How to Disable the Password Request when Waking Up from Sleep in Windows 8 or 10

How to Disable the Password Request when Waking Up from Sleep in Windows 8 or 10

by Mihai Neacsu on 15 December 2014 · 2600 views

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If you configured Windows to automatically log you in at boot, then perhaps you noticed that you are still required to enter a password when the computer comes back from sleep. There's an easy fix to this.

The setting you are looking for can be found in Settings or Control Panel. Let's have a look at both of them.

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Method 1: Configure password request on wake up, from Settings/PC Settings

1. Open Settings (Win 10) or PC Settings (Win 8/8.1). In Windows 10, Settings can be easily accessed from Start > Settings.

2. Navigate to Accounts > Sign-in options.

3a. For Windows 10

Under Require sign-in, choose Never to turn Off password request, or choose When PC wakes up from sleep to turn On password request.

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3b. For Windows 8/8.1

Under Password policy, click Change to toggle the password request to On or Off, when PC wakes up from sleep.

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Method 2: Configure password request on wake up, from Power Options

1. Open Power Options. An easy way to do this is by pressing Win+X (opens the Power User menu) and choose Power Options.

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Alternatively, you could right-click the lower left Windows logo to get to the Power User menu, then choose Power Options.

2. On the left side, click on the Require a password on wakeup link.

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3. In the next window, click on the Change settings that are currently unavailable link.

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Click Yes if you see a UAC prompt.

4. In the next window, scroll down to the Password protection on wakeup section. Select Don't require a password and Save changes.

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That's all. You should not see the logon prompt again after your PC comes out of sleep.

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