Secure Your Windows 8 Desktop with Password Protected Screensaver- Tutorial 2

Windows 8 SCREENSAVER PROTECTEDWindows 8 has turned out to be the most happening story with the start of year 2012. With the release of consumer view, Microsoft’s clients have found themselves in a jeopardy whether to switch from windows 7, which itself is a remarkable hit, to this new operating system.

The new features of windows 8 are utterly in contrast with the traditional windows user friendly approach. It will be wrong to charge Microsoft accusing windows 8 as a difficult one, but yes, it is different for sure.

In tutorial 1, we discussed about how can you customize your desktop, now lets see how to protect your desktop with a password protected screen saver. PPSS(password protected screensaver) is not a new term for the windows users, but the picture standby screensaver is something more like your smart phone’s protected screen. It is obvious when something new lands in the market, people find it difficult to start with. Here are 6 simple steps to set a PPSS.

Step 1

First thing you need to do is to open metro UI and type gpedit.msc, you will see few results appearing on your screen. Select on the icon with a label exact to the label mentioned above.



Step 2

Step 1 will open a new window, which will look like the image shown below. Search for the file labeled as “password protects the screen saver”. Follow the path written below to get the file.

User Configuration >> Administrative templates >> Control Panel >> Personalization

local group personalization in windows 8

Step 3

This is the point where all the personalization has been done. Ok, so now, double-click on the file and enter the personalization field. A new window will appear on your screen.

Step 4

enable, disable

The new screen appeared will have two options available at left top, labeled as “enabled” and “disabled”. Select enabled ad click ok.

Step 5

This was all you needed; now when you will go to your windows screensaver settings, you will see that the automatic access to the desktop will no more be operational. In fact you will then have to log in to continue with your desktop.

no screen saver

This ensures that no other user, in your absence can access your machine. I am sure, there is no need explain how you can undo or disable this feature by simply following the same procedures and selecting disabled option.

This was all for now, soon other happening window 8 features, that might create a problem for you guys at beginner level, will be shared.

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