Lock Windows XP

Lock Windows XP

How To Lock Windows XP?

For obvious security reasons, you might want to lock your Windows XP workstation for instance if you need to step away from your computer for a few minutes.

Several ways to lock Windows XP

Via the keyboard

If you have a Windows keyboard, the simplest way to lock your Windows XP is to hold down the Windows logo key, then Press L.

The Windows logo key is the key on the standard Windows keyboard between the Ctrl and Alt keys. It has the Windows logo on it.

Other ways to lock Windows XP

If you don’t have a Windows keyboard, there’re other ways to lock your Windows XP workstation:

Via Start/Run

Click on the Start menu.

Select Run.

Enter this command line:
rundll32.exe user32.dll, LockWorkStation

Via a shortcut

Right click an empty area of your Windows desktop.

Choose New/Shortcut.

Enter this command line:
rundll32.exe user32.dll, LockWorkStation

Then click Next.

Choose your preferred name for the shortcut.

Click Finish.

If you’d like to associate an icon to your shortcut, right click the shortcut and choose Properties/Shortcut/Change Icon.

Posted on Jan 4th, 2009 by VK

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