want to press buttons and have my windows7 be password protected

Screen lock.
I do not want to use screensaver because   Screensaver is not working for me.
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Windows key and L together will lock the screen

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Sorry, not sure I understand.  Can you please clarify?

If you want to lock the workstation, Windows key + L will lock it.
Joe RudSystems AdministratorCommented:
If it helps clarify, the "Windows Key" is the key with the Microsoft flag logo - bottom row, 2nd or 3rd key in from the left (depending on the keyboard).

You can also press Ctrl+Alt+Del, then click on "Lock This Computer"
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