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Require password after display off 15 minutes...not there

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    windows 8.1

    Require password after display off 15 minutes...not there


    Just got a new surface pro 2.
    I had a Dell Venue 11 Pro and I could set under accounts.. sign-in options.. require password after display has been off xx minutes
    Like your tutorial: Password - Require after Display is Off in Windows 8.1


    But on SP2 there is no option for the delay, just require or don't require.

    I also tried the regedit, but that did not work either.

    I hate on the tablet to put my password in every time I turn it on. Which can be 5 -8 times an hour.

    Thanks Guys,
    Ted

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  2. #2


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by redbrick View Post
    Just got a new surface pro 2.
    I had a Dell Venue 11 Pro and I could set under accounts.. sign-in options.. require password after display has been off xx minutes
    Like your tutorial: Password - Require after Display is Off in Windows 8.1


    But on SP2 there is no option for the delay, just require or don't require.

    I also tried the regedit, but that did not work either.

    I hate on the tablet to put my password in every time I turn it on. Which can be 5 -8 times an hour.

    Thanks Guys,
    Ted
    Hi redbrick, welcome to Windows EightForums.

    What about in Power Options:

    Password Protection on Wakeup - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

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    Last edited by Brink; 29 Apr 2014 at 08:10. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  3. #3


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    windows 8.1


    Thank you and thank you for the warm welcome.

    I am actually wanting it ask for a password, but only after the computer hasn't been used for x minutes.
    Click image for larger version

    According the tutorial I should get the above option for password policy

    I only get require or don't require?
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  4. #4


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Ted, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    It sounds like you are seeing OPTION THREE below instead. I see the same thing on my Surface Pro 2 as well now with Windows 8.1 Update installed on it.

    Password Protection on Wakeup - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
    Last edited by Brink; 29 Apr 2014 at 10:28.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    windows 8.1


    Doesn't sound like it's an option? Crud!

    I wonder if it has something to do with S2 suspend and all that stuff.

    I don't pretend to understand the different suspend states, but I know on the Venue Pro forums there was a lot of discussion on them.
    Speculated as one of the reasons the Venue Pro doesn't work very well. And why we are going with the surface pro's

    If anyone figures it out......

    Thanks,
    Ted
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