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How to enable the Lock Screen in 8.1 with WinKey-L

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    Thanks for the update. I know it's a PITA, but it looks be the only solution for you. Please let us know how it goes. Good luck.

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    Windows 8.1 64 bit (updt)

    I upgraded another account (the wife's) to Adminstrator - just to play it safe.
    Copied all important documents/downloaded stuff to an USB stick.
    Using the now Admin account, I removed my original account, rebooted, and then re-created the account.
    Of course, all previous settings were gone, as expected, so I started from scratch with customising and re-creating shortcuts to previously installed applications.

    Currently I am using the Classic Shell, directly to Desktop, with corner navigation turned off. Using my own pictures for StartButton, UserAccount and Lock screen.

    Except for time and effort spent, there were no issues or problems.

    I can "WinKey-L" to the LockScreen.

    Finally, I am starting to enjoy the Windows 8.1 experience.
    (I started using Windows back in the days of 3.1 on DOS)

    More to explore & learn . . .
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