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Sleep password protection won't turn off!

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by hrpschrd View Post
    I keep saying, I don't know how to get to step 6 when I don't know how to get those screens. In step 2/3 I always get the different screen that I posted. Only that screen (wide rather than tall).
    Steps 1 to 4 in the tutorial I posted above can help show you how to get to the screenshot under step 6.

    In your screenshot above, click on "Power Options" in the address bar.

    From there, you should see the same as under step 4 where you can click on the Change plan settings link to the right of your selected power plan.

    Next, you should see the screenshot under step 6.

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  2. #12


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    Brink;
    I appreciate your patience.
    I have found your tutorial boxes and they are set to NO for requiring password.
    Still requires password. I think something is wrong with my machine.
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  3. #13


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    Ok. Let's double check to make sure that you have the screen saver password disabled.
    Next, double check to make sure that you have your account set to be signed in to automatically at startup.
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  4. #14


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    I already had the Screen Saver Enable Password unchecked.

    The User Accounts screen has one user and was listed as Administrator. There is no box to check or uncheck as shown in Step 3 and discussed in Step 5.

    Now what?
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  5. #15


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    Are you part of a domain, or is this just a local home PC?
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  6. #16


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    Local home PC.
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  7. #17


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    Ok, give this a try to manually set auto sign in:

    1. Press + R to open Run dialog, type regedit, then click OK.

    2. Locate the following registry key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

    3. Using your account name and password, double-click the DefaultUserName string value on right side, type your user account's display name, and then click OK.

    4. Double-click the DefaultPassword string value to modify it, type your password, and then click OK.

    Note   Note
    If there is no DefaultPassword value, create the value. To do this, follow these steps:
    a. In Registry Editor, click Edit, click New, and then click String Value.
    b. Type DefaultPassword as the value name, and then press ENTER.


    5. Double-click the AutoAdminLogon entry to modify it, type 1, and then click OK.

    Note   Note
    If there is no AutoAdminLogon entry, create the entry. To do this, follow these steps:
    a. In Registry Editor, click Edit, click New, and then click String Value.
    b. Type AutoAdminLogon as the value name, and then press ENTER.


    6. Quit Registry Editor.

    7. Restart PC.
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  8. #18


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    Followed steps with no difficulties. Restarted PC. Put PC to sleep. Still required password.
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  9. #19


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    Just to triple check, you have screen saver password turned off at the location below as you posted here, but.....


    Do you also have it turned off in your advanced power plan settings like below?
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  10. #20


    Posts : 17
    windows8


    I checked again. All set to No in both places.
    Should I give up at this point? It is an annoyance but not critical.
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