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Sleep password protection won't turn off!

  1. #1


    Posts : 17
    windows8

    Sleep password protection won't turn off!


    In Control Panel, Power Options, you can choose to not require a password in the sleep mode. Despite setting it this way, it keeps requiring a password. Bug?

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  2. #2


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Can you get to it in Advanced Power settings? It may be grayed out in there, but clicking on it offers a way to unlock it.

    Password Protection on Wakeup - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

    Click image for larger version

    That image is slid down a little, the setting will be up at the top, right under "Change Settings that are currently unavailable" Click on the "Change" link and it should unlock the "Turn Off Password" to wake thing.
    Last edited by Brink; 06 Aug 2013 at 17:24. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello hrpshrd, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    In addition, double check what's in the yellow Tip box at the top of the same tutorial to see if it may apply as well in case it may not be just the password on wakeup.

    Password Protection on Wakeup - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  4. #4


    Posts : 17
    windows8

    where?


    Where do I find Advanced Power Settings?
    I have only found Control Panel/Power Options/Settings which seems to be the place but doesn't actually work. I think it is same place because the words you quoted are there. I have that button selected. Still have to use my password.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    It's where your Screensaver is, thats why I posted that image, it shows how to get to it.

    Check Shawn's tutorial too, see if there is something in there that's not in the Advanced Power Settings. Actually there are a few other places to check so check the tutorial.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 17
    windows8


    Ok, I appreciate the help, but where can I find "Advanced Power Plan Settings"? It is not in Control Panel and not in the Start menu. I can't go further in the tutorial without the first step!

    In Control Panel, Power Options, System Settings, there is a radio button that I have selected that says "Don't require password" when awakening. That is probably what you refer to but it doesn't work as advertised.
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  7. #7


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    64-bit Windows 10


    hrpschrd,

    See step 6 in the tutorial below to see if that is what you are opening for advanced power settings.

    Power Plan Settings - Change in Windows 8
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    I clicked on that message and it went away, giving me hope. Nope. Still have to use password after sleep.
    My Control Panel screens don't look like the tutorial but the options are the same.
    Click image for larger version

    I notice that some things require that I be logged in as the administrator. I am the only one on this computer, but am I the administrator? Is that why the computer is ignoring my settings?
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  9. #9


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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're settings look good there, but how about like in step 6 posted above in your "Power Options"?
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  10. #10


    Posts : 17
    windows8


    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).
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