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How to lock your Windows machine

Locking your Windows computer is an extremely pertinent action to take when leaving your computer alone, be it a desktop or laptop. This prevents others from gaining access to your computer, and, more importantly, your account as well as any files you're working on. 



Option One: Windows Key + L

Using your keyboard, press and hold the Windows key located on the lower left of your keyboard, and press the L key. This will immediately lock your screen. Upon returning to you computer, you will need type in your password to unlock. 


Option Two:  Bluetooth Device Lock

Smartphones can be paired to your computer via Bluetooth and used as a device to unlock your computer when in proximity.

The following links will show how to pair your device and set up proximity locking:

Set up Bluetooth

Set up Proximity Lock


As always, if you have any questions or need assistance, feel free to contact the Service Desk at x4040 or drop by the desk located in Cofrin 119.

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