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Windows 7: Can't password protect my Screensaver

18 Jun 2013   #1
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 
Can't password protect my Screensaver

Can't seem to use a password with a screensaver, I want to do this for security reasons, but doesn't seem to work, I mean I can use a screensaver, but not with passcoded protection :/

These are my screensaver settings:
Can't password protect my Screensaver-untitled.png

And these are my power plan settings:
Can't password protect my Screensaver-untitled2.png


A bit clueless on what to do, any help is appreciated, thanks.




My System SpecsSystem Spec
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18 Jun 2013   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hey mate,

You may have a policy set. You might see if using an option in the tutorial below may be able to help enable the screen saver password for you. I'd check Option Three first to see if that is the issue.

Screen Saver Password Protection -Enable or Disable

Hope this helps.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2013   #3
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hey mate,

You may have a policy set. You might see if using an option in the tutorial below may be able to help enable the screen saver password for you. I'd check Option Three first to see if that is the issue.

Screen Saver Password Protection -Enable or Disable

Hope this helps.
Thanks, the option was already on Not Configured, I tried Option 2 to Enable Screen Saver Password Protection for All Users but that didn't work either :/
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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18 Jun 2013   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Give step 1 in Option 2 a try to see if that may help. It's the default setting.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2013   #5
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Give step 1 in Option 2 a try to see if that may help. It's the default setting.
That didn't work either
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jun 2013   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

In that case, you may have a stray registry entry. Use the Find and Find Next feature in the Registry Editor to search for any ScreenSaverIsSecure string values found with a data value of 1 or 0. If any are found, then delete it from the right pane of regedit, and keep searching until finished.

Afterwards, restart the PC to apply.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jun 2013   #7
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Found 4 registry keys and deleted them, restarted and messed around with gpedit/regedit configurations from this tutorial;
Screen Saver Password Protection -Enable or Disable

Still doesn't seem to work :/
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jun 2013   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Odd. As a test, does it work in another account?

If not, then you might see if doing a system restore using a restore point dated before this option was disabled to see if it may help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jun 2013   #9
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Still doesn't resolve the issue, I think it may be because of the LastPass Program I recentally installed, it is quite buggy anyway, guess I'll just stick to the web extension if the issue clears upon removal.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jun 2013   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Could be. It'll be interesting to see the results after uninstalling it.
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