4 Ways to Access Lock Option in Windows 10 Power Menu

Despite being five years since Windows 10 was released, many users are still running older versions of Windows, such as Windows 8 and 7, who are slowly updating to Windows 10 even though it has been five years since its launch.

As you might know, if you are using an older version of Windows, you can usually access the Lock PC feature by clicking on the start button on your taskbar. Several options are available, such as shutting down, restarting, etc. You will notice that the Lock PC option does not appear when you use Windows 10. That is because it has been moved to another location, which is why it does not appear when you use Windows 10.

For your Windows 10 PC, there are four options that you can use to access the Lock PC feature:

  1. Lock Windows 10 PC from the Start menu
  2. Lock Windows 10 PC using Keyboard Shortcut
  3. Lock Windows 10 PC using Ctrl + Alt + Delete screen
  4. Lock Windows 10 PC using Command Prompt

Lock Windows 10 PC from the Start menu

Step 1: Go to the start button on the taskbar. Alternatively, you can press the Windows logo to do so.

Step 2:  Access the Lock option from the Start menu’s left pane by clicking on your account picture.

Step 3: Click on the Lock option to lock your Windows 10 PC.

Lock Windows 10 PC using Keyboard Shortcut

This method is more accessible and fast as compared to the others. However, you can use the one that you like. To lock your Windows computer with the help of a keyboard shortcut, press the key combination Windows logo + L, and there you go. Your system will be locked.

Lock Windows 10 PC using Ctrl + Alt + Delete screen

If you don’t prefer using the one mentioned above, we have another shortcut method for you. You just need to press Ctrl + Alt + Delete keys simultaneously. Once you do that, several options will show up on your screen. Lock, Switch user, Sign out, Change a password, and Task Manager options. Go to the Lock

 option to lock your Windows 10 PC.

Lock Windows 10 PC using Command Prompt

You can also use Command Prompt to lock your computer. To do so, first, go to the search box in the taskbar and type CMD, and press Enter.

In the Command Prompt window, type the following and press the Enter key on your keyboard to lock your computer:-

Rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation

That is it.

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