If you do not want user on a computer to be able to have the lock option when they enter the Ctrl+Alt + Delete key. You can disable it via a policy in the Group policy editor or via a Registry file. Follow these steps below to Remove Lock option from the ctrl+Alt+Delete screen in windows.
Note : If you are using windows Home, Starter, or premium edition you will not have access to the group policy editor. Instead you should follow the instructions here.
How to Remove Lock option from the ctrl+Alt+Delete screen in windows
- To access the Group policy Editor in windows vista and 7, Click on the start button and type in Group policy. You should then see an option called edit Group policy. In windows 8 or 10 you should type Group policy in the start screen. Then click on the setting category. The option for edit Group policy should now appear.
- Click on the Edit Group policy option and the Group policy editor will open. Under the Local computer Policy, expand the Tree to the following path:
- User configuration\System\Ctrl+Alt+Del Options
- When you see Ctrl+Alt+Del option, left click on it.
- in the Right Hand pane you should now see a variety of settings. Double-Click on the Remove Lock Computer setting and its properties screen will open.
- Select the Enabled radio button and then Click on the Apply button. Finally click on the OK button and close the Group Policy Editor. Windows 8 will no longer show the lock option when that user uses the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keyboard combination. If you want to enable this feature in the future, Just go back to the same setting and change it to not configured.
- If you are using windows Home, Starter edition, or windows prmium, then you will not have access to the Group Policy Editor. Instead you will need to enable the setting through the windows registry. This setting can be enabled by creating the DisableLockWorkstation Reg-Dword value under the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\microsoft \windows\currentVersion\Policies\System Registry key and setting it to 1.