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Windows 7: computer locks when not used


02 Dec 2011   #1

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 
computer locks when not used

hi how do i stop my computer locking when its left not used, i want to leave my computer running wile im doing something and when i leave it it locks after a wile and then i lose what im doing because its locked i just want it to stay on when i just move the mouse and it comes on the screen that im on and everything is still as it was

thanks for any help

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02 Dec 2011   #2

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by peire View Post
hi how do i stop my computer locking when its left not used, i want to leave my computer running wile im doing something and when i leave it it locks after a wile and then i lose what im doing because its locked i just want it to stay on when i just move the mouse and it comes on the screen that im on and everything is still as it was

thanks for any help
Perhaps this will help..

Right click desktop, left clik on personalize.
Click screen saver bottom right corner.
If there is a tick in the "On resume display login screen" remove it.

And another thought;

You can do start, run netplwiz and remove the tick from "Users must enter a username and password to use this computer"

hth
Tanya
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02 Dec 2011   #3

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

thanks, the 1st one was allready un ticked

the second one i just done now

i didnt have a password to login any ways


thanks


see how it goes tonight
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03 Dec 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

You should also look in the CP - Power Options -
Choose your plan (Balanced?) - Change Plan Settings. - Change Advanced Power settings.
In the first option, make sure you have "Require a Password on wake up", set to NO
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03 Dec 2011   #5

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tanyam View Post


And another thought;

You can do start, run netplwiz and remove the tick from "Users must enter a username and password to use this computer"

hth
Tanya


thanks this one worked for me, i left it on over night and it left everything as it was


thanks
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06 Dec 2011   #6

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by peire View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tanyam View Post
You can do start, run netplwiz and remove the tick from "Users must enter a username and password to use this computer"
Tanya

thanks this one worked for me, i left it on over night and it left everything as it was

thanks
Excellent. Glad it worked for you.
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