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Windows 7: Open laptop lid

01 Dec 2010   #1
bertie11

Windows 8.1.1
 
 
Open laptop lid

When I do this I get a blue screen with my account picture showing. As I am the only user and admin how do I get to open the lid and get right into the GUI without this screen?

I don't use a password.
Thanks.


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01 Dec 2010   #2
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Could this just be you've closed the lid and placed the unit into sleep and upon opening it's asking for a password which there is none so just click past it?
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01 Dec 2010   #3
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Go to Control Panel/Power Options and on the left column select "Require a password on wakeup" and you should see this page.

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and then chose the option you want.

Jim


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01 Dec 2010   #4
Trucidation

 

You can also not have your laptop go to sleep at all either, just blank the screen when you close the lid. Here are the settings:

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"Do nothing" when closing the lid will still make it blank the screen. You won't be prompted to login when you reopen the lid either, your display should simply show up again. I use these settings because I want my housecleaning programs to run at night (updates, scans, etc) and don't want the laptop to go to sleep.

If you want to use the sleep function then follow Phone Man's advice and set the lower option to Don't require a password when waking up if you don't want the hassle of having to log back in.


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02 Dec 2010   #5
bertie11

Windows 8.1.1
 
 

OK got it now. I was puzzled as I don't use a password but I still had to press a key to continue. Not a big deal I know. Security wise it would only be a problem if someone stole the unit.

Thanks all.
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02 Dec 2010   #6
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

No worries bertie11 anytime.
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