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How can I disable the system asking for the password after resuming from sleep in Windows 7?

I would like to be able to use it straight away after resuming from sleep instead of having to enter the password every time.

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For actual sleep (hibbernation) the instructions are here:

  • Just head into Power Options in Control Panel, then click the “Require a password on wakeup” on the left-hand side.
  • Then click the “Change settings that are currently unavailable” link…
  • Click Prevent Windows Asking for a Password on Wake Up from Sleep/Standby

(Follow the above link, it has screenshots which are easier to understand).

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For shorter periods, you'll probably need to do the same for the screensaver too:

  • Go to the "Control Panel".
  • Click on "Appearance and Personalization".
  • Click on "Change Screen Saver".
  • Unclick "On resume, display logon screen".

(source)

  • I just noticed I don't have admin rights to change the configuration. Grrrrr... – 719016 Jun 2 '13 at 12:44

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