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How to Lock Your Windows 10 PC Remotely



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Android and Apple have a long way to track and disable your gadgets. Microsoft has also joined the club by letting you track and lock your Windows PC using the "Find My Device" on Windows 1

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Find My Device uses your device's location data to help you find it when it's lost or stolen. You can use the same service to make sure that the device is locked so that one can use it, and also to display information about how people can return it to you.

The device needs to measure a couple of requirements to use the feature:

  • You must have an account on the device that has administrator privileges and is a Microsoft account.

Assuming your device meets those criteria, take a look at how to use Find My Device.

How to Lock Your Windows 10 PC Remotely

Open a web browser to the Microsoft account page, enter your password, and then click “Sign In.”

 Sign In to your Microsoft Account

From the main page, click on the "Show Details" link located underneath the device you want to lock.

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On the next page, click "Find My Device."

 Click Find My Device

If your device location shows it to be somewhere you don't expect, click “Lock” to start locking your device.

 Click Lock

Locking your device logs out any active users and disables local user accounts. Click "Next."

 Click Next

On the next screen, you can set up a customized message to help people return your device. The message appears on the lock screen of your device when someone turns it on.

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Afterward, if you think your account is compromised, we suggest you change your password to be on the safe side. After you find your device, you can sign in to it using the administrator account for your PC.


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