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Windows 7: Windows idles to login screen

18 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit (6.1, Build 7600)
Windows idles to login screen

Hey guys :)

Whenever my PC is idle for a while (haven't timed it but I think it's about 30 min.) it will switch to the blue login screen. I've never actually seen the login screen since I don't use a password, but I'm assuming it is. Blue screen, shows my name and icon, ease of use button on bottom left, etc. Anyways, I don't really want Windows to DO this, so can someone tell me where I can change those settings? I already tried changing all of the Power settings but it still does it. Oh, BTW I do not use a screen saver either. Thanks.


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18 Oct 2009   #2

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Only things I can think of are the screensaver settings and power options.

If you tick the box On resume, display logon screen, Windows shows the logon screen every time screensaver is stopped by moving the pointer or pressing a key.

Windows idles to login screen-ssaver.png

Power Options:
If you choose Yes in Power Options > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings> Require a password on wakeup, Windows shows logon screen when resuming from sleep or hibernate. This also happens even you have no password.

Windows idles to login screen-sleep.png


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19 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit (6.1, Build 7600)

Kari, That was it! I didn't realize that the box was ticked in the screensaver settings. Thanks so much. This was driving me bananas!
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19 Oct 2009   #4

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windows idles to login screen

hi, friend
you can change settings if u don't want keep ur system idle,
go to the desktop properties and select desktop setting on the screen saver button there some options idle my system after 30min, or turn of Monitor after ....
like this some options or there choose that options for everything 0 ok then next time you will not find that problem ok
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19 Oct 2009   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Good to know it was not a serious issue.

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