How to Lock Your Desktop in Windows XP

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If your Windows XP computer is easily accessible by others and you do not want it accessed, you can lock it so that it is password-protected. No one else will have access to it until you give her the required information.

Create a Password

  • Click "Start" and "Control Panel."

  • Double-click "User Accounts."

  • Click your user account and click "Create a password."

  • Enter a password.

Lock the Desktop

Tips & Warnings

  • You can also lock your computer by pressing the "Windows" key and the "L" key on your keyboard.
  • Do not forget your password! You will not be able to log back into your machine if so.

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