Configure a Lock Screen on Windows Devices 

  • Open the Start Menu
  • Select the Control Panel
  • Go to "Appearance and Personalization" 
  • Search for "Screen Saver" and click "Change screen saver."
  • First, select any screen saver other than "(None)."
  • Next, there's an option to wait for a configured set of minutes for the screen saver. Set that to the desired number of minutes (the upper bound is 60 minutes), and check the "On resume, display log-on screen."

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Ensure that on Windows, we have our PIN or Password option enabled and set with the proper sign-in options


Enable Password Protection

  • Open the Start Menu
  • Select the Control Panel
  • Go to Accounts
  •  Search for Sign-in options and find Manage how you sign in to your device
  • You can use various sign-in options, but the default (recommended) will be a login PIN. 

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Sign-in Options

  •  Open the Start Menu
  • Select the Control Panel
  • Go to Accounts
  • Search for Sign-in options and find Require sign-in
  • Select the "When PC wakes up from sleep" within the drop-down




  • Lastly, for our device, we will verify that the power option is set to "Require a password on wakeup" (This setting applies usually to devices like laptops):


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Power Options: Adusually applies

  • Open the Start Menu
  • Select the Control Panel 
  • Go to Hardware and Sound and find Power Options
  • Under Power, Options select your Power Plan and Change plan settings
  • Ensure that the items in the image above are configured to Yes