How To Lock Windows 8 Screen

Here is a quick tutorial on How to Lock Windows 8 Screen. Well, you must be thinking that locking Windows 8 is so very easy and quick, must be the way we have been doing in other OS. But, let me tell you, it not. Yup…locking Windows 8 requires a little learning as it is very much different from how we have been locking other OS including Windows 7, Windows 8, and others.

By locking your PC, I mean you are locking the screen so that no one can access you PC while you away from your desk. The system remains signed-in and displays a lock screen. However, to open the lock screen, you have to enter your confidential password.

Locking Windows 8 screen remains the programs running normally and it doesn’t enter a different power state. After a quick R&D, I found three different methods of locking Windows 8 screen.

How To Lock Windows 8 Screen:

1st Method:

    • Type WinKey + L  to lock your PC

2nd Method

    • Type CTRL + ALT + DEL  and select lock menu from the option.

3rd Method:

    • Open the Start screen, click  user-tile given at the top right-side, and select “Lock” from the menu that appears.

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Yup…you have successfully locked your Windows 8 screen. Isn’t that so easy, however needs a little guidance.

Also, check out our post on How To Sign-out from Windows 8 Account.

I found the last method most beneficial and quick. You go ahead, try out the methods and leave us in comments as to which one did you like the most…!

One Response to “How To Lock Windows 8 Screen”

  1. February 11, 2013 at 3:37 pm #

    win + L is neat – cheers for that!

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