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Windows 7: continuous log-off

17 Feb 2011   #1
sunolbob1

Windows 7 - 64 bit
 
 
continuous log-off

HELP:
I just started to poke around with a new computer at work with windows 7-pro.
I have noticed the machine continues to revert to the user log-on screen every 10 minutes or so. (That is if I leave it alone for a while)

My spreadsheet - or whatever - just shrinks to an icon - the log-on screen appears and requires my password before it will let me reopen whatever it was I had been working on.
PLEASE TELL ME THIS ISN'T SOME NEW WONDERFUL FEATURE OF THIS O/S.

We are in the process of upgrading from XP pro to Win 7 pro on new workstations in our office (simple peer to peer network)

I changed the "require password" setting to no in the power manager and told it to never turn off the screen or hibernate.

Any input owuld be greatly appreciated

sunolbob


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17 Feb 2011   #2
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Its not a new feature of Windows 7 - your IT administrator has probably set it up to logoff after 10 minutes (I see a similar issue here at work). You will need to approach the administrator to change that setting.

Regards,
Golden
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17 Feb 2011   #3
sunolbob1

Windows 7 - 64 bit
 
 
continuous log-off

Help,

I am brand new to Win-7 Pro 64 bit
Have a problem I can't figure out
After log-on - open a program - work with it for a few minutes and turn away.
I assume it is the O/S shrinks whatever I was working on to the icon tray and sends me back to the log-on screen. I am forced to enter my password to get back to what I was doing.
I saw a post here that said to change the power settings so no password was required when machine woke up from hibernation - I did that.
(also changed the power manager settings to NEVER turn off the monitor or to ever hibernate.)
Still does it.
Any help would be greatly appreciated

sunolbob1
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17 Feb 2011   #4
sunolbob1

Windows 7 - 64 bit
 
 

Golden,
Thank you.
There is no IT guy involved with this machine yet - it just got turned on. Has not even been made part of our network yet. I was here late and thought I would look around to see the differences between XP and Win-7.
opened XL (trail version that came with it). Looked away and presto it was goine when I looked back.
Can you direct me to a place where I might be able to change the "log-off" settings
Thanks in advance.
sunolbob1
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17 Feb 2011   #5
GEWB

32bit: XP, Win7 H.P. / 64bit: 2008R2, Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Several flavors of Linux
 
 

Control Panel > Hardware and Sound

Power Options > Choose power plan

(select plan) > Change plan settings

Click on Change advanced power settings, opens Power Options window.

(Top entry of scroll list is your plan, expand if necessary) - cascade Requires a password on wakeup > Setting: select No from drop list

Expand the following and make desired settings:
Hard disk
Sleep
Display


Click the Apply button.
Click the OK button.

I hope I didn't forget something...

Regards,
GEWB
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17 Feb 2011   #6
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

Right click on the Desktop and select Personalize.
Click on Screen Saver at bottom right of window.
Is there a Screen saver selected and if so, what is the time delay and is the On resume, display logon screen checked?

Screen Saver Password Protection -Enable or Disable
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17 Feb 2011   #7
GEWB

32bit: XP, Win7 H.P. / 64bit: 2008R2, Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Several flavors of Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Right click on the Desktop and select Personalize.
Click on Screen Saver at bottom right of window.
Thanks Rich - I thought I forgot something...getting too old.

Regards,
GEWB
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19 Feb 2011   #8
sunolbob1

Windows 7 - 64 bit
 
 

THANK YOU - THANK YOU - It works.
(interesting - I did not have a screen saver set up however when I unchecked that box the problem went away)
As I enter this brave new world of Windows 7 I am sure I will need to lean on you guys again.
Thanks
sunolbob
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