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Windows 10 Pro - now asking for password from Sleep mode...?

  • 15-03-2017 5:08pm
    Registered Users Posts: 3,244 ✭✭✭ Dinarius

    I am using Windows 10 Pro on a laptop.

    In the last week, it has been asking for a password when waking from Sleep mode.

    I have *never* used a password on this machine.

    If I right-click on the Windows logo and choose Run, and then type netplwiz > Return, the window that opens has the box "Users must enter a username or password to use this computer" unchecked, as it should be.

    So, why am I being asked for a password?

    Thanks, as always.



  • Registered Users Posts: 68,333 ✭✭✭✭ seamus

    Control Panel > Power Options > Change Plan Settings > Advanced

    In there is likely a setting for "Require Password on Wakeup"

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,244 ✭✭✭ Dinarius

    Found it under> Control Panel>All Control Panel Items>User Accounts>Make Changes to My Account in PC Settings>Sign in Options>Require Sign In...

    This was set to "When PC wakes up from sleep".

    I have no idea how that happened.

    Anyway, changed it to "Never". (Curiously, there is no Save Settings/Changes option.)

    Let's see what happens.