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How to prevent user account from automatically logging off

  1. #11


    That should do it, Harry.

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  2. #12


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    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    That should do it, Harry.
    Thanks, did not think my wording was the clearest, so though screenshots would help
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  3. #13


    Posts : 25
    Windows 8


    Hi,I did type the “gpedit.msc” in the field of Run.The gpedit.msc window displayed Windows cannot find ‘gpedit.msc.’ Ok, I have not upgraded to Windows 8.1. It is Windows 8. Does it matter?
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  4. #14


    UK
    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    hey, what version of windows 8.1 do you own? as it is not a feature of all versions.

    Cheers,
    Harry
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  5. #15


    If it's the standard edition of 8, Group Policy (and therefore the editor > gpedit)) do not come on that edition. It's included in the Pro and Enterprise editions only. This is also true in 8.1 and in 7.

    Please refer to the table on this page: Announcing the Windows 8 Editions You may also want to do a Bing search with “Windows 8 gpedit”.

    You may have to either upgrade or install 3rd party software for more personalization to do so.

    Good luck.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 25
    Windows 8


    It’s Windows 8 64 bit. Actually, the Personalize can be accessed by the Settings > Change PC settings. Then I can see the Lock screen but no option to disable the lock screen. Since it does not affect the background program running, I just click the lock screen to enter the desktop (the password has been deleted) see the antivirus program running status though I still wish the desktop could be displayed all the time.
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  7. #17


    UK
    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    Have you tried option one on this tutorial:

    Lock Screen - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

    cheers,
    Harry
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  8. #18


    Posts : 25
    Windows 8


    No, because I do not want to change the Windows Registry.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 17
    windows 10Pro x64


    Hi everyone,in my case I need to know How to prevent user account from automatically logging off and not locking the screen.

    Can someone help me?
    I use windows 8.1 ENT and Server 2012.
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