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Windows 8.1 Auto Lock-Screen time?

Question: Windows 8.1 Auto Lock-Screen time?

So, I have searched the internet for what I am trying to find but the only thing that comes up is how to add a timer that will turn the display off after a certain time WHILE the lock-screen is on. That's not what I am asking.

What I am asking is if there is a way to auto-lock the computer after a certain amount of time. I know you can activate a screensaver after a certain amount of time, and then once touched again it will show up at the lockscreen. That's not what I want. I have the lock-screen setup to play a slideshow of pictures that I want to play when not in use. (This is a 58" touchscreen display that is used to interact with a powerpoint presentation in a public area). If I leave the desktop screensaver option on, it'll turn off the lockscreen slides. Why does that matter if the slideshow is running you may be asking? Well, I have a script on the desktop of this computer that will lock the computer with a single click. This is because when someone is done doing a presentation, I want them to be able to lock the screen immediately so that when they walk away someone can't just walk by and start messing with a wide-open computer.

So, idk if this is possible or if someone has a better solution but i'd appreciate any input.

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after some sec of use navigator my divice my screen make some bright ticks and then go to lock screen how can i fix that..??

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Hello Forum,
 
To begin with i would like to congratulate the admin team for maintaining such an awesome forum. I never felt the need to register because most of my seraches landed to this site for solution except for this one, so here i am with my problem.
 
I have 2 week old HP pavalion notebook pc with pre-installed Windows 8.1 64bit single language. Untill few days back, when i presses windows+L the lock screen would pop up immediately. But now whenever i do it, it takes time to lock.
 
I clocked it and it took approx 30-35 sec to lock. I am not sure what might be the problem or if this is  al all normal behaviour. Have to look at 'Please wait' screen for 30 sec to get lock screen image.
 
Kindly help,
Thanks.

Answer:Windows 8.1 Lock Screen taking much time.

plz deselect lock and problem solve.

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I frequently am logging in and out of my Windows 8.1 laptop. I have a good, secure password that I use and because I'm human, sometimes I mistype it. The issue is that on these occasions, I am locked out for a good 30 seconds from attempting to
login, even for the second time.

I can understand the time delay if it were say, my 5th or 6th attempt, but for one attempt this is entirely too long. How do I go about significantly reducing this, or ideally removing it?

Thank you very much!

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Hi,

apologies if this has been covered before somewhere else.
I am trying to remove the time and date from the lock screen. having searched I have seen several customisation options but the only one that actually covered this specifically was to make a change in regedit:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SystemProtectedUserData\S-1-5-21-x-x-x-x\AnyoneRead\LocaleInfo

this brought about issues relating to administrator accounts which seem to be a common problem with windows 8.1.
nearly all of the solutions were not available to me but I finally found I could make the change in regedit by changing ownership of the file and changing the format of the time to a space. unfortunately the date is still showing.
how can I remove the date?

further, just to clarify, does the original account I signed in with have full administrator privileges? are they disabled and need to be enabled?
ive seen the tutorial on the built in elevated administrator account, this didn't work on its own either. do some files require a change of ownership to be altered regardless of which account you are signed in with including the administrator account?

any help appreciated

thanks

Brad

Answer:how to remove time and date on lock screen in windows 8.1

hi @bstevenson11 try replacing the values of "Language" and "LocaleName" to space.

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The whole thing started to appear around 3 days ago. The problem is that everytime I boot, windows 10 stays on a weird lock screen without any buttons for a long long time. There are just 4 icons in the bottom right corner (shut down, accesibility, ethernet...) It sometimes manages to get to desktop, and sometimes not. Not sure what caused it, could be a recent windows update, not sure tho. I ran some HDD scans and everything turned out fine, also did a registry cleanup, tried disabling lock screen, and nothing seems to work. Any suggestions or solutions?

Answer:Windows 10 stuck at lock screen for a long time

Welcome to the TenForums @Taukonza

Could you please review your update history and see if any updates for Windows or Drivers were installed in last week?

You mentioned when you boot. Not sure if this is happening on restart or power on or both. If it is power on booting can I suggest a quick test. Open a command prompt (admin) and type

powercfg -h off

This will disable hibernation and in turn Fast Startup. Test. If no change you can re-enable by typing

powercfg -h on

After you boot have you reviewed your Event Viewer to see if Windows is kicking out any serious errors to the system log?
Ken

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The 30 seconds, 1 minute, 3 minutes, 5 minutes screen time out is useless to me.
Anyone else feels my frustration? Does anyone know if Win10 will fix this?

Answer:Lock Screen Time Out: Will Windows 10 for Phone include the never option?

Lumia 630 has that option already.

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Personalization
Lock Screen
Screen Time-out settings
Screen: when plugged in, turn off after 5 minutes
Sleep: When plugged in, pc goes to sleep after 10 minutes

Require password on wake-up is checked.

When left alone, the screen will never turn off. Any thoughts as to why? Thanks.

Answer:Screen won't auto-lock

I was having issues getting my Windows 10 PC to actually require a password each time it woke up from sleep. The way I solved my issue was to enable the group policy for Interactive logon: Machine inactivity limit. If you set a value here the computer will lock itself after the set amount of time and require a password on waking up.

This can be found in the Local Group Policy Editor under Computer Configuration/Windows Settings/Security Settings/Local Policies/Security Options/Interactive logon: Machine inactivity limit.

I'm not entirely sure this is exactly what you're looking for, but I think it might help.

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Personalization
Lock Screen
Screen Time-out settings
Screen: when plugged in, turn off after 5 minutes
Sleep: When plugged in, pc goes to sleep after 10 minutes

Require password on wake-up is checked.

When left alone, the screen will never turn off. Any thoughts as to why? Thanks.

Answer:Screen won't auto-lock

I was having issues getting my Windows 10 PC to actually require a password each time it woke up from sleep. The way I solved my issue was to enable the group policy for Interactive logon: Machine inactivity limit. If you set a value here the computer will lock itself after the set amount of time and require a password on waking up.

This can be found in the Local Group Policy Editor under Computer Configuration/Windows Settings/Security Settings/Local Policies/Security Options/Interactive logon: Machine inactivity limit.

I'm not entirely sure this is exactly what you're looking for, but I think it might help.

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I can enable auto turn off screen after period of time in control panel. But i found in lock screen, the monitor won't turn off automatically even if the time period is expired. Is there any way to solve this?

Answer:How to enable auto-turn-off screen in lock screen

If you haven't, try setting the screen saver (can use blank) and set it to the same time as the monitor time out.

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Screensaver is disabled.

After a few minutes, 5 I think, Window 7 lcoks the computer and put up the password prompt.

I have looked through user accounts, security menus, searched web, but can't find anything.

How do I disable/control this?

Screensaver is disabled.

spinlock

PS Screensaver is diabled.

Answer:Auto screen lock(NOT SCREENSAVER)

  
Quote: Originally Posted by spinlock115


Screensaver is disabled.

After a few minutes, 5 I think, Window 7 lcoks the computer and put up the password prompt.

I have looked through user accounts, security menus, searched web, but can't find anything.

How do I disable/control this?

Screensaver is disabled.

spinlock

PS Screensaver is diabled.


Check the power settings. I'll bet that's what is doing it.

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Hi, I want to use a photo of both my kids as my lock screen but it automatically crops the pic and ruins the pic, how do I stop this. I don't care if there is black at the top and bottom of lock screen, in fact it would help to see icons. Cheers

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I recently upgraded to Windows 8.1, but it reset my custom lock screen image.  I tried re-applying it but the lock
screen preview in the settings is stuck on a load loop.  Does anyone know why that is and why it won't set my custom image as the new lock screen image?
i can't find the  C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Systemdata, folder,
in my laptop
how to get default lock screen images in 8.1? plz help me..

Answer:Lock Screen Custom Image Stuck on Load for Windows 8.1, (Can't see the default lock screen images)

Please take a look at this link and it should solve your problem.
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/29621-start-screen-set-default-background-image-windows-8-1-a.html

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Hey All,

I've lurked forever, and have found the solutions on these forums (and the prior sevenforums) exceedingly helpful, but now I'm stuck and can't find a solution.

The scenario:

Years ago I bought a Asus Transformer Pad T100. It was great. I enabled auto-signin and everything has been fine.
When I put the tablet to sleep, then wake it up, the lock screen is displayed, but once I swipe it up it auto-signs in to windows. This is my preferred behavior as it makes the lock screen act like a non-pin lock screen on a phone, and avoids mispresses of the power button causing applications to launch.

Today, I got an Asus Transformer 300 Chi. It has been pretty great so far, except for one issue that is driving me crazy: I can't repeat the above behavior.

Basically, either I don't get a lock screen at all, or I get one requiring a password. To clarify, I've confirmed that the user accounts screens on both tablet have Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer. unchecked. I do not require a password on sign-in of windows, which is great. But when I hit the power button, it just goes immediately to Windows' desktop.

On the T100, it is not set to require a password under screensaver settings, nor the Modern PC Settings' Account sections. Power settings does require a password on wakeup. And this is where things differ.

On the 300 Chi, I cannot have both the Modern PC Settings' account section to not require a password under Password Policy and power settin... Read more

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All, I keep getting a BSOD on Windows 7 64bit, it happens when the workstation is doing the idle timeout lockscreen.
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 10.0.10586.567 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP]
Kernel Summary Dump File: Kernel address space is available, User address space may not be available.

Symbol search path is: srv*
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7601.23418.amd64fre.win7sp1_ldr.160408-2045
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`0380e000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`03a50730
Debug session time: Mon Jun 27 19:14:39.230 2016 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:52:21.992
Loading Kernel Symbols
...............................................................
................................................................
................................................................
.....
Loading User Symbols
PEB is paged out (Peb.Ldr = 000007ff`fffdb018). Type ".hh dbgerr001" for details
Loading unloaded module list
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* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* ... Read more

Answer:BSOD when laptop goes to idle auto lock screen

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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Hi guys,

My magnifier and narrator auto-start on the lock screen despite them both being switched off in the Ease of Use panel. The narrator turns off when the desktop loads and the magnifier stays on in the shape of the magnifying glass in the upper left area of the screen. It's not debilitating just annoying. Anyone know how to fix it or maybe a regedit that can get rid of them completely?

Answer:On lock screen, Narrator and Magnifier auto-start, switched off

kbakermemphis said:

Hi guys,

My magnifier and narrator auto-start on the lock screen despite them both being switched off in the Ease of Use panel. The narrator turns off when the desktop loads and the magnifier stays on in the shape of the magnifying glass in the upper left area of the screen. It's not debilitating just annoying. Anyone know how to fix it or maybe a regedit that can get rid of them completely?



Hi

Turning OFF Narrator.

Click Settings>Ease of Access>Which takes you to Narrator or Magnifier or High Contrast.

Click Narrator OFF and Also Click Start Narrator Automatically OFF (With the ON/OFF Sliders)

Turning Magnifier OFF.

Settings>Ease of use>Which takes you to Narrator or Magnifier or High Contrast.

Now this time you do it just a little bit different.

Click on Magnifier but this time Turn OFF Start Magnifier Automatically (First!)

Then go back up and Turn OFF Magnifier (Both of which are done with the ON/OFF Sliders)

At which point you will see the little Banner with the Magnifying Glass and all its magnification settings, on the Top Right Corner of which is an 'X' so Click the 'X' and Close it down.

Having done that, come out of that Menu altogether by clicking outside of that Menu.

In the Event that you can still see the Magnifying Glass on the Screen, then Click directly on it and it will disappear! until such time as you decide that you may want to use it at some future time.

But ... Read more

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How can I have the weather on my glance screen without setting the weather app as my lock screen? As I have the live lockscreen set!

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Is there any way to keep the lock screen from shutting me down if I don't do anything on the keyboard for a minute or 2 minutes, or whatever it is? I followed some instructions that I found on the internet that involve adding ".bak" or ".backup" to the lock screen file in "SystemApps" but it didn't have any effect. Then I clicked on "Settings" in the Start menu and got totally lost in all that stuff.

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Hello, I like seeing AM/PM on any time value. I already know if it's AM or PM, but it looks more Proper to see the AM or the PM with whatever time it is.

What Registry modification/Program can help me achieve this?

Thanks

Answer:AM/PM For The Time At The Lock Screen

You can change the time format, how time is shown on Windows notification area freely but AM / PM is regardless of your settings never shown in Windows Clock and lock screen if 24 hour clock has been selected.

To change how time is shown on Windows desktop, select Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Region, click Additional settings:



Now change time formats manually typing any of the following values for short time. Add :ss for long time for seconds:

h:mm
12 hour clock, no leading zero, no AM / PM

h:mm tt
12 hour clock, no leading zero, with AM / PM

hh:mm
12 hour clock, with leading zero, no AM / PM

hh:mm tt
12 hour clock, with leading zero, with AM / PM

H:mm
24 hour clock, no leading zero, no AM / PM

H:mm tt
24 hour clock, no leading zero, with AM / PM

HH:mm
24 hour clock, with leading zero, no AM / PM

HH:mm tt
24 hour clock, with leading zero, with AM / PM

Here I have selected 24 hour clock with AM / PM, but it's only shown in notification area. Opening clock does not show AM / PM, nor does lock screen, whatever settings I have chosen as long as I am using 24 hour clock:



Using 12 hour clock AM / PM is always shown in Clock and lock screen if selected.

Kari

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Windows 8 keeps locking the screen, seems maybe 1 minute after not touching it. I would like to set that to something like 20 minutes, but I can't see where to do that?

Answer:How do I set the time limit for screen lock

Try looking in Control Panel under Power Option settings.
You can adjust for Battery and Power options / to your needs.

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I need some sort of registry hack or software to get the current time somewhere on the sign-in screen. Please help

Answer:How to get the current time on the lock screen?

Hello Sayan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Not sure, but luckily for you, the Lock screen in Windows 8 will have this for you.

Lock Screen - Background Image - Change in Windows 8

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Anyone else seeing this issue? If I put my tablet into standby when I wake it I don't get the lock screen and it just goes straight to the start screen or whatever app I was using. If I put it into standby again then I'll get the lock screen the next time I wake it but then the next time it won't appear again. I've checked and it's literally every other time.

Toshiba Encore 8 on build 10162

Answer:Lock screen only appears every other time

No-one else? I tried doing a refresh and setting up a PIN and it's still doing the same thing here. Not good for device security.

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Hello, I used to use a reg file for Windows 8.1 to customize the time until the screen turns off during the Lock Screen Time Out. I want to know if that command still applies for Windows 10.

The reg file command is:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Lock Screen]
"SlideshowDuration"=dword:000493e0
(where the screen turns off after 5 minutes).

I have the formula to figure out what you need to calculate to insert after "dword" for the amount of time until the screen times out (goes black). Ask me for the formula... as long as the above works.

Thanks

Answer:Lock Screen Slideshow Time Out

Never mind. I went into the Registry and checked it out.

Yes, the same exact rules apply here like in Windows 8.1

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as titleMy usb mouse auto disconnect and reconnect time and time,no one knows when the mouse will disconnect,but every time when that mouse disconnect ,it will be reconnected in 2-5sec.Screen flash and flash when I use discrete graphic card with the battery or use AC when connect the external display with VGA CABLE.Mouse: Logitec G400/G1Display:Lenovo D2081WIDEmachine:T430 2349 CTO

Answer:Usb mouse auto disconnect time and time,Screen flash and flash when I use discrete graphic card

some other infomation: every time when the mouse disconnect I heard the sound which like USB DEVICE unplug,and when it reconnected I heard the sound which like USB DEVICE plug in.

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I have a Nokia 1020 and I would like to remove the date and time function from the lock screen. Is this possible. Thankyou

Answer:Can I remove the date and time from the screen lock?

because you posted on my birthday I thought I'd help you out.
go to settings - glance - you can turn it off from there
good luck
Phil

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I sign in with my MS account (administrator) and after signing in and using win+l the time format is correct hh:mm (24hr) but after each restart the time format reverts to h:m (12hr). This after successfully upgrading from 8.1 pro 64bit to 10. What am I missing? Thanks

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Hello,
First I want to point out that the "Play a slide show on the lock screen" is not the option that I'm looking for, since it remembers the original image that was set for the lock screen after I log back in, or restart the computer.

I am looking for an option that will always load a random picture from a certain folder to appear as my lock screen, every time the lock screen appears.
So for example, I turn on the computer and I see Image #1. I log into my account and after a few minutes I lock the computer. When I lock the computer, I want to see Image #7 as the lock screen. Now I restart the computer. Windows shuts down and starts up again. I am now at the lock screen again. I want to see Image #4. (The reason why those image numbers are like that is because they're random).

So does anyone know of an option in Windows that can do that, or a 3rd party program that can do that?

Thanks so much

Answer:Set A Random Image Every Time The Lock Screen Appears

It costs $1.99 but it sounds like exactly what you asked for:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/stor...r/9wzdncrdqvl5

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How to remove date and time on my lock screen of nokia xl

Answer:how to remove date and time in Nokia XL screen lock?

Hi, it sounds like you are talking about Glance screen.
Check out the post below which describes how to turn it off.https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...10-mobile.html

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We recently istalled XP onto our laptops, but the big problem we have is when you log on, it the laptop sets idle for fifteen miuntes, it locks forcing you to relog in. Can someone tell me where to go to set the time for longer than fifteen minutes. I have checked the registry and security setting and have not found it. Thanks
 

Answer:Windows XP user auto lock

Try going Control Panel >> Power Options >> System Standby (Change Value to desired)
 

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Hi, new to these forums, hope I don't break any rules or anything here.

My laptop is a
Sony Vaio - Model: SVE141R11L
Product name: SVE14135CXB
Pre-loaded with Windows 8 x64
Intel(R) Core i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz
6GB RAM w/ 900GB HDD space
Purchased in Navy Exchange last year (around July 2013)

I have dropped it once or twice from at most a 3ft fall inside a padded case. I mostly use my computer for school work, some gaming, extensive video/photo editing, internet browsing. I've installed some debatable programs but have been installed long ago. Most of my programs included Microsoft Office, Adobe suite, Steam, iTunes, uTorrent, McAfee VirusScan Enterprise, Winrar, VLC, etc. But are now gone due to the refresh I had just done last week for prior problems, but still experience problems.

I recently been having issues with my computer where it just won't respond at all. Like today, I had it working for a few hours, but then went out and left my laptop on the lock screen, and came back to it being completely stuck. Completely stuck as in, no keys or clicks would unlock the screen to the login prompt. However, my cursor was fully able to move around the screen, and my caps/num lock buttons work as they display the lights enabling/disabling them. The time when it was stuck was 8:03pm, but the clock was stuck on 7:55. But on the bottom of the front of the laptop, the HDD orange light is not lit up at all, which I believe suggest that the HDD is not reading/properly reading. Oddly e... Read more

Answer:Windows 8 Lock Screen Stuck, Cursor/num/cap lock work

Sounds like one too many drops killed the computer. You may get lucky and find a local mom & pop shop that will fix it cheaper then Sony.

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Hi,I just bought an ideapad u410 and am still getting used to it.I trie to get the auto dim feature that's in the powermanagement setting to work, but it does not seem to get triggered.The button's to do it manually work so its possible, but i like it to be automatic aswell.  Using Google i found some references to the same problem, that was fixed by updating the drivers of the screen & the videocard. Only thing is that i can't install the update that the NVIDIA says are available for this card. any one has encountered this problem aswel? or knows an fix? 

Answer:ideapad u410 screen won't auto dim after set time.

Sjoeter wrote:Hi,I just bought an ideapad u410 and am still getting used to it.I trie to get the auto dim feature that's in the powermanagement setting to work, but it does not seem to get triggered.The button's to do it manually work so its possible, but i like it to be automatic aswell.  Using Google i found some references to the same problem, that was fixed by updating the drivers of the screen & the videocard. Only thing is that i can't install the update that the NVIDIA says are available for this card. any one has encountered this problem aswel? or knows an fix? Hi,have you tried updating the drivers from the Lenovo site for your model?

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Hi, a couple months ago I set my vista to automatically lock my computer after around 30 mins if no input is detected. Of course now that I want to watch a movie it gets really annoying. It figures that I forgot how I turned it on lol. Would someone mind telling me how to turn it back off?

EDIT: I believe I found the option. Thanks for your time anyway. If this doesn't work I will post again.
 

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I regularly use the 24 hour time format for all of my systems.
Its not a major issue I have now with Win10, but its annoying a bit.

Before I logon to Windows 10, the default lock screen theme has the time in 12 hour format instead of the 24 hour format.
In Windows, I set everything in 24 hour time. Period. I just don't like 12 hour time.
However, when I sign out or just by locking my screen, it does show the time in 24 hour format.
But when I reboot my system it shows the time in 12 hour format.

Is this a bug or what in Win10?

Thanks!

Answer:Win10 Default Lock Screen theme does not show 24 Hour Time

Mine shows 24 hour.

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Hey guys, I have been having a pretty major dilemma with my computer. So basically:
A few days ago (January 11, 2018), I downloaded the new windows update (forget the name every time ). It was initially working out quite well. Fast forward to like four o' clock, when I leave home for a few hours. I then come back to my computer, awakening it from its sleep, and then the lock screen is utterly broken. It appears as a white screen with red and green (maybe blue too???) lines running to and fro. My cursor as well appeared as a jumbled mess of black pixels. I have been dealing with this dilemma for the past few days (today is January 16 2018 at time of writing), and I have had no luck searching for help. If you have any knowledge of what is happening, or can offer help, then please offer it, that will be wonderful.
EDIT: Oh, forgot to include this, but I have tried a malwarebytes scan (probably at January 12, 2018), but it did not come up with anything important.

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I regularly use the 24 hour time format for all of my systems.
Its not a major issue I have now with Win10, but its annoying a bit.

Before I logon to Windows 10, the default lock screen theme has the time in 12 hour format instead of the 24 hour format.
In Windows, I set everything in 24 hour time. Period. I just don't like 12 hour time.
However, when I sign out or just by locking my screen, it does show the time in 24 hour format.
But when I reboot my system it shows the time in 12 hour format.

Is this a bug or what in Win10?

Thanks!

Answer:Win10 Default Lock Screen theme does not show 24 Hour Time

Mine shows 24 hour.

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Whenever I press Win-L, it locks to my welcome screen and stays locked like that, even if my screensaver comes up. But when my computer automatically locks after 5 min. it goes to the "Unlock this Computer" dialog box.

Is there anyway to change the auto-lock to my welcome screen?
 

Answer:Win-L locks to Welcome Screen, but auto-lock goes to "Unlock this Computer"

Bump!
 

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I'm running windows 8 pro x64intel i5 2400 @3.10 ghz
ram 8gb


first i tried installing via store, but there's an error.. we can't connect to the internet right now
so i tried downloading the iso version via (upgrade with a product key)
made a bootable usb out of it
inserted the usb into a USB 3.0 hub while win 8 is running
proceeds with the upgrade then after the setup restarts and says "Setting up"
i get error 0x101 0x30018 searching the net i found some solution like
update amd graphics driver, disable lan etc via bios, update your bios
did all that... still same
next: tried uninstalling tuneup utilities
inserted the USB installer to a USB 2.0 Hub
Somehow i got past to the stage "applying settings 99%" then 100% restarting and now i got the ....restoring to previous version

currently: trying to remove eset, hope it helps... will post soon if i can get this running <<eset removed same issue
Thanks

Answer:Windows 8.1 BSOD: Invalid kernel auto boost lock release

No memory dumps in this upload. Please try this:





Upload Dump Files:
NOTE: If using a disk cleaning utility, please stop using it while we are troubleshooting your issues.
Please go to C:\Windows\Minidump and zip up the contents of the folder. Then upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.
Left click on the first minidump file.
Hold down the "Shift" key and left click on the last minidump file.
Right click on the blue highlighted area and select "Send to"
Select "Compressed (zipped) folder" and note where the folder is saved.
Upload that .zip file with your next post.

If you have issues with "Access Denied" errors, try copying the files to your desktop and zipping them up from there. If it still won't let you zip them up, post back for further advice.

If you don't have anything in that folder, please check in C:\Windows for a file named MEMORY.DMP. If you find it, zip it up and upload it to a free file hosting service. Then post the link to it in your topic so that we can download it.

Also, search your entire hard drive for files ending in .dmp, .mdmp, and .hdmp. Zip up any that you find and upload them with your next post.

Then, follow the directions here to set your system for Minidumps (much smaller than the MEMORY.DMP file): Set MiniDumpMore info on dump file options here: Overview of memory dump file options for Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2... Read more

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Hi,

I looking for a way to limit time on the PC - auto lock Windows after 30 minutes, even (and especially) when the computer is not idle.
When the user will log back into Windows by entering the Windows password, the counter will start again from 30 minutes.

The app should start automatically and silent with Windows, and the user should not be able to stop this app without a password.

Thanks, Nir.

Answer:Force lock windows after set time

Use parental controls. Only works on user accts, not admins.

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Is there any way that i can set my Windows XP x64 Version computer to lock itself out after 2 minutes or something?

Answer:Lock Windows after a period of time

greetings
will you explain a little more clearly what you want to do.. and please remove the link from your signiture.
thankyou

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Hi,

how to disable Caps lock, num lock, scroll lock screen messages?



I have desktop pc with two keyboards usb and bluetooth. Also TOSHIBA Bluetooth Stack software, but in device manager: keyboard > hid keyboard device both using microsoft drivers. And I dont have any software installed for keyboards. Also bluetooth has separate system tray indications (it is also disabled) so its not that. I made some googling and found other fix it with Hkey_Local_Machine\Software\Widcomm\BTConfig\General KeyIndication set to 0, but I dont have it in registry. Acualy I dont have anywhere in registry KeyIndication. So any ideas how to disable it? Thanks

Answer:Caps lock, num lock, scroll lock screen messages

Hi,

You'll find that the messages are controlled by a piece of software that came pre-installed on your machine when you bought it. Try looking for a Hotkey managing app to see if the notifications can be disabled.


OS

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I am running Windows 10 on my two home computers (laptop and desktop), and it drives me crazy that the console locks after 5 minutes and we have to enter a PIN to wake it back up. My wife has pretty much stopped using the laptop because she can't stand it. I had figured out how to disable it in Windows 8.1, but it appears they removed the option to add that to the settings in Windows 10. I have been searching the interwebs for days to try and find a solution posted somewhere and I am really surprised by the lack of complaints about this. I can't believe we're the only ones who find it maddeningly annoying. Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions about what to do?
Thanks,
Nate

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As the title says, I couldn't find it anywhere, but I was looking to have it so that after a set period of time Windows will automatically lock out the user (me). I'm not talking about having a screensaver come up, but I've seen it before, where it basically looks like the logon screen of XP, where you have to click on your name to go back into Windows, and type in your password again.

Can someone direct me to where I set this option? I thought it'd be in the standard haunts, but I don't see it anywhere.

Thanks!
 

Answer:Having windows lock-out after time (requiring password) but not screensaver

I've not seen this done outside the screensaver options, but this link has another option.

Reading more, I think what you really want is the screensaver option, but use the logon.scr with password enabled.
 

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So I just installed Windows 8 on my system, and it was all going smoothly, until I got to installing Steam. After I clicked through a few menus, Steam finally started to install, but the progress bar never went up. If I tried to do anything else (Open task manager, stop the installation, etc...) everything would just lock up and I couldn't do anything.

At this point my only option was to restart, so I did just that. After about an hour of waiting for Windows to boot back up, I gave up and tried to do a system repair. This failed too, so I just re-installed Windows 8. I tried this 4 times. The first few times I thought it was because I might have had incorrect chipset drivers installed, but even when I did get the correct ones, it had the same issue.

At this point my only thought is that maybe I should do all available windows updates before I start installing steam? Otherwise, I'm out of ideas for getting this to work. It's also looking like this may be some sort of hardware failure, possibly ram?

So has anyone else experienced this, or do you have advice?

Motherboard: ASUS M5A99X EVO
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 ghz
Graphics card: HIS ATI Radeon 7770, 1 GB ram
Ram: 2 x 4GB(2 sets) G.Skill Ripjaws X series, total 16 GB

Answer:Installing Steam causes windows to lock up, long boot time

I have Windows 8 on my PC since arrival on MSDN and since then my Steam client works fine.
But yet difference is that my Win 8 is upgraded with latest updates.

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How can I change lock screen by my picture each time I login? (not use Bing's picture)

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hi,

is there such a function with windows 7? where i can type in a certain amount of time and the pc/lap top will switch itself off so i can leave it downloading and go to bed but not have to leave the lap top running over night?

Answer:auto shut down after x amount of time with windows 7

Create a new shortcut with this address;
shutdown -s -t ### -f
### = number of seconds

Of course, don't forget to run it before you go to bed

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Hi all, I created a Windows Credential (Control Panel/Credential Manager/Windows Credential/Add a Windows Credential) for my external Synology NAS so that I don't have to input my NAS username and password each time I want to map the NAS as a drive in Windows Explorer. The strange thing is that the credential is created successfully but after a certain time, or after reboot it disappears from the list as if auto deleting itself. Any idea whats happening? Thanks

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Hi All,
Please kindly let me know how could i stop the spotlight (drop-down) screen in windows 10 using registry settings.
Means while we lock the computer or while we restart the computer then there one screen appears then we press "Space" and then went to up and then we can see the login credential page to login to the windows. I need to disable the same screen using
registry change".

I have tried with the registry
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\
Right-click the Windows folder and click New > Key. Name this new key "Personalization" and then navigate inside it.

but still i am getting the drop-down screen in windows i want to disable the screen it should not appears on the login page.
please let me know how could i disable that screen.
OR
If we can increase the time for the screen then how we can increase the time to display the screen.

Thanks & Regards,
Yogendra 

yogendra kumar

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Hello, Windows 10 Pro, fully fully updated. The following happens on two completely different machines (desktop and laptop of different manufacturers).

Up until some time ago (I believe, before Creator's Update, but not 100% certain about that), I used to have Windows Spotlight activated, so that almost every day or every other day, on lock screen, I get one of those lovely photos from Microsoft world archive. However, I not only used to get them on the Lock Screen, they were appearing on the Sign-In screen as well on the first boot-up and Sign-in, as I thought they should, as Windows Spotlight works that way (right?). And I really liked it.

But as of one update, that stopped happenning. Windows Spotlight still works fine on Lock Screen, new photos just fine, but on the sign-in screen, I keep getting the Windows 10 default backgroud photo, the beach/cave one.

Needless to say, I changed nothing in the Sign-In or Lock screen settings at all.

Any ideas on how to fix this? I've already tried the "Brinx fix". Also, needless to say, I've tried resetting the Windows Spotlight back to Photo, and reboot and back countless times.
Cheers

Answer:Windows Spotlight Lock screen photo not coming up on Sign-in screen

Same here & has been happening since a CU in June, I've put it down to MS possibly breaking Spotlight with that CU or they've removed the feature.

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Hello, Windows 10 Pro, fully fully updated. The following happens on two completely different machines (desktop and laptop of different manufacturers).

Up until some time ago (I believe, before Creator's Update, but not 100% certain about that), I used to have Windows Spotlight activated, so that almost every day or every other day, on lock screen, I get one of those lovely photos from Microsoft world archive. However, I not only used to get them on the Lock Screen, they were appearing on the Sign-In screen as well on the first boot-up and Sign-in, as I thought they should, as Windows Spotlight works that way (right?). And I really liked it.

But as of one update, that stopped happenning. Windows Spotlight still works fine on Lock Screen, new photos just fine, but on the sign-in screen, I keep getting the Windows 10 default backgroud photo, the beach/cave one.

Needless to say, I changed nothing in the Sign-In or Lock screen settings at all.

Any ideas on how to fix this? I've already tried the "Brinx fix". Also, needless to say, I've tried resetting the Windows Spotlight back to Photo, and reboot and back countless times.
Cheers

Answer:Windows Spotlight Lock screen photo not coming up on Sign-in screen

Same here & has been happening since a CU in June, I've put it down to MS possibly breaking Spotlight with that CU or they've removed the feature.

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Windows 10 v1607 displays the lock screen image on the sign-in screen too, which is pretty cool in my opinion.
But if you wish to display a plain login screen, Open Start Menu, click on Settings.
Open Personalization settings and select Lock screen from the left panel.
Here you will see Show lock screen background picture on the sign-in screen.
Toggle the button to the Off position.

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Moving between UK and Europe there is a 1 hour time difference. Previous phones get the local time from the network - not the 640!!!
Stuck on UK time is quite embarrassing turning up for a meeting 1 hour late.
Have checked the phone settings - automatically detect is selected in Time / Date area.
Anyone able to help?

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I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro. Everytime or almost everytime I click on an app or go to the desktop and try to get on IE 10 (desktop version), my screen flashes and goes black for a few seconds then returns me to the screen with the space needle, then I click on it and it signs me back in. When I try to use Google Chrome, the websites freeze up on me. I don't want to have to reinstall/reformat as I paid $40 for this for one, and secondly, I don't want to have to repurchase Office 2010 as my licenses ran out. Please help. I ran every update that comes up and restart, but this doesn't change this issue. I'm hoping there will be a patch or service pack or some update that will fix this. Any ideas why it does this and any way to fix it without reformatting?

Answer:Windows 8 Pro, screen goes black and back to lock screen

I had the same problem at first. Then one day the listing of all my apps disappeared. I did a refresh and lost a lot of programs but the files were still there. Then I noticed that the problem with the apps had fixed itself and they worked. My feeling is that the initial install wasn't complete and the refresh completed the install. Recently, after loading my Epson printer's CD, the apps once again disappeared. Had to do a system restore. Now I am having trouble with my screen just being black and not coming on at all...even after a reboot. Win8 has a lot of problems.

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Hi was wondering if others experience this. Trying to figure out the cause and if there is a fix.

When I turn on or restart my computer after the teal windows logo with the spinning wheel the screen will flash off quickly then come back on black and then 10 seconds later show the lock screen.

It's kind of annoying to have this delay happening and wondering if it's normal or something that can be fixed.

Answer:Black Screen after teal windows before lock screen

Hi BFG,

That sounds normal to me. The only variation might be "how long" you pause on the black screen (while your boot is being processed). Now, for some, that black screen might flash for only a few seconds but for others, it could last quite some time. My advice is to do nothing and live with it.

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How can I change the windows 8.1 login screen (that comes with a password) and replace it with any image? I'm not talking about the LOCK screen. I searched a lot , some websites told me to edit the group policy and add a custom image here

C:\Windows\system32\oobe\info\backgrounds
But this method did not work. What should I do? I don't need any third party paid software. I require a free method.

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Our just updated Ease Of Access Replacer by Lee, lets you replace the Ease of Access button with some useful tools.
You can use it to take out Logon Screen Screenshots and Lock Screen Screenshot.
The Screenshots are saved to C:\Screenshots.
Check out the details here. Works on Windows 7 and Windows 8.

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id like to know if I can create a lock screen when my computer boots up to completely lock it from a very advanced user? Or any other ideas would be great. I'd like to know when im not home my computer is completely locked from my very spying boyfriend! I live alone, but sometimes he's here while im working. Im using windows 7 home premium. Thanks ahead of time for any ideas
 

Answer:would know if ican setup a lock screen wheny computer boots up to completly lock it .

Re: would know if ican setup a lock screen wheny computer boots up to completly lock

Don't log in :-D

Use a very difficult password. We have plenty of password generators on majorgeeks.
Enable the system admin account and password protect it.
Those two are probably enough. How advanced is he?
 

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When i try to wake my phone up, it shows "resuming" for two or three seconds and then displays the lock screen. Is anyone else facing this issue ? Is there any solution to this problem ?

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Question: Auto-Lock?

uhhh hey! I got a question about my computor. uhh first is that when I tried to run a program, it auto-lock my computor. Anyone know how to stop this auto-locking bussiness? Thanks!

Answer:Auto-Lock?

Can you verify further whats the auto locking thingy? Is it says User Account Control, which have a Continue and Cancel button on it?

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My friends dv7-1135nr is not posting. The num lock and caps lock led light will flash once every 2 seconds at the same time. According to HP this issue is a " not functional" cpu. I am ordering another cpu for 16.00 off ebay because this is cheaper opposed to ordering another board. Anyone else have this issue? And if so did you fix it ?
 

Answer:dv7-1135nr black screen caps lock/num lock flashing

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I have Windows XP Pro, SP2.

I was wondering what affect the new daylight savings time start/stop dates will have on Windows and if there is something I should do. Has this been addressed by an update? Somebody please tell me if this has already been addressed and if not is there anything I should do?

royeo
 

Answer:Will the change in the start/stop dates of daylight savings time break Windows auto..

February 2007 cumulative time zone update for Microsoft Windows operating systems
 

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Well, I have no idea what caused this but the tablet buttons (even the on/off button) the lights for caps lock and scroll lock as well as the automatic screen orientation change when I flip it to be a tablet have stopped working.Also the screen does not turn off anymore when the lid is closed. Reinstalled pretty much all of the drivers, no effect.Any ideas? Is this thing already broken?

Answer:X41 tablet buttons + scroll lock and caps lock lights + screen orientation change stopped working!

well, SOMETHING is broken.. though it would seen unlikely it is hardware.. a question: did you load anything new just before this happened..?anything at all..scanner drivers or printer drivers or a new application..? OH!, welcome to the lenovo community..! 





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I've tried searching through the forum but can't see anyone who has a similar issue.

I can access the lock screen settings and I can see all available apps and have set a detailed status app and a couple of less detailed ones. However, when I actually get to the lock screen after having set the apps to appear, there is nothing but the time and date and WiFi in bottom-right corner.

Could this be because I am logging in locally rather than using a MS account?

Answer:Lock screen apps not showing up on lock screen

I'm having exactly the same issue, and I log in using a Microsoft account.

- CMW

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Can anyone tell me how to eliminate the lock screen preview and bypass the 'Sign In' button on the lock screen?

I often put my computer to sleep then to bring it back (in Windows 7) I would simply hit the space bar and turn on my mouse and it would go straight to my desktop. Now, I hit the space bar turn on my mouse, and it takes me to the lock screen preview then I hit the space bar and it takes me to a lock screen where I have to click 'Sign In' even though I have no password set.

I'm guessing I'll no longer be able to hit the spacebar, turn on my mouse and go directly to the desktop but if I can hit the spacebar, turn on the mouse, then hit the space bar one last time, that would be satisfactory.

Answer:Lock Screen Preview and Lock Screen nuisance

Turns out, the instructions I found to not require a password at the sign in screen did the trick for me.

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I'm using windows 7 under local company network, I setup never shutdown monitor and harddisk, no screen password protection,

I didn't press CTRL+ALT+DEL to lock the computer, but after I left my desktop for more than 30 minutes, system autoatically CTRL+ALT+DEL and lock my desktop, so how to disable this if I want to leave my desktop for more than 30 minutes?

Answer:auto lock after 30 minutes

Talk to your network administrator.

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I know that you can set up windows to auto login the computer using "control userpasswords2" then you can tell it to log into the windows; therefore, allowing windows to continue booting the rest of the computer up.

Seeing that I want this on a server. I need the computer to log into the computer and then lock the computer right away.

Is there a command that I can put into the "startup" folder that will allow me to do this?

Answer:Auto Lock after Login

I think thats how it works as well..

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I just installed a new PC at a clients and shut off the hibernate and stuff like that. I cannot, though, get it to stop locking their session after 10 minutes. How can I stop this from happening? Any help would be appreciated.
Michelle

Answer:Stopping Auto Lock in XP sp 3

I'm not sure I understand your question properly but if you are refering to needing a password after the screensaver has come on & the display has turned off go to Control Panel>Display & click the screensaver tab.
On the page take the check mark out of "On resume paeeword protect"

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So I had a friend stay over a few days and had to enable the auto lock feature and ask for a password (yeah "had", I know). Before anything was changed I had power options set to turn off my screen after 10 minutes and not to ask for a pass on resume. Post friend visit I had screen set to power off like same cept ask for a password. Friend left and tried undoing my settings.

I currently have, under power options, Don't require a password selected, power off monitor to never, under group policy "Prompt for password on resume" set to disabled, and disabled password logon under userpasswords2. On the screen saver settings dialog then screen saver is set to none and the "On Resume, Display logon screen" is greyed out and CHECKED. Wait is currently set to 10 however after 1 minute windows autolocks. That started after my frustration with the issue and I changed a setting I can't find anymore. Setting wait to 9999 doesn't affect the 1 minute timer.

I don't want it to auto lock anymore and google found only 1 other person with a similar issue and no one had an answer. I can't figure it out and I fix computers for a living. Anyone have an ideas?

Answer:Unstoppable Auto Lock

Hi! Verdigo, welcome to W7F

The option:





Quote:
"On Resume, Display logon screen" is greyed out and CHECKED


Might be that way because you say you do not have a screensaver selected...Try selecting one, click Apply, and see what happens.

There is also this tutorial:
Screen Saver Password Protection -Enable or Disable

Since you have 7ultimate see if option three, step four will work.

But I feel once you do select a screensaver the option will revive.

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Hello,

I found a guide somewhere detailing the following instructions:
1) run "netplwiz" and uncheck "users must enter password..."
2) create a startup shortcut "rundll32 user32,LockWorkStation"

But, Raymond Chen says "Please don't do this. The LockWorkStation function was not designed to be run via Rundll32. To be run via Rundll32 a function needs to match a very specific function signature, which LockWorkStation doesn't. As a result, the stack is misaligned on return and what happens next is anybody's guess."

So, instead of that, I made a shurtcut for "tsdiscon.exe" which is goes into the switch user screen. Is that a proper way to do it, or is it improper like the runddl method above?

Answer:Auto Login and Lock

Hello Osomphane, and welcome to Vista Forums.

I'm not certain what the purpose of this would be for. When an account is locked, you will have to enter the password anyway to unlock and log on to that account again anyway. It seems like it would serve the same purpose to just disable auto login and allow Vista to startup to the log on screen instead and to log in when ready. For sleep modes, you can enable the password protection on wakeup option to force a log in at wakeup to prevent unauthorized access.

Hope this helps some,
Shawn

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Is there a way I can make my computer automatically log in and then lock my account so that it does my startup programs automatically? (on Windows 7 x64)

Answer:Auto Logon and Lock

Hello Michael,

I haven't tried this, but I suppose that after you set your computer to log on automatically to a user account you should be able to do either option below.

Create a lock computer shortcut and place it in your Startup folder in the Start Menu for this.

OR

You could also create a task to run the lock computer shortcut at startup with or without a delay for this as well.

Task - Create to Run a Program at Startup and Log On

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My computer frequently is locking up and automatically rebooting itself. The only error messages I ever get our from IE that say iexplorer has generated errors and needs to be closed. I can okay the message and continue browsing but eventually I get a lock up or auto reboot.

I recently formatted my hard drive and have started all over with all applications. Currently I'm only running windows and have my wireless nic drivers installed.

Thanks,
Phil
 

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PC will auto lock every few hours. You must then unlock by pressing CTRL+ALT+DLT and then enter the Windows password. This PC is equiped with Windows XP and is part of a Network. The screen saver is not engaged.
 

Answer:PC will auto lock every few hours

Are you attached to a domain, and log into a domain account?

If you do, then the administrators have the auto lock turned on as part of their user script. Not much you can do about it, short of asking an administrator to lengthen it or remove it.
 

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I have windows XP Home SP3. IS there a program or method to lock the computer after the start up. you have use password to use the computer but after all start up programs started

what I want in other work equivalent to {start up without password and then automatic switch user or automatic win + L} but this time you need to enter a password to log in again.

I have "TweakUI for Windows XP" or "Powertoys for Windows XP", this take care of login without entering the password but computer still have to manually lock the computer or stay idle at least 1 min before it is locked

However, I want the computer to be locked immediately after start up and the startup programs load in the background.

Answer:how to auto lock XP after startup

Probably you would like to read this.

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I have a Acer Aspire 7750G-9411 laptop. I recently had to reload my operating system. since then the "on-screen " icon for the cap's lock and number's lock does not show up. I made sure to download and install all of the drivers but have been able to restore this one frature. Thanks for any help you can give me. Cliff

Answer:on-screen icon for Caps lock / number's lock is mi...

If you are using Windows 8, then it is important to note that the on-screen indicators for Num Lock and Caps Lock are not available in Windows 8. To know more about this, you can refer to the link below:http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/30035/~/no-num-lock-and-caps-lock-indicator If you are using Windows 7, you can check if following the steps below helps:1. Click on "Start".2. Type keyboard in the "Search" field.3. Double-click "Keyboard options".4. Go to "Key settings" tab and then, go to "Key settings" list.5. Locate and double-click "Caps Lock" and select the option "Display Caps Lock status on screen". Click "Finish".6. Follow Step 5 for Nums Lock as well. Hope this will resolve your issue.

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Hi. I recently bought a new R5-417T laptop, and in the process of personalisation found no intuitive way to disable the caps-lock or num-lock notifications. (Windows 10 btw)  ^Notification in question^ How would I go about disabling this? I've tried looking in the BIOS, in regedit and some mythical "Launch Manager" program bundled with older acer laptops that I can't find a working version for.

Answer:How to DISABLE Caps-lock and Num-lock screen notif...

Caps lock is thr Caps lock key.For Num lock try Fn and F11.

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My hp touchsmart tx2 when I power on the display stays black but num lock and caps lock lights flash ?

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Lenovo Y720 So, when I hit caps ock or num lock an on screen display tells me whether capslock or num ock has been pushed. While I appreciate it is helpful for some, in my case it become a hinderance. You need to remove "num lock" for single key print screen request, and if I have a short time frame, I am stuck without being able to screenshot until the num lock indicator goes away.  How do I turn off the on screen display.  Now, before you send me to the previously asked questions of similar nature, I have tried. There is no "display settings" in Control Panel. There is no "advanced display settings" on the settings panel. And there is no way to control it through NVIDIA or Intel graphics settings (that I can see).  Thanks kindly. 

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ANyone have aclue how to get these working again  i did a clean install of windows and for the life of me can't get these to work I've installed all drivers from the drivers page with no luck

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Good afternoon,

I just did a clean install of 7 to fix errors with my laptop, and it fixed one, but not the other main issues,
My caps lock, and number lock button on the keyboard don't have a light on it and the pop up that is supposed to pop up doesn't show up on screen.
I figured by doing a clean install it would all magically appear again... I was wrong, I have tweaked everything I could think of looking/trying to change setting from the keyboard in control panel, (including messing around with ease of use) and Gateways so called "support" area was of no help, as well as googling the issue has led me down a path of useless tips, I have also looked on this forum for help.

Any help in this area would be GREATLY appreciated!!

Answer:Caps Lock/Num Lock, on screen pop up gone Gateway NV77

Ok, I have a problem I have set up the sound, and it does not play a sound.

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T470 20HE model Windows 10 64-bitFn key actions are displayed with on-screen icons/symbols (Volume/Mute, Mic, Display brightness), however when I select Caps lock or Num lock, there is no on-screen display.I re-installed the latest Lenovo Power Management Driver and Hotkey Features Integration for Windows 10 but no success.When I open the Display Settings >> Display adapter properties >> Screen configurations, the section "Indicator settings for Numlock and Capslock" is missing.Here are the Lenovo instructions: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/HT002122 See attached file for comparison of the Screen configurations settings and my actual settings. Interestingly, in the Lenovo Hotkey Features Integration for Windows 10 (64-bit) - Laptop 9.0.07 (current version) Readme.txt, (https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/n1wvu28e.txt ) there is a reference to a fix in the 9.0.0.6 as follows:<9.0.0.6>
- (FIX) Fixed CapsLock and NumLock OSD issue that the screen configuration
setting function in display adaptor properties control panel may not
work. Please advise if there is another fix to show the Capslock and Numlock on the display. 


























OSD comparison.pdf ?138 KB

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Hi. I recently bought a new R5-417T laptop, and in the process of personalisation found no intuitive way to disable the caps-lock or num-lock notifications. (Windows 10 btw)  ^Notification in question^ How would I go about disabling this? I've tried looking in the BIOS, in regedit and some mythical "Launch Manager" program bundled with older acer laptops that I can't find a working version for.

Answer:How to DISABLE Caps-lock and Num-lock screen notif...

Caps lock is thr Caps lock key.For Num lock try Fn and F11.

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Believe me I have scoured Google to solve this with no luck at all. I upgraded (free) from 7 to 10 a month ago and all is going well apart from the lock screen. Sometimes when I boot up I see the lock screen for the briefest moment before I get to the regular sign in screen. Win+L does not result in a Lock screen but the regular sign in screen (Blue window and bottom left options).

I have tried the NoLockScreen DWord registry option with no luck either. Both manually and as a 'reg' file insert. Lock screen is set on via settings and I can select Spotlight, background images and apps to show etc.

I do not have Gpedit.msc as I have the Home version of Win 10.

Any idea what might be amiss?

Answer:windows 10 no lock screen at all.

Murphy's Law dictates that when you post for a solution you instantly find it yourself.

Turns out that Dell Face Recognition Access software disables the Lock Screen. I never use it so uninstalled it on the off chance.

Solved!

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Can anyone help?

I tried to disable the lock screen on windows 10 through regedit.
I went to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Policies \ Microsoft \ Windows
but instead of creating a new folder PERSONAL i went to the right pane and created a new DWORD (NoLockScreen) and set value to 1.
Now when power up my laptop it goes into diagnose mode and I have to do a restore point before I can get in.
I tried doing a serach for DWORD and No Lock Screen in regedit but cannot find it.
Would appreciate any help

Answer:Lock Screen on windows 10

Hello Ish, and welcome to Ten Forums.

Not adding the NoLockScreen DWORD in the Personalization key was your mistake. The tutorial below can help show you how to disable the lock screen.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6...dows-10-a.html

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Most of us will keep very important and secret information and other stuff on desktop and on other drives which cannot be protected strictly and we will feel uncomfortable to leave it idle and go for other works. So for safety we usually log off and put a password or we use any windows screen saver and select the option : on resume password protect. But still we want the system to be running in normal condition and must be do all the works assigned to it.
There is a way for doing so. The best way to protect your computer screen with awesome look and strong security is to use Matrix Screen Locker. MATRIX SCREEN LOCKER
Matrix screen locker is a system tray application which allows us for quick and secure PC lock when we require. The application when installed will does a matrix style scrolling characters when the lock is running and the look is simply superb. If you want to learn more about this, here is the link .
Since this is very old application so may be most of the people will be knowing about this one. If not just read the post in detail, will be useful for some of you.
Coming to the details of this application:
1) Its a simple application which locks your PC when we wish.
2) When we run install and run it, we can see a small X icon in system tray beside time and date.
3) To activate it simply press left click on it and if you want to set the options just right click on the X sign... Read more

Answer:How to Lock your Windows Screen When You are Away

to lock the computer use the "Windows-key" + L...
or
start-button → right-arrow (to the right of the search-window) → 3rd alternativ is "Lock"....
then everything continues to run, you just "LOCK" the computer....

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How do I lock my windows 8 desktop? I leave my computer unattended at times so I usually lock the screen so that no one can access it while I'm gone, So can some please tell me how to do it in Windows 8?
Can someone also explain to me why Microsoft Have made it so difficult to use this OS.

Answer:Windows 8 Lock Screen?

Be sure there is a check in the Require a password on wake up in the Power Options of the Control Panel You may also simply log out when you are not using the computer.

Password Protection on Wakeup - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

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My Helix 2 (20CG) is annoying me to the brink of... After leaving it unattended for 2 minutes, it locks itself with lock screen and requires log in again with fingerprint or PIN. Very annoying, when I'm taking a note or listnening to the radio for a few sentences, it locks and I have to log in again. Tried various solutions, found on Go..., amongst them tweaking the registry, but nothing helped.In the login settings, Windows tells me "windows hello is preventing some options from being shown" - the option to demand a log in, when I've been away is still there, but greyed out. There are lots of "solved" topics out there in the sky, but nothing worked for me. I have changed the settings from beeing a part of a company network to private computer, I'm on a private, trusted network, nothing helps.Somewhere I have read something about the Trusted Platform Module, does this have something to do with this?I hope there's someone out there, able to help me...BTW: I'm running Win10 Pro 64bit, Anniversary  Update (1607)

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Hi All,

I have Windows 10 Pro and activated.
I tried to change the picture on my Lock screen and the beads just keep going around and will not display the picture I have selected. So therefore it will not change So I am stuck with the old windows 8.1 pro lock screen picture.
I decided to try it on the laptop Windows 10 Home and I am able to change the lock screen picture to anything I want to.
Can someone tell me if they have run into this problem since the upgrade?
Is this a bug in the Pro version?

cheers

Answer:Lock screen in windows 10

I have not run into this problem, but I have Enterprise. It definitely isn't a widespread bug or else everyone would be talking about it, that's for sure. What you do you mean about the beads? I know that it's the loading icon, but when you're in the lock screen, does the background just show spinning beads or something like that?

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Ok here is what I'd like to do:

I want to be able to lock my Windows 7 Professional 64 bit with the desktop still showing.. I am a DJ at a club and when I walk away from the stage, I want to know that no one can go and mess around with the playlist, or any other stuff on my computer for that matter.. But I still want to have the playlist showing while the system is locked down.. Is it possible to do this??

I have seen a website where it has a program that allows you to lock down any program that you'd like to have locked (http://www.windows7download.com/win7.../shifxvnj.html), but I am not sure if this is a scam or if it's the real deal.

Any help int his would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Lock Windows 7 Down and keep screen on

What you really want to do, is to 'lock down' your keyboard and mouse, so that nobody can use them while you are away from your computer.

This product should do what you want:
Download KidKeyLock to Lock Keyboard and Mouse Functions on your PC

The following 'blurb' talks about a 'laptop', but this program will work on any computer.


Quote:




If you have toddlers at home and they treat your laptop just like one of their toys, you may want to try this simple software utility. Named as KidKeyLock, it prevents your kids or toddlers from accessing your laptop by locking both the keyboard and mouse selectively.

The software utility is very simple to be used. Once installed and launched, users can do a quick setup on how they intend the program to be used. Basically there are two sections: Mouse locks and keyboard locks. On the Mouse locks, users can select to lock left, middle, right buttons or mouse wheel. Whereas on the keyboard locks, users can choose to lock system key combinations, lock all keys except character keys or lock all of them at once.

Take note that the software utility is meant to prevent your kids by disabling certain input keys temporarily but if they intend to press the hard reset or the shutdown button on the computer itself, then it will not help in that situation. Anyway, if you think that it is helpful, do get a free download here as an immediate solution.




I hope this helps,
Art

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Can anyone help?

I tried to disable the lock screen on windows 10 through regedit.
I went to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Policies \ Microsoft \ Windows
but instead of creating a new folder PERSONAL i went to the right pane and created a new DWORD (NoLockScreen) and set value to 1.
Now when power up my laptop it goes into diagnose mode and I have to do a restore point before I can get in.
I tried doing a serach for DWORD and No Lock Screen in regedit but cannot find it.
Would appreciate any help

Answer:Lock Screen on windows 10

Hello Ish, and welcome to Ten Forums.

Not adding the NoLockScreen DWORD in the Personalization key was your mistake. The tutorial below can help show you how to disable the lock screen.

Lock Screen - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

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Can anyone help?

I tried to disable the lock screen on windows 10 through regedit.
I went to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Policies \ Microsoft \ Windows
but instead of creating a new folder PERSONAL i went to the right pane and created a new DWORD (NoLockScreen) and set value to 1.
Now when power up my laptop it goes into diagnose mode and I have to do a restore point before I can get in.
I tried doing a serach for DWORD and No Lock Screen in regedit but cannot find it.
Would appreciate any help

Answer:Lock Screen on windows 10

Hello Ish, and welcome to Ten Forums.

Not adding the NoLockScreen DWORD in the Personalization key was your mistake. The tutorial below can help show you how to disable the lock screen.

Lock Screen - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

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Win 10 64 Pro (Anniversary Build)

I enabled lock screen option "Dont show lock screen" in group policy But lock screen is still there on boot.

Any one have disabled lock screen?
 

Answer:Windows 10 Lock Screen

Hello @yesnoo . I have found a tutorial on This Website that I hope will help with your problem. Since you have already tried the Group Policy method, I would advice you to try out the second method which uses Regedit instead. This is the method I used to disable the lockscreen on my machine a while back and I certainly hope it will for you too. Hope I was of use
 

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