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  1. #1


    Posts : 25
    windows 8

    Lock screen


    I have my sleep/hibernation mode and log on password disabled but when my computer is idled for awhile it goes to the Lock Screen and then I have to enter my password. This just started a few days ago so what happened and how do I stop it from going to the Lock Screen?

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  2. #2


    Where The Wild Things Are...
    Posts : 222
    Windows 7 Ultimate / Windows 8 Pro


    To disable the lock screen you have quite a few options.

    1. Users -> Settings and you will see Sign-In Options, click where it says ''Any users who has a password must enter it when waking this PC'' - underneath it it has a Change option.

    2. Check this Tutorial

    3. Control Panel -> Power Options - > Change Settings That Are Currently Unavailable - Disable ''Require A Password On Wake Up''

    Hope this helps.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 25
    windows 8


    This didn't work, The Lock Screen still come up and I still have to enter my password. What I don't understand is why only now this Lock Screen is coming on when it didn't before.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 25
    windows 8


    I even tried this:
    Lock Screen - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

    It can't even find "gpedit.msc" when I type it in "run".
    Last edited by Brink; 09 Jan 2013 at 13:10. Reason: link
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  5. #5


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    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Power Options\Edit Plan Settings

    and set "Put the computer to sleep" to Never
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  6. #6


    Posts : 25
    windows 8


    I have done that already.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 25
    windows 8


    I have search the web for an answer for days and everything I tried doesn't work. My wife has Windows 8 too and the Lock Screen doesn't even show up and nothing was done to disable it. My Lock Screen just all of a sudden started to appear after the computer has been idled for awhile a few days ago. This is driving me nuts that I can't find a solution.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello mlum,

    Double check your Screen Saver Settings to make sure that you have unchecked the On resume, display logon screen box.

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

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  9. #9


    Posts : 25
    windows 8


    Thank you everyone for your input.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Glad we could help mlum. What turned out to be the solution?
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