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Windows 7: Never Log Out


08 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Never Log Out

Is there a way to configure Windows 7 to stay logged
in to the user account indefinitely? How? Thx, Gus

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08 Nov 2010   #2

 
 

Hi,

In what way do you mean? When you log into Windows 7 that's it. You're logged in untill such time that you choose to log out again.

Please give a scenario to explain your exact intention


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08 Nov 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

With many updates you will encounter an automatic logg-off. That is unavoidable and required to configure the updates.
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08 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 
RE: Never Log Out

Yes, perhaps I wasnt clear. When Im logged in as a user, but the
system the system is idle for a time, it goes back to the login screen
where I have to click on the user icon and enter a password if set
to get back to the Windows desktop. Id like to stay logged in and
on the desktop. This is a home system and theres no security issue.

I am referring to Windows login, and not to the monitor feature to
go to energy saving mode, and not to system shutdown or reboot.

Thx, Gus
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08 Nov 2010   #5

 
 

The option you're looking for is in the Screen Saver options

Screen Saver Password Protection -Enable or Disable

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Note   Note
Right-click desktop -> 'Personalize' -> 'Screen Saver'


Just make sure that the 'On resume, display logon screen' is un-checked.


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08 Nov 2010   #6

 
 

It's also worth noting that it doesn't technically log you out, it just asks for the current user password
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08 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I believe this is what your after.

Password - Require on Wakeup

1st : Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Power Options\"require a password on wakeup"
2nd : under password protection on wakeup click on - change settings that are currently unavailable
3rd : click on Dont require a password, then click on save changes.
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08 Nov 2010   #8

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Glhs958 View Post
I believe this is what your after.
1st : Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Power Options\"require a password on wakeup"
2nd : under password protection on wakeup click on - change settings that are currently unavailable
3rd : click on Dont require a password, then click on save changes.
Nice first post
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08 Nov 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
It's also worth noting that it doesn't technically log you out, it just asks for the current user password
Yep, absolutely. It's basically like locking the system when you walk away in a corproate environment, except it is done at a timed interval. It's a simple change in your screensaver settings. I have my home system set to turn off the display after 20 minutes, but that's it.
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