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  1. Automatically Lock Computer in Windows 10


    How to: Automatically Lock Computer in Windows 10

    How to Automatically Lock Computer in Windows 10


    When you shut down[/b].

    The Interactive logon: Machine inactivity limit security policy setting allows you to specify an amount in seconds of inactivity to wait before Windows 10 will automatically lock the computer.

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable automatic lock of the computer after specified seconds of inactivity for all users in Windows 10.

    *Warning You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable automatically lock computer.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: Enable or Disable Automatically Lock Computer in Local Security Policy
    • Option Two: Enable or Disable Automatically Lock Computer in Registry Editor




    OPTION ONE [/i] Enable or Disable Automatically Lock Computer in Local Security Policy

    *note This option is only available in the Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise editions.

    All editions can use Option Two below.

    1. Open Local Security Policy (secpol.msc).

    2. Expand open Local Policies in the left pane, and click/tap on Security Options. (see screenshot below)

    Automatically Lock Computer in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3. In the right pane of Security Options, double click/tap on Interactive logon: Machine inactivity limit. (see screenshot above)

    4. Enter a number between 0 to 599940 for how many seconds of inactivity you want to lock after, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    *note The default is 0 (zero) seconds to not automatically lock the computer.

    Automatically Lock Computer in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    5. Close the Local Security Policy window.

    6. Restart the computer to apply.





    OPTION TWO [/i] Enable or Disable Automatically Lock Computer in Registry Editor
    1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type regedit into Run, and click/tap on OK to open Registry Editor.

    2. Navigate to the registry key below in the left pane of Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)
    *Arrow HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System


    Automatically Lock Computer in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3. In the right pane of the System key, double click/tap on the InactivityTimeoutSecs DWORD to modify it. (see screenshot above)

    *note If you do not have a InactivityTimeoutSecs DWORD, then right click or press and hold on an empty space in the right pane of the System key, click/tap on New, click/tap on DWORD (32-bit) Value, type InactivityTimeoutSecs for the name, and press Enter.

    4. Select (dot) Decimal, enter a number between 0 to 599940 for how many seconds of inactivity you want to lock after, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    *note The default is 0 (zero) seconds to not automatically lock the computer.

    Automatically Lock Computer in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    5. Close Registry Editor.

    6. Restart the computer to apply.

    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Aman Kumar, Dec 13, 2017
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  2. newtekie1 Win User

    [Tip] Automatic Login to Windows and Instantly lock the computer.

    Problem: You like to leave XYZ program running 24/7, but XYZ program only starts when you log into the computer(XYZ can be whatever program you want). So when automatic updates hit and auto-restart your computer, the XYZ program doesn't start back up. You could not put a password on your user account, so the computer automatically logs onto your user account when it reboots, but that is insecure, and if you have nosy roommates/children/super intelligent monkeys, if there is no password they might get on your computer and find your huge collection of por...legally obtained songs...
    Automatically Lock Computer in Windows 10 Shifty_Eyes_Emoticon_by_Canaan1.gif


    Solution: Set Windows to automatically log into a password protected user account, and then instantly lock the computer.*Rockout :rockout: Here's how:

    • I'm going to assume you already have your user account password protected. If not, setup a password for your user account now...I'll wait...ok, moving on.
    • In the Run dialog type "control userpasswords2" without quotes. Then press OK.

      Automatically Lock Computer in Windows 10 autologin1.png
    • In the User Accounts window uncheck the box for "Users must enter a password to use this computer." Press OK.

      Automatically Lock Computer in Windows 10 autologin2.png
    • In the Automatically Log On window enter your username and password. Press OK.

      Automatically Lock Computer in Windows 10 autologin3.png
    • Open Notepad and type "rundll32.exe user32.dll, LockWorkstation" without quotes.

      Automatically Lock Computer in Windows 10 autologin4.png
    • Save the text document as lock.bat. Make sure you change Save as type: from *.txt to *.*!

      Automatically Lock Computer in Windows 10 autologin5.png
    • Drag lock.bat into your Startup folder.

      Automatically Lock Computer in Windows 10 autologin6.png
    That is it. Now when the computer is rebooted it will automatically log in to your account, load any programs you want started, and lock the computer so a password is still required to use it.*Toast :toast:

    A few notes:
    • If you change the password for your user account, it will break the auto login. You will have to go back into control userpasswords2 and re-enter your login information.
    • This should work with any recent version of Windows, I've tested it back to at least XP. You shouldn't be using anything older than that anyway.
    • I've tested this with Win7 and Vista Home Premium and up. It should work on Home Basic and Starter as well, and it should work on XP Home, but I haven't tested this personally. The lower versions of Windows might not have the Control Userpasswords2 ability.
    • This works with Server versions of Windows also.
     
    newtekie1, Oct 27, 2019
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  3. Ahhzz Win User
    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Oct 27, 2019
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  4. RCoon Win User

    Automatically Lock Computer in Windows 10

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    How to stop Windows 10 from automatically installing new and updated drivers constantly (particularly for GPU users with stable drivers)

    • Right click "My Computer"
    • Click "Properties"
    • Click on "Hardware" tab
    • Click "Device Installation Settings"
    • Tick the "No, let me choose what to do"
    • Tick "Never install driver software from Windows Update"
     
    RCoon, Oct 27, 2019
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  5. P4-630 Win User
    Microsoft to push automatic Windows 10 upgrades in 2016

    "Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will be automatically rolled out next year to all users of its older operating systems who have selected to receive updates.

    Until now, users of Windows 7 and 8 have needed to register to upgrade to Windows 10. But that's about to change: soon the OS will be listed as an 'Optional Update' and -- from 2016 -- a 'recommended' update that will automatically install itself, if users have opted to receive updates in that way.*Shadedshun :shadedshu:

    You can opt out of automatic updates to avoid this, but Microsoftsays that "we strongly discourage this in today’s connected world because of the constant risk of internet threats". You can also change your Windows Update settings to install critical updates but not recommended ones. Although it's still going to be possible to avoid installation, Microsoft seems quite determined for everyone to be using Windows 10 in near future.


    The roll-out of reserved updates was initially staggered but, according to Microsoft, now Windows "will automatically kick off the upgrade process once you have made a reservation".

    As an intermediate stage, Microsoft says that it will "soon" publish Windows 10 as an optional update, not installed by default, but accessible to all users.
    "

    http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive...rade-to-be-rolled-out-automatically-next-year
     
    P4-630, Oct 27, 2019
    #5
  6. Lock screen not working properly on Windows 10 computer.

    Hi Oshith,



    I realize the inconvenience you are experiencing with Windows 10. I will certainly help you.



    This issue might occur if there is change in lock screen settings.

    To assist you better, please provided us the information below:

    • When you say that "It is not flapped over to password when clicking", you tried to check the issue by clicking through external mouse?
    • Have you made any changes to the computer prior to the issue?

    I suggest you to follow the steps below to change the picture of the lock screen and also try to update Display Adapter driver.

    Step 1: I suggest you to follow the steps below to set the lock screen pictures.

    1. Right click on Desktop screen.

    2. Then click on Personalize.

    3. Click on Lock Screen.

    4. Try to select the lock screen picture.

    Step 2: I recommend you to update the latest driver for display adapter in Device Manager.

    1. Press Windows Key + R Key.

    2. Then type “devmgmt.msc” without the quotes and hit on
    Enter Key.

    3. Expand Display Adapter.

    4. Right click on the driver and click on Update driver software.





    Please get back to us with an update on issue with lock screen, we will be happy to help.



    Thank you.
     
    Nyima Yonten, Oct 27, 2019
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