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How to Change Windows 8 Time-Out?


Jessie

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#1
Hi Folks,

I've just received my new desktop computer with Win-8. I have it password protected, however. It logs me off within a minute or two. How to I change this setting in Win-8.

Thanks, J.:doh:
 

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Brink

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mvp
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#2
Hello Jessie, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Since this is only after a minute and is only logging you out instead of putting the PC to sleep or hibernate, you might check to see if it may be the screensaver timeout period. If it is, then you could either turn off screensaver password protection, or adjust it's time.

Screen Saver Password Protection -Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps, :)
Shawn
 

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    Custom self built
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    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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Brooklyn567

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Jessie

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Hi Shawn and Brooklyn,

Thanks for the welcome!:)

To clarify, I need to make this change in order to delay the system from automatically signing me (desktop at home).

Screen Saver Password Protection -Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums

System boots to the Windows 8 Lock Screen, then I login using the Log In Screen (shows only the one account). Problem occurs when I leave it for a few minutes, the screensaver (Bubbles) shows up, and then I've been logged out (sent back to the Win-8 Lock Screen).

A little confused about the second suggestion!

Thanks, Jessie
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 - 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-3770 CPU 3.40GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GT-630
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung Series 3
    Hard Drives
    2 TB
    Case
    Asus
    Keyboard
    Microsoft
    Mouse
    Microsoft
    Internet Speed
    Hi-Speed
    Browser
    IE10 & Firefox
    Antivirus
    BitDefender

Brink

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mvp
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#5

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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