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How to prevent user account from automatically logging off

  1. #1


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    How to prevent user account from automatically logging off


    The user account is automatically logged off from my PC Windows 8 though the antivirus program is still running. Thus, I have to reenter the password to check the program running status. How to prevent user account to be automatically logged off in windows 8? I have already selected Never in the option of Put the computer to sleep. Thank you for your answer.

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  2. #2


    Hi there. Are you confusing “automatically logging off” with the screen locking? The screen locking is different from an account logging off. If using a password to log into an account, the locked screen demands a password.
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  3. #3


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    Windows 8


    Then, how to unlock the screen or how to remove the password setting?
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  4. #4


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    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    Windows 8.1 Review How to Disable Logon Screen - Disable Windows 8 Login - YouTube

    How to remove the password for a user ^^

    Cheers,
    Harry
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  5. #5


    There's also this tutorial by Brink: Lock Screen - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
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  6. #6


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    Windows 8


    I have tried the run and then enter netplwiz method. Actually it is the same as the change the password by leaving the blank in the new password field. However, the screen still changes to the Date, Clock screen/user account screen if no activities on the mouse or keyboard. The only difference is the user does not need to enter the password enter the desktop screen. I want the desktop screen remains active so that I can see the antivirus program running status. I have already selected Never in the option of Computer Sleep. Do you have more ideas how to keep the desktop screen active? I do not want the desktop to return to the user account screen (clock and date screen).
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  7. #7


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    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    Window Key + R


    Type “gpedit.msc”


    Navigate to: Computer configuration > administrative Templates > control panel > personalization


    click in to “Do not display the lock screen”


    Click Enabled - click ok
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  8. #8


    Did you disable the Lock Screen via the tutorial I posted in #5?
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  9. #9


    Posts : 25
    Windows 8


    I could not disable the lock screen. I went to the Control Panel > Personalization. I could not see the option of "Do not display the lock screen." There are following options under the Personalization, Change the theme, Change desktop background, change the color of taskbar and window borders, Change sound effects, Change screen saver.
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  10. #10


    UK
    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    right you need to start from the beginning we are not navigating to your nomad control panel.

    1. + R
    2. Type "gpedit.msc", Click "Ok"

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    3. Navigate to: Computer configuration > administrative Templates > control panel > personalization
    4.
    click in to “Do not display the lock screen”
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    5. Click "Enable" , click "Ok"

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    That should help.

    Cheers,
    Harry

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