Method 1: Using the Desktop Tile and Windows 7 commands

1. Run powercfg.cpl (i.e. Control panel / Hardware and Sounds / Power Options)
2. Click "Require a password on wakeup"
3. Click UAC "Change settings that are currently unavailable"
4. Under "Password protection on wakeup" select "Don't require a password"
5. Save changes
6. Stop crying :-)

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Method 2: Using Windows 8

1. Right edge swipe for Charms
2. Settings
3. Change PC Settings (in text at bottom)
4. Users
5. On the right, the “Under Sign-in Options" section, there is a button named “Change”, which above it says “Any user who has a password must enter it when waking this PC”. Click Change and it will say “Any user who has a password doesn’t need to enter it when waking this PC”
6. Stop crying :-)

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Now. Go to and pay $5 for a little program that will let you nearly completely disable the Windows 8 Modern Interface. You'll be able to boot directly to the Windows 8 Desktop tile (skipping graphic of Space Needle), restore the Start button & menu, and disable all the corners and swipes as you wish. You will still have access to Windows 8 on the Start menu.