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  1. Nisko Win User

    Remotely Lock Windows 10 Device with Find My Device


    How to: Remotely Lock Windows 10 Device with Find My Device

    How to Remotely Lock Windows 10 Device with Find My Device

    If your desktop, laptop, tablet, or Surface is lost or stolen, use the Find my device feature to locate and lock it remotely.

    Find my device uses your devices location data to help you find your device if you lose it. Find my device allows an administrator of a Windows portable device, such as a laptop or tablet, to identify the location of that device from account.microsoft.com/devices. To use this feature, the administrator needs to turn on the location setting for the device and sign in to Windows through a Microsoft account. This feature will work for the administrator even if other users have denied access to location for all their apps. When the administrator tries to locate the device, users will see a notification in the notification area on the taskbar.

    If you locate your device and want to prevent anyone from using it or seeing your files, you can lock it remotely.

    When you remotely lock your Windows 10 Device, it will sign out any active users and disable local users. Administrators with permissions will still have access to sign in to and unlock the device, but unauthorized access will be blocked. Your device will be locked and location tracking services will be enabled. The lock screen will show a message you created. You will get emails for device update sent to your Microsoft account email address.

    Requirements to remotely lock a Windows 10 device:
    • You must be running Windows 10 and be signed in to the lost device through a administrator. If you're using a work or school account, Find my device won't work.
    • To send its location, your device must be connected to the Internet, have enough battery power, and use GPS.
    This tutorial will show you how to remotely lock your Windows 10 computer online using the Find my device Microsoft service.


    EXAMPLE: Remotely locked Windows 10 device

    Remotely Lock Windows 10 Device with Find My Device [​IMG]

    Remotely Lock Windows 10 Device with Find My Device [​IMG]




    Here's How:

    1. Go to the account.microsoft.com/devices website at Microsoft, and sign in with your Microsoft account that you also use to sign in to the Windows 10 device you want to remotely lock.

    2. Click/tap on the Show details or Manage link of the Windows 10 device you want to remotely lock. (see screenshots below)

    Remotely Lock Windows 10 Device with Find My Device [​IMG]

    Remotely Lock Windows 10 Device with Find My Device [​IMG]

    3. Click/tap on the Find my device link for the device. (see screenshot below)

    *note If Find my device is currently turned off for this device, this will turn it on for the device if online.

    Remotely Lock Windows 10 Device with Find My Device [​IMG]

    5. If location for this device is currently turned off, then click/tap on the Enable location link to turn on location for this device if online. (see screenshot below)

    Remotely Lock Windows 10 Device with Find My Device [​IMG]

    6. If your device is located on the map, click/tap on the Lock button. (see screenshot below)

    Remotely Lock Windows 10 Device with Find My Device [​IMG]

    7. Click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

    Remotely Lock Windows 10 Device with Find My Device [​IMG]

    8. Type a message you want to show on the lock screen of the device you want to remotely lock, and click/tap on Lock. (see screenshot below)

    Remotely Lock Windows 10 Device with Find My Device [​IMG]

    9. When your device has been remotely locked, click/tap on OK. (see screenshots below)

    *note Anyone who finds your locked device can't sign in unless they're an administrator for a Microsoft account already on the device.

    *Warning If needed, you can click/tap on Reset password before clicking on OK and follow the instructions to reset your password for added security.

    Remotely Lock Windows 10 Device with Find My Device [​IMG]

    Remotely Lock Windows 10 Device with Find My Device [​IMG]

    10. You will receive an email from Microsoft, and the map in the Microsoft Dashboard will indicate that your Windows 10 device has been locked. (see screenshots below)

    Remotely Lock Windows 10 Device with Find My Device [​IMG]

    Remotely Lock Windows 10 Device with Find My Device [​IMG]


    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Nisko, Nov 3, 2017
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  3. E63 - Memory Corrupted - Due to Device Lock / Remote Lock

    follow up to my previous post:

    yesterday i encountered my first experience with memory corrupted problem.

    as flae63's suggestion, i disabled the lock device and remote lock functionality, change the password to the original of 123456, remove the memory card, then restore it.



    today i got the same problem: memory corrupted.

    the lock device and remote lock have been disabled. so there must be something else causing this problem.

    any response from nokia regarding this problem?
     
    doremifasol---01, Oct 27, 2019
    #3
  4. btarunr Win User

    Remotely Lock Windows 10 Device with Find My Device

    Lenovo Ready to Launch Windows 10 Devices

    Lenovo today announced it will begin shipping a wide selection of products loaded with Windows 10 starting July 29. Lenovo has an extensive list of products eligible for this upgrade including popular models like the YOGA 3 Pro and YOGA 500. Lenovo customers can check here for their product's eligibility.

    Lenovo has worked with Microsoft Corp. to make the process of upgrading simple, for people with qualified Lenovo PC running Windows 7 SP1 or 8.1 to upgrade to Windows 10. Starting on July 29, the updates will roll out. If a user has reserved a copy of Windows 10, he/she will be notified once the compatibility process confirms that the user will have a great experience, and Windows 10 has been downloaded on their system.


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    Lenovo Apps Enhance Windows 10 Experience
    To give users consistent experiences across devices and operating systems, the preloads include a suite of Lenovo-written applications. The new Lenovo Companion 3.0 optimization tool keeps devices running at peak performance and can be used at any time to run a full-scale checkup and report back with specific actions to free up space and speed up the device. As a "smart" device control hub, the new Lenovo Settings lets users easily adapt and modify the way their device behaves. For example, when in tablet mode, the product will customize its display and other settings based on its orientation versus in traditional laptop mode. Alternatively, the device's usage will also alter its settings, for example when watching a movie versus reading an e-book. With SHAREit, customers can quickly transfer files between devices. For tablet users WRITEit takes the pen to a new level of functionality allowing users to write in any input field with their pen and the handwriting is converted to text.

    As announced at Tech World in May, Lenovo and Microsoft have worked to integrate Cortana and REACHit, Lenovo's groundbreaking app that allows users who opt-in to search for and manage their content across multiple devices and cloud storage platforms. With REACHit, Cortana becomes even smarter and more personal, enabling users to find their content such as emails, photos and videos in ways they never thought possible. Cortana and REACHit gives users a seamless, intuitive way to search through natural language and contextual understanding.

    "With Windows 10, computing gets more personal, productive and connected," said Tom Shell, senior vice president, PC Business Group, Lenovo. "Across our entire PC product line, from the office to the home, we've optimized our Lenovo devices to give customers a great computing experience while giving them enhanced search tools like Cortana with REACHit."
     
    btarunr, Oct 27, 2019
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  5. Remote lock

    Hi,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    I understand the inconvenience you are facing in signing in to your device with the PIN authentication.

    Provide us additional information to assist you better with this issue:

    1. What happens when you try to sign with the PIN?
    2. Do you have an option to sign in with the password?
    3. May I know what you exactly mean by “Locked laptop remotely with my account”?

    As you have mentioned you got it back and you are not able to get into it, I would suggest you to refer the article on
    Find and lock a lost Windows device,
    please check the section "Lock your Windows device remotely after locating it:" and check if it is helpful to you.

    If you are facing an issue with signing into your system using the PIN that you assigned, please refer the article
    PIN sign-in issues
    for more information.

    However, if this doesn't resolve your issue and you are facing an issue with logging into your system, please reply to this thread with more information, we will look into this for you.

    Regards,

    Muralidhar

    Microsoft Community Moderator
     
    Muralidhar_G, Oct 27, 2019
    #5
  6. Find and lock device

    We don't work for Microsoft.

    We are mainly volunteers here.

    Due to privacy restrictions we have no access to your private details to be able to assist you here.

    See if this assists you.

    Sign in to your Microsoft account

    Find My Phone or Device

    Lost your phone or think someone stole it? Left your device somewhere? See your phone or device on a map, or ring, lock and erase your phone.


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    Find and lock a lost Windows device


    If your desktop, laptop, tablet, or Surface is lost or stolen, use Find my device to locate and lock it remotely.

    To find the lost device, it must be running Windows 10 and be signed in to your Microsoft account. You can also use Find my phone to find, locate, lock, and even erase your Windows Phone.

    Notes

    • You must be signed in to the lost device with a Microsoft account for which you're the administrator. If you're using a work or school account, Find my device won't work.
    • To send its location, your device must be connected to the Internet, have enough battery power, and use GPS.

    Cheers.
     
    Bill Smithers, Oct 27, 2019
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