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Password Protection on Wakeup - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiia View Post
    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.
    Hello Jiia,

    Did you click tap on the Change settings that are currently unavailable link to elevate it and ungray out the setting?

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    I too am on 8.1 HP OEM; I did have a password problem ages ago. I think this might help, but memory is a bit sad.

    Create a new user; do not select password but press (space I think) and the screen should change and ask you if you want to log in without a MS account. Yes oh Yes!! Make new account admin. Then when created WITHOUT password, delete the other account, then reinvent it minus password.
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