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If you don’t have a keyboard with a Window key or simply don’t like the keyboard method, then here’s how you can make a desktop shortcut to lock your computer. Bellow are the instructions used to lock down your computer using a shortcut.

Step 1 – Right click an empty area of your desktop, choose New/Shortcut.
System Lock 1

Step 2 – Copy-and-Paste the command line: rundll32.exe user32.dll, LockWorkStation as shown below and press the Next button.
System Lock 2

Step 3 – Insert the shortcut name or label <Lock Computer> as shown below. Press the <Finish> button. That’s it.
System Lock 3

Step 4 – You should now is an Icon on your desktop labeled <Lock Computer>. Double-click this Icon to LOCK your computer. You will see a pop-up window displaying the Unlock Computer Password Box.
System Lock 4

You can also lock a PC via a bat file:

This is similar to a Windows shortcut method. But it’s a DOS version. If you’ve never created a bat (batch) file, but would like to try this method, simply open a new text file (such as with Notepad) and type the following commands:

@echo off
rundll32.exe user32.dll, LockWorkStation
cls

Save the file with a .bat extension, such as Lock.bat, and you’re done. Double click to make the file run.

Published: 10 Aug 2008  by Cristina Mailat, in: Protection, Tutorials Tags: , , RSS feed for comments on this post.

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