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    how to lock computer (XP SP1)

    How can I lock my computer using Win XP? In Windows 2000 I press ctrl+alt+delete and I get a dialog box that allow me to lock the computer or log off or shut down or run task manager, etc. In WinXP ctrl+alt+delete just give me task manager. How can I get it to act like Win2K in this regard?
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    Re: how to lock computer (XP SP1)

    I found the answer to my own question on Microsoft's support site.

    To resolve this issue, disable the Welcome screen. To do this, follow these steps:
    In Control Panel, click User Accounts.
    Click Change the way users log on or off.
    Click to clear the Use the welcome screen for fast and easy logon check box.
    Click OK.
    NOTE: The Fast User Switching option is disabled if the Welcome screen is disabled.
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    Re: how to lock computer (XP SP1)

    Bill

    I'm not sure what you found on the Microsoft support site (probably the first of my references!), but here are a coiuple you might look at:

    <!mskb=294317>Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 294317<!/mskb> How to Quickly Lock Your Computer and Use Other Windows Logo Shortcut Keys

    <!mskb=314969>Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 314969<!/mskb> How to Create a Desktop Shortcut that Locks a Windows Workstation (but only if it is a member of a domain network...)

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    Re: how to lock computer (XP SP1)

    You don't have to disable the Welcome Screen. Just press Windows-L and the computer will be locked. Enter the user password to re-activate.

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    Re: how to lock computer (XP SP1)

    Al

    Windows-L just gives me the Fast User Switching screen!

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    Re: how to lock computer (XP SP1)

    Uh Oh, I didn't know THAT! I have Fast User Switching turned off and I don't even remember why! I remember that shortly after I installed XP Pro (2

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