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How to lock XP so no one else can log in?

I had XP Pro at a job, and I could temporarily lock my computer so that only myself or an administrator could log in to unlock it. With my own installment of XP Pro, I don't seem to have that option. If I hit ctrl-alt-del, I get task manager, with other options, but I can't lock the workstation. I can only logout, which still allows another user to click on his login name and log in.  What if I want no one else to be able to log in without my own or an administrator's password?

That computer at work was configured so that I typed my user name upon login. Maybe that is related to the difference. Stupid Wndows "features".
Missus Miss_Sellaneus
Missus Miss_Sellaneus
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Hi Miss_Sellaneus,

Do you have a password set now? If you do, try holding down the Windows key on your keyboard and press L.
You probably need to switch off "Use the Welcome Screen" in:

Control Panel, User Accounts, Change the Way users log on or off.

I'd also switch off Fast User switching too!

Your Ctrl-Alt-Delete will then work as before.

As above, this will also allow you to type your user name in rather than select it from a list at login.
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First thing I would suggest is to tturn off Fast User switching for it to work properly.  When on a domain network, that is automatically turned off.

Also, try using the Windows key + L key combination.
If you want to be able to lock the workstation you need to turn off the "Fast User Switching" option (Control Panel -> User Accounts -> Change the way users ... ->uncheck "Use Fast User Switching").

A Microsoft article about this: How to Quickly Lock Your Computer and Use Other Windows Logo Shortcut Keys
after the above settings you can use Windows logo key+L to lock the workstation

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