I want to make Win 7 to automatically log in into my account (the only one) after Sleep. At start up it automatically logs in, but not after Sleep.

The 'Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer' option is unchecked: enter image description here

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    There might be an option in power settings "Ask for password after return from sleep". Under XP it's under the "advanced" tab
    – mveroone
    Aug 13, 2013 at 9:28
  • @Kwaio I think you might want to turn this into a full answer.
    – Suma
    Aug 13, 2013 at 9:33
  • @Suma: I have no win7 here to make sure it is actually in this option menu and it actually works... that's why I prefered to comment.
    – mveroone
    Aug 13, 2013 at 9:40
  • @Kwaio It does work in Windows 7 also :) Aug 13, 2013 at 10:09

2 Answers 2


This option resides in the Power managment options. Here is how to find it :

Go to Control Panel, locate the "Power Settings" and double-click. There you should find an "Advanced" tab where you will see a checkbox "Ask for a password after waking up from sleep" or similar.

Check it, save, and you should be set.

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    Thanks. +1 and Accepted. Enjoy your new reputation score :)
    – Gravity
    Aug 13, 2013 at 13:20
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    As it is a pretty security-related parameter it is logical to require Administrator rights to change it. Ask your local admin.
    – mveroone
    Aug 13, 2013 at 13:20

I did not find the chosen answer to work for me, but I did manage to solve it another way for my windows 7...

Start->Control Panel->Hardware and Sound->Power Options->Choose what the power button does(on the left panel)->Don't require a password(on the bottom, check this).

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