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How to Add or Remove Lock in Account Picture Menu in Windows 10

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Locking your PC protects it from unauthorized use when you need to step away from the PC, and don't want to sign out or shut down. When you lock the computer, you will be taken to the lock screen by default to dismiss (unlock) and sign in when ready to continue where you left off. Other users can still sign in to their accounts from the sign-in screen.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove Lock from the account picture menu on the Start menu for all users in Windows 10.

Note   Note
You must be signed in to Windows as an administrator to be able to add or remove Lock in the account picture menu.

This will not affect users from being able to use other methods to lock the computer.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Add or Remove Lock in Account Picture Menu using Power Options
  • Option Two: To Add or Remove Lock in Account Picture Menu using a REG file


EXAMPLE: Lock in account picture menu on Start menu
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Add or Remove Lock in Account Picture Menu in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Add or Remove Lock in Account Picture Menu in Windows 10
To Add or Remove Lock in Account Picture Menu using Power Options

1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Power Options icon.

2. Click/tap on the Choose what the power buttons do link on the left side. (see screenshot below)

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3. Click/tap on the Change settings that are currently unavailable link at the top. (see screenshot below)

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4. If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes.

5. Do step 6 (on) or step 7 (off) below for what you would like to do.


 6. To Add Lock in Account Picture Menu

A) Check the Lock box under Shutdown settings, and click/tap on Save changes. (see screenshot below step 7)

NOTE: This is the default setting.


 7. To Remove Lock in Account Picture Menu

A) Uncheck the Lock box under Shutdown settings, and click/tap on Save changes. (see screenshot below)

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Add or Remove Lock in Account Picture Menu in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Add or Remove Lock in Account Picture Menu in Windows 10
To Add or Remove Lock in Account Picture Menu using a REG file

Note   Note
The .reg files below will modify the DWORD in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FlyoutMenuSettings

ShowLockOption DWORD

0 = Remove
1 = Add


1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Add Lock in Account Picture Menu

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Add_Lock_in_account_picture_menu.reg

download

 3. To Remove Lock in Account Picture Menu

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Remove_Lock_in_account_picture_menu.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. If you like, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



That's it,
Shawn