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Prevent password locking when monitor turns off

  1. #1

    Posts : 4
    windows 8

    Prevent password locking when monitor turns off

    I encountered some annoying situation in windows 8.
    When the monitor turns off on my laptop, it locks the computer and when i wake it i have to enter the password again, i wish to disable this option not to be have to enter password every time i wake the laptop.
    I searched a solution and the closest thing i saw is "require a password when waking the computer" the problem is if i disable this option there is no password even when waking from hibernation/sleep.
    I wish to keep password protection when returning from hibernation/sleep but not when the monitor just turns off.

    Is it possible?

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 480
    Windows 8 Pro x64

    Make sure your "Turn off the display" time period is less than "Put the computer to sleep" period.
    Power Plan Settings - Change in Windows 8

    E.g "Turn off the display" = 10, "Put the computer to sleep" = 30. Then you shouldn't have the password request between minutes 10 and 30.

    If this doesn't solve the problem, post the above settings on your laptop for each power plan.
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Prevent password locking when monitor turns off
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