Enable CTRL+ALT+DELETE Sign-in in Windows 10

Mostly used by companies, Control Alt Delete is way to make sure the user is entering the commands and the workstation is secure. However some consumers want this on their computer as well. It’s not hard to enable.

Please do know, that without a keyboard, unlocking your system can be a pain.

Enabling CTRL+ALT+DELETE Sign-in

1. On your keyboard press the Windows + R key at the same time, or right click the Windows icon, or on a touchscreen device hold the Windows icon for a couple of seconds, a menu will appear, choose Run as displayed below.

Windows 10: Run
Windows 10: Run

2. A Window will appear “Run“, then in the input box type “netplwiz” and hit enter or click on OK. (without the quotes)

Run: Netplwiz
Run: Netplwiz

3. Click on the Advanced tab, then under Secure Sign-in, check the box “Require users to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete”

4. Click on OK to save the changes, the next time you Sign-in you will see a notice saying you need to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to sign-in to your system.

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Yuri specializes in troubleshooting (crash analysis and devices), system resource utilisation and system performance. He is also very interested in Customer Security. Yuri can be found as Windows Community Moderator and Wiki Author on Microsoft Answers and is active on different communities all across the web.

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