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I'd like my Raspberry Pi to immediately go to the lock screen upon boot up, similar to Windows. Every tutorial I find is for locking it after awhile though, and I can't find a single one that explains how to lock the computer on boot. How can I lock the computer on bootup?

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    Unless you over-ride this you have to login. See raspi-config
    – Milliways
    Jan 30, 2019 at 2:58

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First, make sure you know what the pi user password is on your machine, because you'll now need it to login!

Next, open Terminal. Type sudo raspi-config and press Enter. Use the arrows to navigate to System Options and press enter. Then Boot / Auto Login, then Desktop GUI, requiring user to login. Press enter then reboot.

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