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Password Protection on Wakeup - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

  1. #10


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Elbmek,

    Yeah, anytime you "switch user" or "sign out", it will take you to the sign on screen where you would select a user account to sign in as. You would then only have to type in a password of the user account if it has one created for it. A Microsoft account will always have a password for it.

    I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.

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  2. #11


    Posts : 2
    Windows 7 and Windows 8


    Okay, I have two problems with Windows 8. First is that I have it set up where you don't require password on wake-up. However, when we wake the computer up, we still require a password to get back in.

    I also set display to where it won't shut off for 30 minutes and sleep mode won't activate after 1 hour. Well, my wife (owner of the Windows 8) is using taking with skype, because of this, the computer believes she is not using the computer. Even though the monitor is set to not go off after 30 minutes, it still wants to go off after about 2 minutes.

    I have looked to see how to not make the computer go to idle after only 2 minutes, but I only came up with a solution where you have to download a program. I don't think I should have to download a program just to keep the computer from going into idle mode even after all the other settings have been made to insure this doesn't happen. I also should not require a password after waking up the computer from idle when that option is selected not to happen.
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  3. #12


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Bowser, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Double check using OPTION TWO in the tutorial to make sure that the Don't require a password setting is selected (dotted) here as well to see if that may help.

    Next, double check the screen saver settings to make sure it's set to (None), and that the On resume, display logon screen box is unchecked.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  4. #13


    Posts : 2
    Windows 7 and Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Bowser, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Double check using OPTION TWO in the tutorial to make sure that the Don't require a password setting is selected (dotted) here as well to see if that may help.

    Next, double check the screen saver settings to make sure it's set to (None), and that the On resume, display logon screen box is unchecked.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Thanks Shawn, that seems to have been the problem. Even though we had the options set up to where we didn't need the password, because the login screen was brought up after screen saver went active, the setting of not requiring a password was bypassed completely. Thanks for your help.
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  5. #14


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome Bowser. I'm happy to hear it was able to help.
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  6. #15


    Posts : 4
    windows 8


    I have tried the above steps but I still have to enter password when coming out of sleep mode. any other suggestions? I would sure appreciate an y help I am new to windows 8
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  7. #16


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Bouncer, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Double check the items in the yellow Tip box at the top of the tutorial to see if one of them may be responsible.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  8. #17


    Posts : 4
    windows 8


    Thanks Shawn,
    I took your advice and it worked problem solved
    John
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  9. #18


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome John. I'm glad it was able to sort it for you.
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  10. #19


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 x64


    None of the solutions work for me. The buttons are grayed out in all scenarios so I'm unable to change them.

    My computer has Windows 8.1 Home Premium OEM installed which might be the reason it's locked. The only way that I've been able to disable the password query is through registry but the keys keep resetting after every update. I'm just going to install retail Win 8.1 Pro so it doesn't have these arbitrary OEM restrictions.
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