How to lock the Screen in windows 7

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  1. To immediately lock your computer,

    simultaneously press the -> Windows logo key and the -> L key (the letter L).
  2. Press Ctrl-Alt-Del, and then click Lock this computer or Lock Computer.
  3. To create a desktop shortcut that will lock your computer when you double-click it:

    Right-click the desktop, select New, and then Shortcut. This will open the Create Shortcut Wizard.

    For the location of the item, type:
    %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation
    Click Next.

    Type an appropriate name for this shortcut, and then click Finish.
  4. Locking your computer through the screen saver
    To set up your screen saver to automatically lock your computer:

    In Windows 7 and Vista, right-click the desktop, and then select Personalize. In earlier versions, right-click the desktop, and then select Properties.

    In Windows Vista, the Personalization window will be open. Select Screen Saver.
    In Windows XP, the Display Properties window will be open. Select the Screen Saver tab.

    From the drop-down list, select a screen saver file.

    In the "Wait:" field, set the amount of time you want the screen saver to wait for activity before starting.

    Depending on your version of Windows, check the appropriate box:

    On resume, display logon screen
    On resume, password protect
    Password protected
    Click OK. From now on, when the screen saver comes on, your workstation will be locked.
  5. Unlocking your computer
    Regardless of how you lock your computer, to unlock it, press Ctrl-Alt-Del. A window will appear where you can enter the password for the username under which you're logged in.
  6. Greetings to all...Hope this post finds everyone well this Sunday afternoon. I really some assistance. But, my first ? is, "How do (can) I pause or lock the BSOD screen B4 the cryptic MS error codes are whisked away to the Crash Dump?" It only gives me like 4 seconds to try and copy down 5-6 codes to share with you folks here; so first things-first.
    Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to read and ponder my problem.

    Best regards.
  7. try the pause button on the keyboard
  8. nikorr said:
    To create a desktop shortcut that will lock your computer when you double-click it:

    Right-click the desktop, select New, and then Shortcut. This will open the Create Shortcut Wizard.

    For the location of the item, type:
    %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation
    Click Next.

    Type an appropriate name for this shortcut, and then click Finish.
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