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When Windows 7 hibernates and then I wake it up, it always shows a screen where I have to click before I can get into the Windows environment. I don't have a password set so this intermediate screen serves no purpose - just one wasted mouse click and an unnecessary wait every time. How do I disable this so that I go from hibernating directly into my desktop without a click?

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In control panel go:

  1. Hardware and sound
  2. Power settings
  3. Change plan settings
  4. Change advanced power settings
  5. Change 'require password on wakeup' to no
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