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How to Change Windows 8 Time-Out?

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 - 64 bit

    How to Change Windows 8 Time-Out?


    Hi Folks,

    I've just received my new desktop computer with Win-8. I have it password protected, however. It logs me off within a minute or two. How to I change this setting in Win-8.

    Thanks, J.
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  2. #2



    Posts : 18,573
    64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise (RTM)


    Hello Jessie, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Since this is only after a minute and is only logging you out instead of putting the PC to sleep or hibernate, you might check to see if it may be the screensaver timeout period. If it is, then you could either turn off screensaver password protection, or adjust it's time.

    Screen Saver Password Protection -Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Maryland USA
    Posts : 734
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


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    Lock Screen Timeout Period - Change in Windows 8

    This is from another user, I could not locate the original source.
    Last edited by Brink; 05 May 2013 at 10:05 PM. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 - 64 bit


    Hi Shawn and Brooklyn,

    Thanks for the welcome!

    To clarify, I need to make this change in order to delay the system from automatically signing me (desktop at home).

    Screen Saver Password Protection -Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums

    System boots to the Windows 8 Lock Screen, then I login using the Log In Screen (shows only the one account). Problem occurs when I leave it for a few minutes, the screensaver (Bubbles) shows up, and then I've been logged out (sent back to the Win-8 Lock Screen).

    A little confused about the second suggestion!

    Thanks, Jessie
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  5. #5



    Posts : 18,573
    64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise (RTM)


    It sounds like you are referring to this timeout setting below.

    Screen Saver Timeout Period - Set or Change - Windows 7 Help Forums
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