my computer unattended at times so I usually lock the screen so that no one can access it while I'm gone, So can some please tell me how to do it in Windows 8?
    Can someone also explain to me why Microsoft Have made it so difficult to use this OS.

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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Be sure there is a check in the Require a password on wake up in the Power Options of the Control Panel You may also simply log out when you are not using the computer.

    Password Protection on Wakeup - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
    Last edited by Brink; 29 Apr 2013 at 09:31. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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    Windows 10 Pro + 8.1 pro and 7 Utimate


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