How to Lock Windows 10 Computer

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This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to quickly and easily lock your computer when using Windows 10.

The new Windows 10 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.

If you’re a student or new user looking for a computer to start learning on, the easiest place to start is Windows 10. Windows 10 is the most recent version of operating systems for personal computers developed and released by Microsoft as part of its Windows NT family.

Windows 10 has grown into one of the best operating systems, years after its release and is used by millions of users around the world.

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

Step 1: Keyboard Shortcuts

The quickest way to lock your Windows machine is by using the Windows + L keys combination.

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.

Step 2: Lock from Menu

Another way one can lock Windows 10 machine is via its Start menu. Click Start, then click on your account and select Lock as shown in the image below:

windows 10 lock screen

Step 3: 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:

  • Open Task Manager. You can right-click the taskbar at the bottom of your screen to get to the Task Manager.
  • Click on the User tab and select your account.
  • Click on the Disconnect button.
  • Click Disconnect user to confirm.
Windows 10 lock screen

Step 4: 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 10 Lock screen

That should do it!


This post shows 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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