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Turn off Ctrl-Alt-Del in Windows 8

This is a very quick one.  I saw the videos and saw that Ctrl-Alt-Del was turned off in Windows 8.  While this can be done by setting the local security policy, it can also be done via command prompt.  This is no different to other versions of Windows.

If you search for cmd and then right click it to select Run as Administrator

admin cmd

Then once cmd is running, use this command (it is all one line) to turn off C-A-D as a requirement:

REG ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableCAD /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

To turn it back on, use this command:

REG ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableCAD /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

 

That is it.

 

ttfn

 

David


Posted Sat, Mar 3 2012 5:56 PM by David Overton

Comments

Erin wrote re: Turn off Ctrl-Alt-Del in Windows 8
on Sun, Oct 27 2013 4:30 PM

I have Windows 8, and have been at this on multiple websites (including Microsoft and Windows owned ones) for half an hour now. Your advice is the only thing that worked! Thanks so much  

:)

Matt wrote re: Turn off Ctrl-Alt-Del in Windows 8
on Sun, Dec 8 2013 2:30 AM

Saved me some time too!! Great simple article!! Cheers Mate!

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