How to Create a Lock Computer Shortcut in Vista
This will show you how to create a shortcut to Lock the computer. You can place this shortcut where you like for easy usage.
When you lock the computer, there is also a Switch User
option in the lock computer Security Screen as well.
EXAMPLE: Default Lock Location in the Start Menu
NOTE: The default Lock keyboard shortcut is Windows Key + L.
Download the "Lock Computer" Shortcut
Click on the download button below to download the Lock.zip
Click on Save
and save it to the Desktop
Right click on the Lock.zip
(On desktop) and click on Open
Click on Allow
in the UAC prompt. 5.
Extract the Lock Computer
shortcut to the desktop. 6.
Put the shortcut where you like for easy use. 7.
When done, you can delete the Lock.zip
Manually Create the "Lock Computer" Shortcut
Right click on a empty area of desktop. 2.
Click on New
Type rundll32.exe user32.dll, LockWorkStation
into the location area. (See screenshot below step 4) 4.
Click on the Next
Type Lock Computer
for the name. (See screenshot below step 6) NOTE: You can name it anything you would like. 6.
Click on the Finish
Right click on the new Lock Computer
shortcut (on desktop) and click on Properties
Click on the Change Icon
button. (See screenshot below) NOTE: For more on how to change a shortcut folder or file icon, see
: How to Change a Shortcut Folder or File Icon in Vista 9.
Click on the Browse
button. (See screenshot below step 12) NOTE: If you have your own icon you would rather use, then just navigate to where you have it saved. Vista needs a 256 bit icon for the best viewing results. 10.
Scroll down and click on the file imageres.dll
and click Open
button. (See screenshot below) 11.
Click on the icon highlighted in blue below. (See screenshot below) 12.
Click on OK
Click on OK
to apply. (See screenshot below step 8) 14.
Move or copy the new Lock Computer
shortcut to wherever you like for easy use.