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Windows 7: How to turn off "Require password on wakeup"?

24 Mar 2009   #1

Windows 7
How to turn off "Require password on wakeup"?

When I put my computer to sleep and wake it up it always asks for my password. Since I'm the only user on this computer and it's set to autologon on startup it's of no use to have the password prompt when returning from sleep.

But how can I turn this off? The "Require password on wakeup" in Power settings is grayed out so I can't change it.

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24 Mar 2009   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Hi laxu,

Click the start orb and type Power Options into the search box and press enter/return. Click on Require a password on wakeup. The following screen will appear.
How to turn off "Require password on wakeup"?-capture.png
Click on Change settings that are currently unavailable and, after providing administrative credentials, the following screen will appear.
How to turn off "Require password on wakeup"?-capture1.png
The option you require is Don't require a password, so select that option and then click Save changes and then close the dialogue boxes.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Mar 2009   #3

Windows 7

There it was! Thanks a lot.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

24 Mar 2009   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

You're welcome, laxu. I'm glad to have helped.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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