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Windows 7: Set to Require Password on Wakeup - But it doesn't

25 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
Set to Require Password on Wakeup - But it doesn't

Hi all - I have an annoying problem. I have my settings so that when my computer awakes it will ask for my password.
In System Settings, I have Require a Password selected under the option of Password Protection on Wakeup. It is also set that way in Power Options > Require Password on Wakeup > Yes.
I have attached a document with a screenshot of both options selected. Unfortunately, when I close the lid and then resume, I'm never asked for a password. I'm also not asked for a password when resuming from pressing the power button.
I have run AVG, Spybot, Adaware, and CCleaner in safe mode and can't figure out why the computer would be doing something other than what it is set to do.

Any ideas?! Please help!

Attached Files
File Type: docx Password Required.docx (368.5 KB, 46 views)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Mar 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP


Dunno if this will help, but do you have a password enabled with your screen saver? That's the only significant difference from your system to mine AFAIK.
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25 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

My screensaver is turned off - set to none.

Thanks for the idea. Do you or anyone else have any other ideas? I just can't figure out why it would be doing something different from the settings! I'd really love to not have to reformat and start over!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

21 Mar 2017   #4

Windows 7 Prof 64-bit
Win7 does not prompt for password on wake

Was this issue ever resolved? I am currently having the same problem with an HP Elitebook 840 G3.
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