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Windows 7: Ask for password from sleep but not hibernate

24 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 x64 ultimate
Ask for password from sleep but not hibernate

Is this possible? I have my hard drive on my laptop truecrypted. So when I wake it up from hibernate I have to enter my password at the bootmanager, and then a windows password when I log in, too much work. Especially when the bootmanager password is like 30 characters and the windows one is like 20.

So is there a way to only ask for a password from sleep but not from hibernate?

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20 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 (dual-booting XPSP3 and Win7)

Any word on this? I have feeling it is impossible, but hoping there might be a registry dive that will do the trick.

I typically only put my laptop to sleep by closing the lid, and when asleep I always have it with me. So, password on wake-from-sleep is silly.

But, when I hibernate it, I do not always have it with me, so I need to have it prompt for a password on wake.

One would think that MS would have realized this is a common requirement!

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03 Dec 2013   #3

Win7 Ultimate x64

Necrothread, but I'm looking for the exact same thing as the OP (and for the exact same reason).
Hibernate: automatic logon
Sleep: still have to enter the windows password

I know it's possible to disable the password on "wakeup" entirely, but wakeup covers both Sleep and Hibernate, which is not the desired functionality.
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