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Windows 7: PC requires password when waken from sleep

16 Feb 2015   #1
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
PC requires password when waken from sleep

Hi,
So usually when I put my PC to sleep, I can just wake it up and be greeted with my desktop.
Now everytime I wake it up, it says my PC is locked and I have to enter my password to log in.

I gone into power management it says "Yes" to require password when login, however I will not let me change it.

The only thing that has changed is I upgraded my Home Premium copy to a professional copy.


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16 Feb 2015   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Type netplwiz into start/search and hit Enter. There you uncheck the little box, click Apply and provide your password (twice). Then OK > OK. Now it will log in automatically and should also work for sleep.
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16 Feb 2015   #3
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Type netplwiz into start/search and hit Enter. There you uncheck the little box, click Apply and provide your password (twice). Then OK > OK. Now it will log in automatically and should also work for sleep.

I actually remember having to do that for that for Windows 8, but unfortunately for some reason it didn't work.

It still will say locked, and wont let me change it in the power plan
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16 Feb 2015   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It may not have worked because you forgot APPLY or something. I have used that on many 7, 8.1 and 10 systems and it always worked.
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16 Feb 2015   #5
ShoTTaS

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Maybe you have installed an application that overrides your power management settings, you can see that at the system tray.
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16 Feb 2015   #6
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I clicked applied and it didn't work, I think it has something to do with the power option???

Anyway I did a system restore which took me back to home premium and the problem was gone.
Does professonial have like "tighter" security?

I will run the upgrade again and see what happens.



Edit: when I upgrade, I'm once again greeted with the lock screen when I wake from sleep
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16 Feb 2015   #7
gregrocker

 

Go to Power Options and look to the left for "Require a Password on Wakeup." Click on it.

At the top if it's shown click "Change Settings that are Unavailable" then down below "Don't require a password" for sleep, apply, OK, reboot.
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16 Feb 2015   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

There should be no reason you can`t change it in the way Greg describes.
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16 Feb 2015   #9
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Go to Power Options and look to the left for "Require a Password on Wakeup." Click on it.

At the top if it's shown click "Change Settings that are Unavailable" then down below "Don't require a password" for sleep, apply, OK, reboot.

It so strange. Its already set to don't require a password.
I haven't changed any of the setting, but as of now it seems fine. Have to keep checking it though
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16 Feb 2015   #10
gregrocker

 

What did you mean when you said you did System Restore to go back from Professional to Home Premium? That doesn't sound possible.

How did you Upgrade to Professional, and why? It is the exact same OS except with a few features unlocked that most consumers don't need. It also wastes the Home Premium license if you do Anytime Upgrade.
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