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Windows 7: Required password on wakeup


25 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Required password on wakeup

Ok, I searched but didn't know how to word it properly, so here is my post. Basically, I want to disable the log on when you come back from a hybernation mode. In otherwords, if you walk away from your laptop for a while, and the computer went to sleep, you wake it by shakeing the mouse or hitting space bar, something. Well, after I do this it comes to a screen with the user name and I have to click it to get on. I just want it to wake up to my desktop.

Normally if you go to Start>>>control panel>>>Power Options>>>Change plan settings>>>Change advanced power settings>>>Require password on wakeup>>>here is wher you can change the option to NO or Yes, well, I want it No and I can't, it is ghosted out and stuck on yes...

Ohh, this is for an HP laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate Student 32 bit

Any ideas?

Thanks!


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25 Sep 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Homeuser66,

It sounds like you may just need to click on the Change settings that are currently unavailable link first before you will be able to change that setting.

Password - Require on Wakeup

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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25 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

no shawn, thanks, I'm doing that. This string: Start>>>control panel>>>Power Options>>>Change plan settings>>>Change advanced power settings>>>Require password on wakeup>>> is how you go about changing it, but it is ghosted out and won't let me...I'm thinking I might have to go in the Registry somewhere and change it...
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25 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I get the same thing. When I go to "Change plan settings"
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Then "Change advanced power settings"
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and then attempt to change the "Yes" to a "No"
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I cannot. Though it is ill-advised, I don't have a password on my account so the password is not prompted on wakeup. Also, I don't have my system set up to ever go into sleep mode. I changed the setting in "Put the computer to sleep" from "Never" to "10 minutes" and the option to change "Require a password on wakeup" to "No" was still not available.

I have not checked to see if any difference would result were I to have a password on the account.


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25 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

No, it won't make a diff. I have the same set up on another comp running 7 Pro x64 not student ed. and it works fine....but try it, and let me know, I didn't go that route....
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25 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You're right. After setting a password, the option of selecting "No" on "Require a password on wakeup" remained unavailable.
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25 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

Just as what Shawn said, click the "Change settings that are unavailable" link on top. Changing the setting for "Require password on wakeup" requires administrative privileges and you need to elevate that window to admin.

Edit:
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25 Sep 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Ah, wonderful, arkhi! I should have read Brink's post a bit more closely.

Just as you and Brink mentioned, arkhi, once one clicks on "Change settings that are currently unavailable"

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The options become available:
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Oops!


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25 Sep 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Homeuser,

Were you able to change the setting afterwards?
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26 Sep 2010   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Yes, I also didn't look closely at his post.....I found it and it worked for me as well.....thanks!!!
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