What is the Windows Security Button and How to Use it

This feature will make logging to Windows in more secure

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Key notes

  • On tablets, you can enable this feature from the Settings app.
  • For desktop computers, you need to modify the Group Policy to enable it.
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Many users reported a strange Windows security button and they are wondering what it is. In this guide, we’ll try to explain to you what it does and how to use it.

What is the Windows Security key button?

For devices like tablets, the Windows Security button is a physical button available on the tablet. When pressed, it starts a secure attention sequence, the same as when you press Ctrl+Alt+Delete.

For Windows desktops and laptops, this is a secure sign-in setting that needs to be activated.

How can I enable Windows Security on a PC?

1. Tablet computers

  1. Tap on Start to get Settings, then Control Panel.
  2. Go to Mobile PC, followed by Tablet PC Settings.
  3. On the Tablet PC Settings page, tap on Buttons, then Button Settings For.
  4. Now look for the Screen orientation of your button.
  5. Go to the Tablet button list, tap Windows Security, then Change.
  6. From the Press options, choose Log On option to set the action for the button.
  7. Tap OK when prompted and close the settings windows. You can now press the button to get the login screen.

2. Desktops & laptops

2.1 Using Group Policy Editor

  1. Press Windows + R to get the Run console.
  2. Type gpedit.msc and then hit Enter to open Group Policy Editor.
  3. Navigate the following path: Local Computer Policy/Computer Configuration/Windows Settings/Security Settings/Local Policies/Security Options
  4. On the right side pane, look for Interactive logon: Do not require CTRL + ALT+ DEL.
  5. Double-click it, and you will get the Enabled and Disabled options on the next screen. Windows security button
  6. Put a checkmark on the radio button beside the Disabled option to enable a secure login.

2.2 Using User Accounts settings

  1. Press Windows + R to get the Run console.
  2. Type netplwiz and hit Enter.Windows security button
  3. On the User Accounts page, click on the Advanced tab.Windows Security button enable
  4. Under Secure sign-in, put a checkmark beside Require users to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete.

How do I use the Windows Security button to log in?

  1. Press the Security button if available, or press the Ctrl + Alt + Delete option to bring up the login screen.
  2. Enter your credentials to log in to your computer.

Where is my Windows Security button?

Well, the position or availability of the Security button depends on the device manufacturers. For most Windows tablet computers, there is a physical button.

But if you can’t find a security button on your computer, you can enable the Ctrl+Alt+Delete function using the methods from above.

So, this is how you can use the security button on Windows to secure your device and also for easy and fast login.

To make your PC even more secure, you can create a USB security key. If you already have one and you’re not pleased with it, you can easily disable the insert your security key into the USB port message.

Are you stuck somewhere while following the process? Please mention your queries in the comments section, and we will try to help you with that.