Windows 10: Wants to lock my stolen laptop.

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  1. yasmeen.J Win User

    Wants to lock my stolen laptop.


    My laptop has been stolen. I am trying to lock it but it ahow the that microsoft will let you know when they lock it. Its being two days its still not locked. And they show no location on map bcz its disabled. Wht should i do now???

    :)
     
    yasmeen.J, Mar 21, 2020
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  2. CDesign Win User

    stolen windows 10 laptop.

    My Acer Aspire laptop running Windows 10 64 bit was stolen Saturday morning.

    Device has not been turned on, or connected since it was stolen. I went to Microsoft support site and it showed the last location that my laptop was used at. I clicked on Lock button. Microsoft said they can't locate my device, but will send me an email
    when my laptop has been detected. Will Microsoft automatically Lock my laptop when it has been activated, and connected to internet, or will i have to go back to the support site and click on lock button again? What exactly happens when Microsoft locks a stolen
    device, does it make it difficult for thieves to access my laptop. Does Microsoft have the capability to remote wipe the hard-drive of my laptop, using port to port process? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, especially advice on any options for
    wiping the hard-drive of my laptop using port to port, or software. I have no tracking software

    installed on laptop.

    Many thanks for your suggestions,

    Christoph

    i
     
    CDesign, Mar 21, 2020
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  3. linda--me Win User
    Laptop was stolen

    Hi, everyone. My laptop was stolen, is it any ideas to lock my laptop?
     
    linda--me, Mar 21, 2020
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  4. DaveM121 Win User

    Wants to lock my stolen laptop.

    Stolen laptop

    Hi MilaW24

    I am sorry this has happened to you, changing you password was the correct thing to do and will not affect your ability to lock your laptop remotely . . .

    However, in order for you to lock your laptop remotely, it must be online and still using your Microsoft Account

    The sad truth is laptops are stolen in order to re-sell them for cash . . .

    When a laptop is stolen it is most likely wiped within an hour of being stolen, so if the thief is caught with the laptop, it cannot be traced and proven it is actually stolen

    While this is no consolation to you, it does mean that statistically you do not need to worry about anyone accessing your data, it will have long since been deleted by the thief

    You can continue to try locking that laptop, should it appear online on the 'Find My PC' web page',it is however, unlikely that will happen . . .
     
    DaveM121, Mar 21, 2020
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