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How to lock windows 8.1?

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    Windows 8.1

    How to lock windows 8.1?


    Hi, at work i use a laptop with Win 8.1, when i go to lunch i turn off my laptop just in case, how to lock it without having to turn it off?

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    Newport, South Wales, UK
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu


    Win Key + L will lock the system - the default Windows 8 system settings should be to require a password to access the laptop - though you may want to confirm this before you rely on the technique
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    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
    Win Key + L will lock the system - the default Windows 8 system settings should be to require a password to access the laptop - though you may want to confirm this before you rely on the technique
    Thank you, it worked, it required account password to log in
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  4. #4


    Newport, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 573
    Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu


    You may want to set a screen saver to a suitable time (with require password to wake set on), for those occasions, they do occur, that you may forget to lock the system manually - the blank screen standard saver is a good choice, (it attracts less attention from passers-by
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