Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: locking your computer


27 Oct 2010   #1

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 
locking your computer

If i leave my computer, for even a short time,when i come to use it i get a message "locking your computer".I have removed the password protection but i want to stop this happening as i am the only user and it's a pain having to wait for my screen to reappear.
System is Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
Foxy.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

27 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by foxy View Post
If i leave my computer, for even a short time,when i come to use it i get a message "locking your computer".I have removed the password protection but i want to stop this happening as i am the only user and it's a pain having to wait for my screen to reappear.
System is Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
Foxy.
Check out this link. These are ways to lock your computer. You are doing one of them and not know it. In Windows, how do I lock my workstation without logging off? - Knowledge Base
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Oct 2010   #3

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

Sorry but the only thing i am doing is leaving my computer for a few minutes.On return as soon as i use the mouse or keyboard the computer locks, the screen dissapears and i am left with an icon and the message "computer locked".I did have to enter a password but i have removed password protection and now i just left click on the icon.
However it can take up to one minute before the screen i was using reappears.I have been told that this is to stop anyone interfering with the computer and is part of the security system on windows seven.Ijust need to know how to remove it. thanks anyway. foxy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


28 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Oct 2010   #5

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

Tried this but typing gpedit.msc into search box just shows "no items match your search".
Thanks.Foxy.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by foxy View Post
Tried this but typing gpedit.msc into search box just shows "no items match your search".
Thanks.Foxy.
Thats because home premium doesnt have gp editor, you need to edit the registry which is explained in that same link.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Oct 2010   #7

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Screen saver running? If so, turn off screen saver, and uncheck "On resume, display logon screen" in screen saver configuration.

zzz2496
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Oct 2010   #8

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

Thanks.ZZZ2496 This worked.many thanks again.
Foxy.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Oct 2010   #9

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

You're welcome

zzz2496
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Aug 2012   #10

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

many many tks zzz2496
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 locking your computer




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: locking your computer
Thread Forum
Solved Computer locking up, but self-recovers after 20-30 seconds Performance & Maintenance
XP Mode Computer Locking Virtualization
Solved Locking down a base computer General Discussion
Locking Down a Windows 7 Computer General Discussion
Computer locking up BSOD Help and Support
Stop computer from locking while downloading General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:00 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33