Locking And Protecting The Desktop Without Any Software

This can be done in Windows XP and Windows 7

We all want privacy and we are the ones who are mutually responsible for disturbing everybody else’s privacy! It’s true, we all (at least most of us) are curious to take a sneak peek of what exists and whats going on a computer of the person who isn’t on his desk. This is the time when the victim can defend his privacy by locking his desktop.

Windows has a great inbuilt feature to lock and password protect the desktop without any extra effort. Just press the Windows Key + L and your desktop will be locked. To unlock the desktop, you will have to simply enter your windows user account password. This hot key works for Windows XP and Windows 7.

Or you can even create a shortcut to lock your desktop:

  • Right click on desktop > New > Shortcut > Type rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation > Next > Type the name of the shortcut, any name you want it to be> Finish

If you don’t have any password set for windows login, simply follow the illustrations below (for windows XP):

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    Windows 7 users can change or add password with the help of this Link.

    If you are a single user, you can avoid the annoyance of entering password every time your log into windows:

    Now you should be able to lock – password protect the desktop, and automatically log into your Windows desk!