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Password requirement upon awakening the computer....problem

  1. #1

    Posts : 131
    Win7-8 Dual Boot on a Commodore 64

    Password requirement upon awakening the computer....problem

    In "Power Options/System Settings" I've set/checked
    "Don't require a password."

    Yet after it is awaken with a mouse move or keyboard
    click it takes me to the Log-On Screen where I once
    again have to enter my password.

    An aside...I am using Office 365 and my MS Account is
    one of those So it may
    disable that option even if set/checked.

    Any help?


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  2. #2

    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Windunce,

    You might check to see if you may have password protection from screen saver enabled causing this.

    Screen Saver Password Protection -Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Forums
    Hope this helps,
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  3. #3

    Posts : 131
    Win7-8 Dual Boot on a Commodore 64

    Nope. No screen saver enabled.

    Though I did enable a screen saver and checked no password.
    That didn't work either.

    I would assume that it only applies to a 'local' account and not a MS/Live/Office 365 account.
    Thanks anyways
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  4. #4

    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10

    Nope, it doesn't matter if it's a local or Microsoft account.

    Do you happen to have the CTRL+ALT+DELETE secure sign in enabled? If so, that would cause you to have to sign in no matter what the settings in the previous posts were set to.

    Secure Sign-in with Ctrl+Alt+Delete - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
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  5. #5

    Posts : 131
    Win7-8 Dual Boot on a Commodore 64


    Thanks for that tip. But CTRL+ALT+DELETE secure sign in was not enabled.
    What I finally did was open Power Setting and choose "Change settings that are currently unavailable".

    I then 're-dotted' "Don't require a password".

    Next I re-booted, logged on and took a nap.

    Upon awakening [both myself and the computer] BAM, there it was; my desktop and no durn Lock-Screen.
    I have no idea why it didn't 'stick?' the first time, but all is well now :)


    Click image for larger version

    Now if they'd only allow Winkey-L to take one from desktop to desktop to desktop,
    without going the Lock-Screen....

    Just kidding. I suppose that would be an unbreachable security breach.
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  6. #6

    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10

    That's great news.

    Yeah, going from desktop to desktop like that will not be possible for security reasons.
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