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Password - Require after Display is Off in Windows 8.1

  1. #10


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Did you install or change anything right before this started?

    If you like, you could do a system restore using a restore point dated before it stopped automatically sleeping to undo whatever caused it.

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  2. #11


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    Win7, win8, SLES, win2003


    Does this work on Windows 7 too?
    If not is there a similar solution for it?
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  3. #12


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello xerxes8, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    I'm afraid that this setting is not available in Windows 7.

    As a workaround, you could turn on screen saver password protection, select the "Blank" screen saver, and set the wait time to be the same amount of minutes you have set to turn off the display.

    Screen Saver Password Protection -Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  4. #13


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    Win7, win8, SLES, win2003


    Yes, I know that, it is just that I have different timeouts for battery and AC operation (it is a laptop), so that solution does not fit 100%.
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