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Windows 7: Log on troubles

30 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 32bit home premium
Log on troubles

I have an unusual situation. I have a normal logon screen with four users, call them A, B, C and D. Once the computer enters sleep mode, when I rewake it, instead of going to the general login screen, it automatically logs on user C regardless of the fact that all users were loged off before it went into sleep mode. Any idea how I can fix this?

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30 Nov 2010   #2


does user c have no password?
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30 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 10 Pro X64

Has user C been set to be automatically logged on? Does C get logged on when you boot the computer?
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01 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 32bit home premium

User c has no password and has not been set for automatic log on, as far as I know.
User c does no automatically log onwhen the computer is booted; instead, the computer boots into the log in screen with all users listed.
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01 Dec 2010   #5
Orbital Shark


You may want to check User C's Power Settings.

Control Panel -> System and Security -> Power Options

Click 'Change plan settings' then 'Change advanced power settings' and check if Require a password on wakeup is set correctly.

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01 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 7 32bit home premium

OK, thanks. Will try this evening.
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01 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 7 32bit home premium

OK... Require a password on wakeup was set to NO for user C. I changed it to Yes, logged off user C and went into sleep mode. When I awoke, the same automatically logged user C on.
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01 Dec 2010   #8

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Plograsso, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Create a password for user C to see if it works properly afterwards.

Hope this helps,
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02 Dec 2010   #9

Windows 7 32bit home premium

Created a password for user C. After sleep, screen comes up for user C requesting password to log in. This work around does prevent the computer automatically logging in user C, however, it doesn't seem to solve the underlying problem since user C doen't want to have a password.
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02 Dec 2010   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Important to notice is that requiring a password when waking up does not mean users must have passwords; it's a bit misleading named feature. It simply means that when waking up, Windows does not automatically log in the last user.

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To achieve what you want, you must enable that setting, regardless if your user C has a password or not.

Here are the different wake up scenarios when the above mentioned setting is enabled and no user has automatic logon enabled:

1. Sleep initiated from a logged in user account > computer wakes up to that user's lock screen. (If the wake up password is not enabled and this user has no password or automatic logon is enabled > computer wakes up to this user's desktop):

Log on troubles-sleep_1.png
Log on troubles-sleep_2.png

2. Sleep initiated from logon screen when one or more users are logged in > computer wakes up to logon screen:

Log on troubles-sleep_3.png

3. Sleep initiated from logon screen, no users logged in > computer wakes up to logon screen:

Log on troubles-sleep_4.png

That's about it.


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