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Windows 7: How can I stop requiring a password on wakeup

07 Aug 2014   #1
Mark Bacon

Win7 64 bit
 
 
How can I stop requiring a password on wakeup

I've changed the power plan to not require a password on wakeup but my system seems to be ignoring the setting. When I go back and check the settings, the "Don't require a password" circle is filled in, but when it wakes up I still have to enter a password. Any suggestions?


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07 Aug 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Mark,

Double check all options in the tutorial below to disable requiring a password on wakeup may help. One may be sticking causing the other locations to get reset.

Password - Require on Wakeup

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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07 Aug 2014   #3
Mark Bacon

Win7 64 bit
 
 

There are several places to alter the sleep/shutdown times and the requirement for a password. One overrides the others and it took time to find it. Although I changed all the settings under: control panel->hardware and sound->power options I still had to enter a password every time the computer woke up. Yes, I was able to vary the wakeup and sleep times, but the password was always required, even though I specified that it not be required.

However, under the SCREEN SAVER SETTINGS there is a check box that reads, "on resume display logon screen." I had checked that box and it overrode my instructions to NOT require a password in the "power options" settings. If you uncheck that box in the screen saver settings, it won't require a password when your system wakes up.


Mark
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07 Aug 2014   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Mark.
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