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Sleep password protection won't turn off!

  1. #21


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    Quote Originally Posted by hrpschrd View Post
    I checked again. All set to No in both places.
    Should I give up at this point? It is an annoyance but not critical.
    I must admit that I'm not sure why it's still requiring a password on wakeup when everything is set to not require one.

    Are you sure this is from wakeup, and not from something else?
    Last edited by Brink; 18 Aug 2013 at 15:11. Reason: added quote

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  2. #22


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    When left unattended for 10 minutes or when I select Sleep from the Power option. I am assuming that is sleep.
    Thanks for trying though!
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  3. #23


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    Brink (or anyone)?
    I am still stuck with a sleeping password!
    Defective copy of Windows8?
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  4. #24


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  5. #25


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Shawn, I think he may have a 3rd party app involved in his Power Settings, cos his Power Menu did not look standard. A lot of laptops and some Home PCs have their own OEM power controllers, I worked on a Toshiba laptop that had NO access to that area at all, I had to use their Program to set that stuff. You would have to effect changes in that app to get them to apply to the Windows settings. Is there such an app on his PC? There should be a Program Menu item (If he uses Start 8 or Classic Shell) named for his OEM, like HP or Toshiba. and the programs should be in there. Otherwise, there will be a special area for it in his Control Panel.

    I don't know what he's got, so I can't go any further.
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  6. #26


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    I agree with you Jon. There's got to be some sort of OEM or 3rd party power management program involved.
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  7. #27


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    This is his Power Menu:

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    This is Mine:

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    As you can see, Windows 8 does not have that extra "System Settings" but you can see the advanced power options link right there. No, Oops, you have to click on "Change Plan Settings" and this comes up:

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    And the "Advanced Settings" link is in that area.

    Wait - Is he using 8.1? 8.1 may look like his, I havent checked.
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  8. #28


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    Jon,

    If you click on one of the Choose...... links on the left side of "Power Options", you'll see the same screen as the OP.
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  9. #29


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    I just edited the post, are you seeing what he sees or what I see? Cos mine says "Edit Power Settings" not "System Settings"
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  10. #30


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    Same here. LOL

    Try what I edited instead.
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