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Windows 7: How do you prevent auto user lock out on Win 7?

08 Nov 2009   #11


> Have you tried enabling the screen saver

Yes, I used to run with it enabled normally, but it was interfering with nonlinear editing tools. So, I disabled it, expecting it to alleviate the issue, then the other timer started popping

> Is your computer connected to a domain?

Not directly, but I do VPN to work, then RemoteDesktopConnection, then login to Domain, but I think that is buried inside RDC. It happen with or without VPN open.

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20 Jan 2010   #12


If you do NOT have screensaver active WITH password option, there is a native screen lockout that is done after 10 minutes and no way to disable AFAIK(There probably is some secret registry key, but can't find it).

If you do not want screensaver, then best you can do is turn on screen saver, with password option, then set the time to really long(9999 minutes).

This will override the implicit lockout, but if it is a 365/24 unattended machine, you will hit it eventually.

This is the best you can do for now.
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06 Feb 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate

Right click on Desktop, go to Personalize, Screen Saver Settings, Change Power Settings, Require A Password on Wakeup (left side), Tick "Don't Require a Password" and Save Settings.

Windows 7 times out automatically to the login screen after 10 minutes to prevent other users from accessing your account. It also stops any program activity including downloads.
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23 Mar 2010   #14


Got very bored, then very angry about W7 locking up. Read Barman: "uncheck on resume display logon screen". Feel a lot calmer now.
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23 Mar 2010   #15


Barman: "uncheck on resume display logon screen" - U made my day.
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22 Sep 2010   #16

Windows Professional 64 bit
Thank you for answer to default screen saver time-out


Thank you very much for your answer aobut default screen saver time-out. Your answer worked perfectly.

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Hi BucSox79

the 10 minutes sound like the default screen saver time-out,

Check personalise (right click desktop), Screen saver and un-check the "on resume display login screen"

Screen Saver - Change


Screen Saver Password Protection -Enable or Disable
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