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    Password Protection on Wakeup - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

    Password Protection on Wakeup - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
    How to Enable or Disable Password Protection on Wakeup in Windows 8 and 8.1
    Published by Brink is offline
    01 Nov 2012
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    How to Enable or Disable Password Protection on Wakeup in Windows 8 and 8.1

    information   Information
    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable to require a password on wakeup from sleep for all users in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.

    Note   Note
    If enabled, when your computer wakes from sleep, users must enter a password to unlock the computer.

    If disabled, when your computer wakes from sleep, the computer will resume unlocked back to how it was before going to sleep without users having to first enter a password.


    EXAMPLE: Password Protection on Wakeup Enabled

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    OPTION ONE
    Enable or Disable "Require Password on Wakeup" in Power Options

    1. Open your Advanced Power Plan Settings, and click tap on the Change settings that are currently unavailable link.

    2. If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes.

    3. Do step 4 or 5 below for what you would like to do.

    4. To Disable Require Password on Wakeup

    A) Change the Require a password on wakeup setting(s) to No , and click/tap on OK. (see screenshots below)

    5. To Enable Require Password on Wakeup

    A) Change the Require a password on wakeup setting(s) to Yes , and click/tap on OK. (see screenshots below)


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    OPTION TWO
    Enable or Disable "Require Password on Wakeup" in System Settings

    1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Power Options icon.

    2. In the left pane, click/tap on the Require a password on wakeup link. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Click/tap on the Change settings that are currently unavailable link. (see screenshot below)

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    4. If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes.

    5. Do step 6 or 7 below for what you would like to do.


    6. To Disable Require Password on Wakeup

    A) Select (dot) the Require a password setting, click/tap on Save changes, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot below step 7)

    7. To Enable Require Password on Wakeup

    A) Select (dot) the Don't require a password setting, click/tap on Save changes, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot below)


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    8.
    When finished, you can close the Power Options window if you like. (see screenshot below step 2)





    OPTION THREE
    Enable or Disable "Require Password on Wakeup" in PC settings

    1. Open PC settings, and do step 2 or 3 below for what Windows 8 you have.

    2. In Windows 8 or Windows RT, click/tap on Users in the left pane, and go to step 4 below. (see screenshot below step 5A or 6A)

    3. In Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1, click/tap on Accounts on the left side, and go to step 4 below. (see screenshot below)

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    4. Do step 5 or 6 below for what you would like to do.


    5. To Disable Require Password on Wakeup

    A) In Windows 8 or Windows RT, click/tap on the Change button under "Any user who has a password must enter it when waking this PC" on the right side under Sign-in options, and go to step 5C below. (see screenshot below)

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    B) In Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1, click/tap on Sign-in options on the left side, click/tap on Change under Password policy, and go to step 5C below. (see screenshot below)

    NOTE: If the Change button is grayed out, then it means that you have UAC set to the Always notify top level instead of the default level.

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    C) Click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshots below)

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    6. To Enable Require Password on Wakeup

    A) In Windows 8 or Windows RT, click/tap on the Change button under "Any user who has a password doesn't need to enter it when waking this PC" on the right side under Sign-in options, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

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    B) In Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1, click/tap on Sign-in options on the left side, click/tap on Change under Password policy, and go to 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    NOTE: If the Change button is grayed out, then it means that you have UAC set to the Always notify top level instead of the default level.

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    7. When finished, you can close PC settings if you like.




    That's it,
    Shawn


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    I have done this several times and it STILL asks me for the damn password


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    Hello Elbmek,

    Exactly when does it ask for a password? This is critical for what it may be instead.
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    Hi Brink. I have a win 8 pc, see specs. I have 4 users, 3 of whom are admin powered. Two do not require a password when logging in - eg: click on user name/icon. I do, its very annoying and I do not want it, but it insisted I initially log in with my live mail id when I upgraded, now I cant get rid of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    Hi Brink. I have a win 8 pc, see specs. I have 4 users, 3 of whom are admin powered. Two do not require a password when logging in - eg: click on user name/icon. I do, its very annoying and I do not want it, but it insisted I initially log in with my live mail id when I upgraded, now I cant get rid of it.
    If this is at startup only, then the tutorial below can show you how to set Windows to sign in to an account of your choice automatically at startup.

    Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup
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    Cheers, will check it out when I get up later today. 8 is at home, I am at work.
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    You're welcome. I hope it'll work for you.
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    Brink, many thanks, it now opens directly into my account - whether I want to or not, so - taking it a stage further - how do we set Win 8 to open on the users screen, so that any one of my four users can take it from there and open their own, instead of waiting for mine to open so they can then click on my icon and open theirs?
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    Well, that didn't last long. Changed user, went back to me and OI! Stick yer password in!
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    sorted. changed to local account
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