Your quite mistaken. Microsoft didn't remove the ability to lock
a WinXP Home PC.
There at least 4 ways to lock a WinXP workstation:
1) Use the Windows Key + L hotkey.
2) You can press CTRL+ALT+DEL and then <ENTER>, once you've turned
off the Welcome Screen and Fast User Switching. (This is the default
in a domain environment, as FUS is contrary to the domain security
3) You can create a desktop shortcut with
"%windir%\System32\rundll32.exe user32.dll, LockWorkStation" in the
target field. (It is case-sensitive, BTW.) You can then assign a
4) Set a password protected screensaver, and wait the allotted time
without touching the mouse or keyboard.
You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on
having both at once. -- RAH