Secure Your Windows XP Computer

Lock your Windows XP computer on demand

Prerequisite: You enter a password to log into your computer

  1. Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete on your keyboard
  2. Click the Lock Computer button/li>

Lock your Windows XP computer after a period of inactivity

Prerequisite: You enter a password to log into your computer

  1. Launch Control Panel (Start → (Settings →) Control Panel).
  2. (If applicable) Click “Switch to Classic View” (top left) Right-click on the Desktop.
  3. Double-click “Display.”
  4. Click the “Screen Saver” tab.
  5. Check the box labeled “On resume, password protect.”
  6. Click Apply
  7. Click OK
  8. Double-click “Power Options.”
  9. Click the “Advanced” tab.
  10. (If not already checked) Check the box labeled “Prompt for password when computer resumes from standby.”
  11. (If applicable) Click Apply
  12. Click OK.

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