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Windows 7: After Hibernation/Slumber

05 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 RC - 7100 64bit
After Hibernation/Slumber

Hey all, I don't know the difference between Hibernation/sleep mode so let's first explain that to me :)

Second, after my computer hibernates and I wake it up it asks me for my password. Now I don't have a password so all I do is hit enter. But is there a way to skip this step altogether?

basically, I want to come out of hibernation and go to desktop and not the User page asking for password.

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05 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

I'll give a generic description from one of Brinks tutorials.

Sleep -

Sleep saves any open documents and programs to memory only, and then puts the computer into a low-power state.

Hybrid sleep -

Hybrid sleep saves your open documents and programs to memory and to the hard drive, and then puts the computer into a low-power state. After the Hibernate after time you set, it will then put the computer into hibernation.

Hibernation -

Hibernation is a power-saving state that saves your open documents and programs to the hard drive and then turns off your computer.

And then here, for Vista, but it's the same thing basically.

Password Protection on Wakeup - Vista Forums
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05 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7 RC - 7100 64bit

I feel extremely dumb. It's even easier than that. Like vista was a 5step process. Windows 7 makes it stupid Proof.

Step 1: Control panel

After Hibernation/Slumber-cpanel.png

Step 2: Power Settings

After Hibernation/Slumber-power-settings.png

Step 3: Click the shiny button

After Hibernation/Slumber-option.png

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05 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Yeah, depends on how you're displaying your Control Panel icons. I use small icons View instead of Category View, and you could just go Control Panel - Power Options and it's at the top left there - Require a password on Wakeup. Just a matter of how you get to it.

I can even just type pas into the start menu search and it will be there near the top.
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