4 Ways to Access Lock Option in Windows 10 Power Menu

Windows 10 has been launched before around five years ago; still, many PC users are using Windows 7 and Windows 8. A few PC users are upgrading to Windows 10 slowly.

Those who have recently upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 noticed no option to Lock a PC in the Windows 10 operating system. This post will show to lock Windows 10 machines similar to Windows 7.

In earlier versions of the Windows operating system, you can access the Lock feature by clicking on the Start menu’s power icon. But in the Windows 10 PC, the Lock option location has been changed from the power menu. In other words, in Windows 10, the Lock option has been moved to a new location.

There are at least four options through which you can Lock your Windows 10 PC, these are the following:-

  1. Lock Windows 10 PC from 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 Start menu

Step 1. Open the Start menu by clicking on the Start button or pressing the Windows logo key.

Step 2. From the Start menu’s left pane, left-click or right-click on your user account picture to access the Lock option.

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

Lock Windows 10 PC using Keyboard Shortcut

This is the easiest and fastest way to lock your Windows 10 PC. Just press Windows logo + L keys simultaneously, and your PC will be locked.

Lock Windows 10 PC using Ctrl + Alt + Delete screen

This is another shortcut method to lock to Windows 10 PC. To lock your PC screen, press Ctrl + Alt + Delete keys simultaneously. The screen displays Lock, Switch user, Sign out, Change a password, and Task Manager options. Click on the Lock option to lock your Windows 10 PC.
Click on the Lock option to lock your PC.

Lock Windows 10 PC using Command Prompt

To lock your PC screen using the command prompt, open the Command Prompt window by typing CMD in the Start/taskbar search box and press the Enter key.

At the Command Prompt window, type the following command and then hit the Enter key from the keyboard to lock your PC.

Rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation

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