Shortcut to Quickly Lock Windows 7 Computer

It’s always advisable to secure your PC if it has some important data or anything which you don’t want to disclose to others. So, locking your computer with a strong password is best and you shouldn’t forget to lock your PC, even when leaving for a short while.

Windows 7 provides a quick option to instantly ‘Lock the computer’ with just a simple shortcut key. You first need to Set a Password for your Windows user account in order to use the password locking functionality. To Lock Windows 7 desktop, just Press the Win+L keyboard shortcut. Now you will be asked to enter the password to login.

Other method

Lock Win 7 PC

We’ve tried this on Windows 7 only. Check the tip via HowToGeek to “Create an easy Shortcut for Locking your Computer Screen in Windows 7, Vista, and Win XP.”

Hope you found this tip useful. 🙂


Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor-in-chief of WebTrickz. As a Technology enthusiast and an Internet addict, he loves sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter.

4 Responses

  1. Stuart says:

    We’ve had the ability to do this since at least Windows XP. Try it, it works 🙂

  2. Kader says:

    Useful steps for users of Windows 7, but I still use Windows XP.

  3. Roger says:

    Nice, basic, tip that ignores the users, albeit a small minority, who use key boards that don’t have the Windows key. I refer to the best keyboards ever made…the magnificent IBM type M and it’s clones.

    I guess MAC users running parrallels would suffer the same fate, too.

    My remedy was to remap the “scroll lock” key.

  4. tel224 says:

    I needed to lock my pc in a hurry. Gizmo’s site is always helpful. Thanks so much for sharing this info.

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