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Windows 7: Why does Windows keep reverting to requiring a password?

30 Jan 2012   #1
Lord Method Man

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Why does Windows keep reverting to requiring a password?

At least once a week I have to go into settings and change it to Not Require a Password on Wakeup. For some reason this setting keeps getting randomly changed to require a password. I have experienced this on my desktop as well as my laptop. Both are new systems and both are running Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

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03 Feb 2012   #2
Lord Method Man

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

No one else has had this happen? Just today it's done it twice on my laptop and once on my desktop.
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04 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Well I would look at third-party programs first...
Can use Process Monitor

But no, never happens here, Windows is not going to change settings without help.
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04 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Do you have it unchecked in both the power settings and screensaver settings ?

There is also 1 more action you can try.

Click start, type netplwiz. Then in the user accounts click users tab and make sure user requires a password is unchecked.
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