Make Windows Stop Asking For A Password When It Wakes Up

If you're sick and tired of typing in your password every time your PC comes out of sleep mode, there's a simple tweak you can do to prevent it from happening again.

Over at the How-To Geek site (my home away from Lifehacker), I've written up a guide to changing the setting in each version of Windows, since it's different in all of them. For Windows 7, you can simply head to Power Options and find the Require a password on Wake Up link on the left-hand pane, in Windows XP it's on the Advanced tab of the Power Options, and in Windows Vista there's a whole bunch of extra steps — you'll need to head into the advanced power options and change the setting there.

Clearly you may want to enable this on your laptop, especially if you are travelling and keep your PC in standby most of the time — but it could really save you a lot of time, especially if you usually configure your PC to logon to Windows automatically.

Prevent Windows Asking for a Password on Wake Up from Sleep/Standby [How-To Geek]


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