Wanna see who logged into your Windows PC? Here is how

Windows 10 ranks among the best desktop operating systems we have ever seen in recent years. Microsoft has been working very hard to improve its own OS every year in an attempt to compete with other competitors out there.

Microsoft Windows 10 includes a lot of exciting and handy features that set it apart from others on the market. One such feature is Auditing logon events, a great feature that allows you to track login attempts. This means that you can find out who had access to your computer without permission.

This article walks you through the steps to enable logon auditing policy on Windows 10. Before we begin, make sure you now have the latest software update of Windows 10 on your computer.

How to enable logon auditing policy on Windows 10

Before moving ahead, note that login auditing policy is not available for Windows 10 Home users, so make sure you are now running Windows 10 Pro.

Step one: Press Windows key + R on your keyboard to open the Run command and then type gpedit.msc (make sure you enter it correctly)

Step two: Hit OK to open the Local Group Policy Editor on your computer and then browse the following path: Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Audit Policy

Step three: From the right-side window, locate Audit logon events and double click on it. After that, check the boxes next to Success and Failure under the Audit these attempts section

Step four: Hit Apply and then click OK to complete the task.

How to see who logged into your Window PC

Once you have successfully enabled logon auditing policy on Windows 10, you now can see who had access to your computer. Here is how.

Step one: Click the Start button on your computer and then enter Event Viewer into the search bar

Step two: Click on Event Viewer when it shows up and then browse the following path: Event Viewer > Windows Logs > Security

Step three: Once you are in, you should see a list of all login attempts. The login with the 4624 ID number shows a successful login attempt.

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