Lock Vista from Shortcut Icon


Locking Windows Vista is a good way to secure your PC when you leave your computer for a while (especially in an office environment). Normally you can lock Vista by clicking on the padlock icon on the start menu or by pressing WINDOWS KEY + L. However, you can easily add an icon to the desktop to perform this same task.​

First, right click on the desktop and select New then Shortcut:

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Now, enter "rundll32.exe user32.dll, LockWorkStation" into the text box then click Next:

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You can then enter a title for the icon and click Finish:

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Your icon will now be placed on the desktop, and double clicking it will lock your PC:

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Dylan Austin


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