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Mike J.S. 09-07-2007 04:31 PM

Locking a computer without logging off...
 
Hi,

A friend of mine has WinXP and is able to "lock" his computer without
logging off. In fact, the welcome screen that asks you for your user
password is different on his machine (it's a small square at the center of
the screen, instead of the full page we get by default). I have the same
thing on my computer at work, which is also WinXP.

He said he once had it like I do, but then installed Autopatcher and it
produced this change. Whatever it is that Autopatcher installed or turned
on, it was from a Microsoft update or patch of somekind.

Could someone tell me how I can do the same on my WinXP x64? What patch or
switch do I need to look into?



Shenan Stanley 09-07-2007 04:51 PM

Re: Locking a computer without logging off...
 
Mike J.S. wrote:
> A friend of mine has WinXP and is able to "lock" his computer
> without logging off. In fact, the welcome screen that asks you for
> your user password is different on his machine (it's a small square
> at the center of the screen, instead of the full page we get by
> default). I have the same thing on my computer at work, which is
> also WinXP.
> He said he once had it like I do, but then installed Autopatcher
> and it produced this change. Whatever it is that Autopatcher
> installed or turned on, it was from a Microsoft update or patch of
> somekind.
> Could someone tell me how I can do the same on my WinXP x64? What
> patch or switch do I need to look into?


Classic Logon and Screensaver Password.

Google for those things - with "Windows XP" in the search phrase as well.

--
Shenan Stanley
MS-MVP
--
How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html



Mike J.S. 09-07-2007 05:28 PM

Re: Locking a computer without logging off...
 
Woohoo! That did it. Thanks. ;-)

"Shenan Stanley" <newshelper@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:usEjW9W8HHA.4584@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> Mike J.S. wrote:
>> A friend of mine has WinXP and is able to "lock" his computer
>> without logging off. In fact, the welcome screen that asks you for
>> your user password is different on his machine (it's a small square
>> at the center of the screen, instead of the full page we get by
>> default). I have the same thing on my computer at work, which is
>> also WinXP.
>> He said he once had it like I do, but then installed Autopatcher
>> and it produced this change. Whatever it is that Autopatcher
>> installed or turned on, it was from a Microsoft update or patch of
>> somekind.
>> Could someone tell me how I can do the same on my WinXP x64? What
>> patch or switch do I need to look into?

>
> Classic Logon and Screensaver Password.
>
> Google for those things - with "Windows XP" in the search phrase as well.




Mike J.S. 09-07-2007 05:29 PM

Re: Locking a computer without logging off...
 
Incidentally, it would be nice if we could lock our computers without
logging off WITHOUT having to resort to returning to the classic logon.

Anyone know if Vista allows this?



John Barnes 09-07-2007 06:03 PM

Re: Locking a computer without logging off...
 
Vista has a lock this computer icon on the start key.

"Mike J.S." <no@spam.com> wrote in message
news:O0J2WSX8HHA.2476@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> Incidentally, it would be nice if we could lock our computers without
> logging off WITHOUT having to resort to returning to the classic logon.
>
> Anyone know if Vista allows this?
>



Nightowl 09-08-2007 12:53 AM

Re: Locking a computer without logging off...
 
Mike J.S. <no@spam.com> wrote on Fri, 7 Sep 2007:

>Incidentally, it would be nice if we could lock our computers without
>logging off WITHOUT having to resort to returning to the classic logon.


We can. Just press the Windows key +L. There's no need to change to
classic logon from the welcome screen unless you want to.

--
Nightowl

Shenan Stanley 09-08-2007 01:17 AM

Re: Locking a computer without logging off...
 
Mike J.S. wrote:
> A friend of mine has WinXP and is able to "lock" his computer
> without logging off. In fact, the welcome screen that asks you for
> your user password is different on his machine (it's a small square
> at the center of the screen, instead of the full page we get by
> default). I have the same thing on my computer at work, which is
> also WinXP.
> He said he once had it like I do, but then installed Autopatcher
> and it produced this change. Whatever it is that Autopatcher
> installed or turned on, it was from a Microsoft update or patch of
> somekind.
> Could someone tell me how I can do the same on my WinXP x64? What
> patch or switch do I need to look into?


Shenan Stanley wrote:
> Classic Logon and Screensaver Password.
>
> Google for those things - with "Windows XP" in the search phrase as
> well.


Mike J.S. wrote:
> Woohoo! That did it. Thanks. ;-)


Mike J.S. wrote:
> Incidentally, it would be nice if we could lock our computers
> without logging off WITHOUT having to resort to returning to the
> classic logon.


You can...
You had mentioned the username/password entry screen originally...

To lock Windows - if you have a Windows Keyboard, "Windows Logo Key + L"...

--
Shenan Stanley
MS-MVP
--
How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html



Homer J. Simpson 09-14-2007 07:04 PM

Re: Locking a computer without logging off...
 
> To lock Windows - if you have a Windows Keyboard, "Windows Logo Key +
> L"...


Which is just about any keyboard.

Except for IBM laptops. They still haven't seen the light, but to be fair,
I'm giving them time to adapt. It's only been 10-12 years.




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