How to Disable the Password Request when Waking Up from Sleep in Windows 8 or 10
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.
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.
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.
1. Open Power Options. An easy way to do this is by pressing Win+X (opens the Power User menu) and choose Power Options.
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.
3. In the next window, click on the Change settings that are currently unavailable link.
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.
That's all. You should not see the logon prompt again after your PC comes out of sleep.