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Windows 7: How to switch off laptop screen & password protect switch on again?

21 Aug 2015   #1
Itundic

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
How to switch off laptop screen & password protect switch on again?

Is it possible to switch off a laptop screen - laptop runs Windows 7 - and prevent it being switched on again, without inputting a password?

I need to keep the laptop running, therefore I can't put it to sleep and logging-off has become a pain.

I've tried the Power Options, but the display comes on again when the mouse is nudged.

I've also tried "Fn + F6" on my Acer laptop, which switches off the screen, but an accidental key press brings it to life again.

Any ingenious little prog around? None I've seen have that crucial password privacy aspect.


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21 Aug 2015   #2
PC LIZARD

windows 7
 
 

a password is is used when you are out but if you are home you don't need a password.. unless you don't trust somebody...
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21 Aug 2015   #3
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Just put the display to sleep after a minute and lock the computer (CTRL+ALT+DEL and lock or Win+L directly).
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21 Aug 2015   #4
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

A simple option is to set a screen saver to run automatically after a few minutes. The trick is checking the "show login screen at resume". It will ask the user's password again when exiting the screen saver, and meanwhile everything else continues running in background as usual.

The option from GokAy is better for a more immediate locking.

Of course both rely on the user in question having a password protecting his account, and it not being easy to guess.
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