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Enable Ctrl+Alt+Delete To Sign In To Windows 10

One of the good things about the Windows 10 operating system, Is the array of options It provides to secure the login process, such as entering a PIN, (obviously) a password or via Windows Hello biometric authentication. It's of the utmost Importance to keep the login as secure as possible, hence In this tutorial, I will show you how to enable Ctrl+Alt+Delete every time you wish to sign In to your computer.

So what exactly does Ctrl+Alt+Delete do? Well, I'm glad you've asked! Put simply, In order to access the Sign In screen, you must press the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys simultaneously on your keyboard, and only then can you sign In to the Windows environment.

Although this does not prevent anyone with physical access to your PC from logging In If you haven't set a password, It does stop automated programs and tools from Intercepting the login. Essentially, the only way to sign In, Is by first pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete. I will demonstrate how to apply this with Incredible ease, so without further ado, let's get this tutorial started.

Step One:

Firstly, open the Run menu, enter netplwiz and hit OK as shown below.

Step Two:

The User Accounts window will now open, so simply click the Advanced tab.

Step Three:

Now hit the Require users to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete checkbox, and click OK to finalize the process. The Ctrl+Alt+Delete option, has now been applied. We'll check It out In the next couple of steps.

Step Four:

I've rebooted my computer and as you can see, Ctrl+Alt+Delete Is required to unlock the screen. I'll do exactly this, by pressing the keys simultaneously on my keyboard.

Last Step:

As expected, I'm at the sign In screen, ready to go Into the Windows environment. Perfect!

Final Thoughts:

It doesn't get much easier than this, does It? If you've already applied a login password or PIN on your PC, then It's very good practice to Implement an added layer of security, by using  Ctrl+Alt+Delete every time you wish to login. If you've changed your mind and want to reverse the process, refer to Step Three above, and uncheck the Require users to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete checkbox. Don't forget to hit OK on exit.


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