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How to Lock Computer in Windows 8/8.1

During the process of using a computer, you, sometimes, need to leave it alone for a non-fixed period of time. It is at this time that other people are likely to use your computer out of vicious purposes such as copying important data, stealing payment password, etc. So, how can you prevent such unlucky things from happening? Suppose you have already set a user password on your PC, you do not need to shut down your computer every time you have to leave it, because you can lock your computer, and the computer will lock its screen and require a password from whoever wants to access it (see picture below). As for how to realize this method, this article will particularly introduce how to lock computer in Windows 8/8.1.

Video guide on how to lock computer in Windows 8:

3 ways to lock computer on Windows 8/8.1:

Method 1: Lock the computer by use of the user icon on Start screen.

On the Start interface, click the user/administrator icon (here referred to administrator1) on the upper right corner and select Lock in the list.

Method 2: Lock computer from Ctrl+Alt+Del options.

Press Ctrl+Alt+Del, and choose Lock from the options.

Method 3: Lock computer in the settings of system.

Step 1: Open Search bar, input system in the empty box and select Settings.

Step 2: From the search results on the left side, choose Lock the computer when I leave it alone for a period of time to go on


Step 3: When the Screen Saver Settings window arises, click the down arrow under Screen saver to choose a screen saver type and tap OK to bring the settings to an end, as shown in the picture below.

Note: Although this way can lock the computer after you leave it for a very short time, it is mainly applied for protecting the computer display and will not ask for a password entry.

Are you still hesitated about whether to lock your Windows 8/8.1 PC or not? Stop hesitating any more, for the protection of computer data is the top priority.

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