Protect Your Accounts

It is critically important that you lock, sign out or shut down your device when it is not in use. Failing to do so could expose your accounts to others. This is particularly crucial on public or shared computers such as in classrooms or computer labs.

Windows 10

QUICK TIP: The fastest way to lock your computer is the keyboard shortcut Windows key + L

Alternatively, follow the steps below.

1. Click Start Menu icon in the lower left corner

Screen shot of Start Menu

 

2. Click the user icon (could also be your picture or your initials) at the top of the pop-up menu

Screen shot of Your Name

 

3. Click Lock

Screen shot of Lock link

 

1. Click Start Menu icon in the lower left corner

Screen shot of Start Menu

 

2. Click the user icon (could also be your picture or your initials) at the top of the pop-up menu

Screen shot of Your Name

 

3. Click Sign out

Screen shot of Sign Out link

1. Click Start Menu icon in the lower left corner

Screen shot of Start Menu

 

2. Click the Power icon at the bottom of the pop-up menu
 

Screen shot of Power link

 

3. Click Shut down

Screen shot of Shut down link

Other Systems

Please check the documentation or website of your system's manufacturer.