Prevent Windows Asking For A Password On Wake Up From Sleep/Standby

In today’s era of malware, it is essential to secure your computer irrespective of the type of operating system. In case of Windows, the release of Windows 7 has opened the doors of efficient and effective security measures for rendering the operating system almost infallible against malware and hacks.

A common safety measure in almost all the versions of Windows is protected login via password on wake up from standby or sleep mode. It is the most demanded feature for working in a protected environment. One cannot deny its significance in preventing a wicked mind to fulfill its illicit goal by peeping into the confidential information stored on the hard disk of the computer.

Although it is not sensible to disable this feature while being on a network or while using a laptop, it can yet be quite irksome for all those who take frequent long breaks in between the work schedule.

Particularly, the home users seem to hate this feature as they have to enter the password every time the computer wakes up from standby or sleep mode. This is true in case you have configured the operating system to log you in automatically. Let us now check how to prevent Windows from asking for a password on wake up.

No Password On Wake For Windows 7

If you have Windows 7 and are wondering how to prevent the password request on wake up from sleep or standby mode, this is the section for you. The good news is that Windows 7 makes this task quite easier for you. Here are the steps of doing the same.

1. Log in as administrator.
2. Go to Control Panel –> Hardware and Sound –> Power Options.
3. On the left side, click the Require a password on wakeup option. You navigate to System Settings as shown in the breadcrumb.

4. Click the Change settings that are currently unavailable link under the Password protection on wakeup group. This will enable the two options below the link.

5. Select the Don’t require a password option.

6. Click the Save changes button.

As a tip, you can directly go to Power Options via the Start menu search.

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No Password On Wake For Windows Vista

Most of the steps mentioned above for Windows 7 remain the same for Windows Vista. However, you will face a different look and some more clicks. Here are the steps of getting rid of the password request on wake from sleep or standby mode in Windows Vista.

1. Log in as administrator.
2. Go to Control Panel –> Hardware and Sound –> Power Options.
3. Spot the power plan that you are using.
4. Corresponding to your power plan, click the Change plan settings link. You navigate to Edit Plan Settings as shown in the breadcrumb.

5. Click the Change advanced power settings link. The Power Options dialog box is displayed.

6. Click the Change settings that are currently unavailable link. This will enable the On battery drop-down list in the list box.

7. Select No from the On battery drop-down list under the Require a password on wakeup node.

8. Select No from the Plugged in drop-down list below the On battery drop-down list.
9. Click OK.



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