How to Lock Widows 11 Computers

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This post shows students and new users how to quickly and easily lock their Windows 11 computers to protect their privacy and secure that data.

Windows 11 comes with many cool features and refreshing new graphical interface, including centered Start menu and taskbar, rounded corners windows, and themes and colors that make any Windows device looks great.

Similar to previous Windows versions, it also comes with a lock feature that will let you to lock your computer without signing out of your account and ending your session.

When you return you can resume from where you left off, and keep your computer secured while you were away with no access to your content and data.

Also, when you’re a student and new user and you want to learn how to use Windows, the easiest place to start is Windows 11. Windows 11 is a major release of the Windows NT operating system developed by Microsoft. Windows 11 is the successor to Windows 10 and it’s expected to be released later this year.

When you’re ready to learn how to quickly and easily lock your computer, follow the steps below:

Use Keyboard Shortcuts

The quickest way to lock your Windows machine is by using the Windows + L keys shortcut. Will uses the keyboard to lock your sessions without losing your work.

The Windows key on your keyboard is the one with Microsoft logo left of your spacebar. Simply press that key and L and lock up your computer while you’re logged in.

Lock from Start menu

Another way one can lock Windows 11 machine is via its Start menu. Click Start, then click on your account and select Lock as shown in the image below:

lock windows 11 computer

Lock from Task Manager

If you want to get a bit fancy, you can lock your computer from Windows Task Manager. To do that, follow the steps below:

Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete keys on your keyboard while you’re logged into your computer. Then select Task Manager as shown below:

windows 11 task manager

Click More details at the bottom left to show more tasks. Then on the User tab and select your account and click on the Disconnect button.

windows 11 task manager disconnect

Lock from Ctrl + Alt + Delete

Finally, you can lock your screen simply by press Ctrl + Alt + Delete keys to bring up that windows, then select Lock as shown in the image below:

windows 11 lock screen

There might be many other ways to lock Windows 11, but the few steps above should get you started. If you discover other ways to lock Windows, please share you tips in the comments form below.


This post showed you how to quickly and easily lock Windows computer when you’re leaving your computer unattended. If you find any error above, please use the form below to report.

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