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Locked and password option

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    Locked and password option


    Hi There

    Although I have configured w8 to my liking, I still have 2 niggles that I cannot fathom.

    1-I configured boot up without the need to log in with password, but now and then, for whatever reason, maybe the way I closed down, when it boots, I have to insert p/w. It also says "locked". I also have my own short cuts on desktop for shutdown and restart.

    2-as far as I know, I only use a local account, and have closed the M/S account, although it takes till July before officially being closed.

    3-forgot to ask, do I need to be administrator, I am the only person using this pc, and how do I check if I am/am not the administrator

    Thanks in advance
    Last edited by frenchman96; 15 Jun 2014 at 05:54. Reason: forgot somthing

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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    There is a login screen and a lock screen. Have a look at this, Lock Screen - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
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    Brink

    sorry, but I still have problem>>>if I shutdown using my shutdown icon, no problem, but if I leave laptop running when away from screen, when I click enter to open screen, it asks for p/w and says locked.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by frenchman96 View Post
    Brink

    sorry, but I still have problem>>>if I shutdown using my shutdown icon, no problem, but if I leave laptop running when away from screen, when I click enter to open screen, it asks for p/w and says locked.
    Password Protection on Wakeup - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

    And maybe look here, Lock Screen Timeout Period - Change in Windows 8
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  6. #6


    Hi Guys

    Think I've solved it, I took the route >>control panel(icons) etc and simply moved the radio dot

    Thanks again
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