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

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

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!

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

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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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hi.....windows 7 pro question.....

until recently, this is what happened.....if i did not use my computer for 15 minutes it would go back to the screen which required my password before it would allow me to continue working.....the screensaver which was a blank screen would also kick in....i am the only user of this computer.....

i changed my monitor recently and everything was fine until a few days ago.....i noticed that whilst my computer had gone back to the screen requiring my password before allowing me back in, the screensaver had not kicked in which would give me a black screen......now it seems that on occasion the computer doesnt even go back to the password screen after a period of inactivity.....as far as i can see having checked the tutorials o this site, all the required settings are in place.....can anybody help please?.....

Answer:Inactivity requiring password and screensaver not working

Hello Wooster, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if toggling the screen saver off and on may have it work properly again. Double check to make sure that you have the Blank screen saver selected, and that you have the On resume, display logon screen box checked.

Screen Saver Password Protection -Enable or Disable

In addition, check Option Two below to see if you have Require a password selected. It's the same in Windows 7 as well.

Password Protection on Wakeup - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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Okay, I realize this sounds completely pointless, but if you could humor me, that'd be great.

Currently I have no password set on my Windows 7 computer. I'm the only one who uses it, so it's not very important.

I'd like to be able to 'lock' the computer when I'm getting up to leave. I can still do this, but since there's no password, just slicking my user icon brings me back to the desktop. I would like to have a password set for this, but not for having to log on at startup.

I realize this isn't very secure since someone can just reboot the computer if they want to get in. I'm not really looking for a truly secure solution. Think of it more as an "inconvenience" for anyone tempted to snoop. Honestly, I don't really have any reason to believe anybody would have any reason to use my computer...

Like I said, though. Humor me, if you will. Can it be done? Can the computer be locked with a password without requiring one at startup?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:[SOLVED] Can I lock the computer with a password without requiring one to log in at s

I'd still like to know if this is possible.

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I have "Never" set as the option in then "If you've been away, when should Windows require you to sign in again?" in the new Settings menu.

I have "Don't require a password" selected in the Control Panel Power Options.

Surface 3 sleep and screen shut off are both set to 3 minutes on battery power. Before Windows 10 the option to sleep wasn't there as I recall, as screen shut off and sleep were the same thing on that system.

I've done a restart, yet every time it wakes from sleep I have to enter my account password. Why is something this simple not working?

Edit: I sign into my Surface 3 using a Microsoft Account.

Answer:Surface 3 is requiring a password every time I wake it.

Your last sentence says it all. As long as you're signing in using the Microsoft account you have to use your password or else anyone else who has access to your surface 3 would have access to all your information. You can change this by going to a local account in settings.

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Basically, I have some people that would jump at the chance to hop onto an Administrator's account due to the restrictions they have. That being said, even if I leave my notebook alone for 5 minutes, I want the darn thing locked.

Just due to the fact I personally like a couple of the new Vista screensavers, is there a way to both lock and immediately start the screensaver?
 

Answer:Lock Vista & Start Screensaver At Same Time?

Not sure why the screensaver would play into it, but whatever.

Set the screensaver to require a password on resume (even if the screensaver doesn't kick in automagically this is the proper setting), and press Windows+L anytime to lock the workstation immediately.

Hope this helps...
 

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At least once a week I have to go into settings and change it to Not Require a Password on Wakeup. For some reason this setting keeps getting randomly changed to require a password. I have experienced this on my desktop as well as my laptop. Both are new systems and both are running Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

Answer:Why does Windows keep reverting to requiring a password?

No one else has had this happen? Just today it's done it twice on my laptop and once on my desktop.

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Hi, I want a password that only protect my windows from my little kid installing unknown software, but I don't want that password to be required when i open the PC
TIA

Answer:How to make a password for UAC without requiring it for windows login?

The only way I know of: set up a separate standard or guest account for you child; and you keep your admin and your standard accounts guarded with very good passwords.

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My computer recently updated it's version of Windows. Previously it was Windows XP, and now it is Windows 7 Ultimate. It did this overnight and restarted itself. The problem is that now the computer is booting to a Windows login screen and requiring a password to proceed. This computer was setup by my father before he passed away, and now belongs to my mother. Assuming he setup the user "DELL" (which I don't think he did), we are not able to guess the password. Is there anyway around this login screen?

I have tried "reset password" but it requires a password disk, which we do not have.

I have also tried booting with a "restore Windows 7" disk that was left behind, but it only booted to an empty screen where I was unable to do anything.

Can anyone help???

Answer:Windows login requiring password but none exists?

I used a program called Offline NT not too long ago, you have to burn it to a disk and boot from the disk. You can use it to clear any passwords associated with any local user accounts. Pretty easy to use.

(option five)
User Account - Reset Password in Windows 7

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I am not quite sure where to start...as it is not a hardware issue, so me mentioning the hardware would more than likely not make the difference.

A few weeks ago, after a security update came down from Windows update, my home setup mysteriously started password locking when the remaining idle for a period of time. I do not have any other user accounts on my computer, just the Administrator account that I normally use. This same thing happens on my networked office computers, even if you aren't an administrator.

I have made sure that my screensaver is off, and I have also even messed around the power options, making sure that it was not the "one wake-up ask for password option."

I am not quite sure what caused this function to turn on, perhaps it was the security update, perhaps it was not.

Does anybody now how to turn off this function?

Answer:Vista will password lock when computer is idle for a period of time

Hello,

Right click on your Desktop and click on Personalise. Click Screensaver in the new window. In the Screensaver window, uncheck "On resume display logon screen", click OK and the problem should be fixed!

Richard

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Hello,

I'm new to the forums so thank you in advance to anyone who is willing to help me try and resolve my issues.

I recently built the PC I am currently experiencing this issue on. I have built several gaming PC's in the past, but never have I experienced any consistent issues such as this.

The PC Speccs are as follows:

CPU- AMD FX-9590 Vishera 8-Core 4.7GHz Cooled with a: CORSAIR Hydro Series H75 Liquid CPU Cooler 120mm
MOBO- ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 AM3+
GPU- 2x EVGA GeForce GTX 970s in SLi (4GB GDDR5)
Power Supply- COOLMAX CUG-950B 950W ATX12V v2.3 EPS12V v2.91 SLi Certified
RAM- 16GB HyperX DDR3 SDRAM
HD(s)-1x Western Digital 1TB 32MB Cache, 1x Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache
OS- Windows 10

I built the PC in mid February of this year, 2015. This particular issue started happening consistently (daily basis) in June. While gaming, my PC will all of a sudden, at random, lock up completely. I try Alt+f4, Ctrl+Alt+Del, and Alt+Tab, but nothing responds. The PC just stays like this until I'm forced to do a hard-reset at the tower.

I've tried just about everything I can think of to resolve this problem. I thought since it only happens when I game that perhaps it's a cooling issue and my system is overheating. However, I've ran a slew of programs to monitor heat and none show anything abnormal.
Many articles suggested malware or spyware might be causing the lock-ups. So I've chosen to clean my system daily but the issue still persists.
At one point I was a... Read more

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Hello,

I'm new to the forums so thank you in advance to anyone who is willing to help me try and resolve my issues.

I recently built the PC I am currently experiencing this issue on. I have built several gaming PC's in the past, but never have I experienced any consistent issues such as this.

The PC Speccs are as follows:

CPU- AMD FX-9590 Vishera 8-Core 4.7GHz Cooled with a: CORSAIR Hydro Series H75 Liquid CPU Cooler 120mm
MOBO- ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 AM3+
GPU- 2x EVGA GeForce GTX 970s in SLi (4GB GDDR5)
Power Supply- COOLMAX CUG-950B 950W ATX12V v2.3 EPS12V v2.91 SLi Certified
RAM- 16GB HyperX DDR3 SDRAM
HD(s)-1x Western Digital 1TB 32MB Cache, 1x Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache
OS- Windows 10

I built the PC in mid February of this year, 2015. This particular issue started happening consistently (daily basis) in June. While gaming, my PC will all of a sudden, at random, lock up completely. I try Alt+f4, Ctrl+Alt+Del, and Alt+Tab, but nothing responds. The PC just stays like this until I'm forced to do a hard-reset at the tower.

I've tried just about everything I can think of to resolve this problem. I thought since it only happens when I game that perhaps it's a cooling issue and my system is overheating. However, I've ran a slew of programs to monitor heat and none show anything abnormal.
Many articles suggested malware or spyware might be causing the lock-ups. So I've chosen to clean my system daily but the issue still persists.
At one point I was ab... Read more

Answer:Multiple Random System Lock-Ups requiring Hard-Reset

Hi Omagon,

Welcome to the 10forums.

I see you don't experience any BSOD?
This is a performance issue, please create a new thread at Performance and Maintenance section.

Daemon tools, Alcohol 120% and Power Archiver Pro uses SCSI Pass Through Direct (SPTD), which is a well known cause for BSOD's.
Please remove Daemon Tools and run the SPTD pass through remover.

Uninstall Daemon ToolsDownload the SPTD standalone installer and follow these steps:
Double click the executable to open itClick on the button shown below

If the button is grayed out, like in the image, there is no more SPTD installation on your system, and you can close the window.

Please remove any ASUS utililty installed, these cause problems from performance issues to bluescreens.

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I would like to use a different shorter password for my screensaver, then to log onto windows.

WHY:good question, my windows password needs to be secure enough to secure my webmail,and other security issues, but my screen saver does not need to be that secure, because my computer is in a very secure location.

Answer:user different password for screensaver and Windows login

Windows password is not exactly secure, not sure it would make much difference if you used shorter for both, if someone wants to logon its pretty easy
User Account - Reset Password in Windows 7

Personally if you are that worried about security then a more secure boot option may be a better option

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After I restored to default settings in the bios , I get into this problem of bitlocker requiring the key to start. I tried to suspend bit locker but bit locker management is not available . OS is win 8.1 , product is Dell Venue Pro 11 Tablet.

When I tried to use elevated command to disable bitlocker , the system does not recognize "protectors" in the command line.

What am I to do? I am sick of entering the very long Key , each time I bootup

Tks

Answer:Help with bitlocker requiring key every time I boot up.

Problem solved.

I must have miss typed the command to disable Bitlocker the first time I tried it.

After disabling and re enabling . It is OK again.

I still find it strange that the Bit Locker On/Off Encryption function is not available from the Control Panel.

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I ran a spyware scan using Spyware Doctor from PCTools this morning. It found and fixed over 400 spyware issues. The reason why there was so many was because I updated the spyware definitions for the first time in a while and it recognized new stuff that it hadn't before.

I now noticed that there is a problem. When I use Internet Explorer, I am no longer able to type an address into the address bar without using the prefix (four letters and three symbols- the site here doesn't let me post parts of a website).

To be able to access the site, I'd either type in the prefix or do the short form using my Google Toolbar.

I think Spyware Doctor may have deleted a file (dll or registry key perhaps) that is preventing the internet from using the quick shortcut that I find to be so handy.

Is there any method of solving this minor issue without doing something drastic like reinstalling Windows XP? I can live with the extra annoyance of typing in the the prefix before everything, but I would like to go back to how it was before.

It's not a big deal because I can still type the old way into the Google Toolbar, but I'd still like to know if I could fix it to how it was before just typing the short form into the address bar.

I have Windows XP with Service Pack 2 and Internet Explorer 6. The problem began today.

Thank you in advance for your help!
 

Answer:Solved: IE6 Requiring Prefix Every Time

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okay here we go again.. i am running windows xp pro, i need to put on a password for my screensaver, when i click on password protect after so many mins, i cannot get back in to it... how do i sort this out and manage my own password?
i also have windows logon screen, which without a password you click enter and you go straight to the desktop... how do i put a password on this?
when i tried to change the way users log on.. i was told i needed to uninstall client service for netware... can someone please tell me where i can find this or what i can do... please help as my son.. is being very nosey and staying on computer until very late the next morning... he is 18 and i want to stop him doing this.. speaking to him is like speaking to the wall....
thanks
susie

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I've changed the power plan to not require a password on wakeup but my system seems to be ignoring the setting. When I go back and check the settings, the "Don't require a password" circle is filled in, but when it wakes up I still have to enter a password. Any suggestions?

Answer:How can I stop requiring a password on wakeup

Hello Mark,

Double check all options in the tutorial below to disable requiring a password on wakeup may help. One may be sticking causing the other locations to get reset.

Password - Require on Wakeup

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have used FireFox forever and have nevber had issues logging into my yahoo mail account or my on-line bank etc, but lately I have to use IE? What changed?
 

Answer:problems logging into anything requiring password

What version of FF are you using? and did you install any Add-ons to FF that might be causing a conflict.
Try clearing your FF Cash, close it and try it again and see if that works

Note: The final version of FF4 was just released just in case you are interested.
 

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At the local library im helping out, we have the main administrator account and the public account. I use the " netplwiz " or  " control userpasswords2 " to select the public account to auto-login with nothing as the password, so it stops and errors saying the wrong password has been input, this way it starts to that account without starting to the public accounts desktop.
 
I just want to know if there is any way to start the computer asking for only a certain account without having to make it show that error and just simply show a password box? Its not a big thing and you just click ok and it takes you back to the normal password entry box, however, we'd obviously like to make it a smooth turn on and ask for a password fort he public account.
 
Also a big note in case it matters, we have reboot restore rx running on these machines (a free program that works similar to windows steady state. You have to be logged in as the administrator when you enable it, so I dont know any other way than the netplwiz to prevent the computer from going back to the state where the admin is the account it wants to ask a password for.), they're not in a domain, and they're windows 8 professional.

Answer:Start Up To Account Requiring Password

Dude, please explain this better. I can't understand what are you trying to achieve. If I get you right then solution to your pain is editing :
 
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

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Hello all,

First off, sorry if this question's been asked recently, but I went back through the last few pages but didn't see something similar. Using 8.1.

Just had to setup a new network. Switched it to private and wanting to require password requirements for log on. However, when I turned on my IPod to test it out, my IPod connected without me getting a password prompt.

I'm know I'm missing something, just not where. Checked both the PC settings screen, as well as the Network Screen under the Control Panel. Could someone guide me please? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Private Network Not Requiring Password to Log Onto It

When you created the share did you check to allow all other read access? This effectively means anyone can read what is on the share but can not write to it.

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My laptop is requiring an admin password. Won't start windows. I don't know this password & none of the googled instructions or HP support steps work. Now get a disable code after 3 attempts. Someone else gave me a number to try today but that didn't work either!  Please help!

Answer:15-FO14WM requiring administrator password

Hi: The person that gave you the unlock passcode for the code you got, didn't realize the code generator only works on all numerical halt codes on that model series. The code the PC generated is a hexidecimal code, and the only way I know of that might clear it would be to remove the main and RTC batteries. And if that doesn't work, I have no idea what you are going to do, since you already contacted HP for assistance and they want to charge you. Unfortunately, removing the RTC battery is going to require extensive disassembly of the notebook. http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-15-Notebook-PC-series/7137590/model/7280689/manuals If you want to take a shot at it, consult the Maintenance and Service Guide from your notebook's support page above for the procedure to remove the RTC battery.  

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I've recently installed bitlocker on my computer. Although windows says my C: drive is encrypted; I am not asked for my decryption password when i boot the computer. I get put straight into the login screen. I've done the necessary steps to enable bitlocker without TPM but maybe i missed something. Help please.

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Hi All,

Was wondering it is possible to require a password for any installation on Windows 10.

If possible, can anyone run-down how?

Answer:Requiring Password for all program installation?

There may be a way in Group Policy Editor, can 'lock down' many things. With my Macintosh MacBook Pro Notebook that is the default, need the password for installing and updating.

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The machine contantly asks me for a password.  There is no option to use the laptop without requiring a password, such a nuisance. Like everyone else I really do not like Windows 8 either.  I'm returning this waste of money and going back to living with my 5 year old HP.
 
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Answer:There is no option to use the laptop without requiring a password?

Helomaniac, Welcome to Lenovo Community. I'm sorry to hear that you are disappointed with Windows 8. Have you considered upgrading to Windows 8.1 via the Microsoft Store so that you have a more user friendly operating system? If you have Windows 8, it will be a free download.
 
Regardless of whether you have 8 or 8.1 this is how to bypass the login: http://www.tekrevue.com/tip/bypass-windows-8-password-screen/
I hope this helps.

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I have a HP Pavilion A6 VISION AMD with Win 8 Home. It will look at and access all the files on that other 2 XP machines but is being stingy. When the XP's try to go to the Win8 machine it want's a password. I have tried my logon password. I have used a password generated by Windows' 8 itself. Nothing works. I'd rather not have the password needed at all. Never did before I did this factory recovery. File Sharing is on.

Thanks for any help at all! Jack ":-D

Answer:Win8 pc is requiring my XP pc's a password on the network?

Minor confusion. Both XP's were acting the same. When trying to access the Win8 Pc on the network both wanted a password. Now, unless it's a fluke, one of the XP's is able to access the Win8 Pc. Do not know why. The other one is still stalling at the password window. Nothing has been changed on either Pc. Always nice to confuse the issue more eh? ":-\\

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I've read somewhere here before that Windows 7 introduced a feature wherein you can lock your PC without the need of a screensaver. My question is how can I access this, or change this setting? Local Security Policy? GPedit?

Answer:How to lock PC without the need of a screensaver?

Hello Arkhi,

It's the same as it was in Vista. You can press Windows Key + L, or open the Start Menu and open the arrow menu next to the power button and select Lock.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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All day I`ve had no problems until now. Started pc then when trying to starting up Outlook express a pop up box appears requiring username and password.I have updated and ran 2 anti spyware programs and even rebooted pc but no joy.I have not installed any programs of late so there should be no conflictions.This seems to happen every so often but resolves it`s self after a couple of hours or so, how can I stop this from happening?I run winxp.Please help!

Answer:Outlook express requiring username and password

Outlook Express keeps prompting for your passwordclick here

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I wanted to set up my home wi-fi network to require a custom username+password. I tried in the past, but couldn't make it work. Does anyone know any guide? I have a 24/7 server that could run whatever is needed for this.
 

Answer:Requiring username and password on Wireless network

You need to set up a RADIUS server. Plenty of tutorials out there and shouldn't be too difficult if your router is flashable with DD-WRT.
 

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Everytime I try to load a page it fails to connect until I hit refresh and then it's ok. What I know:
Not the browser, tried Chrome, Firefox, Torch (And IE just for shits and giggles) but no dice with any one of them.
Not the modem, other systems on this network work fine.
Not the hardware. Prior to a format on this PC everything was O.K. and then it wasn't, I ain't an onion in terms of computer hardware and I'm quite positive nothing went wrong there.
It could be the OS, hopefully not, but this issue cropped up ever since I formatted in the hopes of cleaning up the system a bit from crap. I moved to Windows 8.1 now.
It could be the driver. I tried downloading new ones for my mobo - Asus Sabertooth x58 but they don't seem to work, I did use a generic one however so maybe that's the issue.
It could be the settings somehow - Trying ipconfig /flushdns - works, but ipconfig /renew doesn't.

CMD Error on ipconfig /renew: The operation failed as no adapter is in the state permissible for this operation.

Ethernet adapter Ethernet should be the connection I'm using. I have set this connection as manual in the hopes of eliminated the DHCP but no luck solving it.

I have no clue what Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface is about, I'm assuming it's something new to Win8.1 Pro or w/e

ipconfig /all results:

Code:
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Censor
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . .... Read more

Answer:Browsers requiring a single refresh every time a page is loaded

are u able to disable ipv6 and try again ? looks like you are running both protocols, maybe this is where your problem is ? Just a guess, not 100% if this would work, but give it a shot I would say.

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The problem is that when my PC loads the screen saver (doesn't matter which one) and I wake it up, I has a pop-up screen that says that my computer is locked, and only the user of administrator can log in. What I want it to do is not load the pop-up screen, but load up the windows "Welcome Screen".

Right now, I have "On resume, password protect" checked in Display Properties, Screensaver Tab.

Pic. 1

In User Accounts in "Change the way users log on or off", I have "Use the Welcome screen" checked and "Use Fast User Switching" checked.

Pic. 2

I only have one account that is active, guest account is off. If anyone can help me with this i'd be very appreciative.
 

Answer:How to disable screensaver pop-up lock...

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This is bugging the hell out of me as it is bound to be something simple.Short version: 2 XP laptopns sync files and documents with a Vista Ultimate media centre using Allway Synch and have done with no problems until a few days ago.Basically either laptop trying to open the shared documents folder on vista is now presented with a username/password request which buggers the sync software - despite not having changed any settings or software bar updates.Workgroups are the same, folders are shared, permissions are set to everything for everyone, discovery and file sharing is on, password protected sharing is OFF but this is what I'm getting.I've tried unsetting and resetting all sharing options, disabled firewalls etc all to no avail. Any suggestions?

Answer:Vista requiring user/password for network folders

Have you tried turning off the UAC.It may have now decided that it's unsafe to allow this action.

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Requiring user name\password when accessing a machine over the network\router,

I have multiple machines connected by switch\router. What I want is to let the system ask any user for the ?network password? when wanting to access any machine via the network (attached). This message (Enter network passwords) sometimes is available and others is not. how to make it appear all the time?

At which level this property is set?

1. At the level of sharing\security of a folder?
2. At level of network sharing?

How to manage this issue? To share a partition\folder but to allow accessing it with user name and password?



Thank you

Best

Jamal

Best

Jamal

Answer:Requiring user name\password when accessing a machine over the network

The problem is that Windows remembers these user names and passwords unless you tell Windows not to remember them.

I haven't tested out this Security Policy yet but it does tell Windows not to not allow storage of passwords and credentials so it may have the desired effect you seem to be looking for.

Just go to Control Panel, > Administrative tools,> Local Policies,> Security Options,>Network Access, Do not allow Storage of Passwords and Credentials per the picture below. Enabled should restrict Storage of Credentials.

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I have a Dell Inspiron running Win 7 Home 64 bit. Previously, it would require entering a password after it had gone into sleep mode. I found the settings that should cause it to do so, and they were set properly, still the machine is not requiring a password upon waking.

It still requires a password after a reboot.

Would appreciate any help.

Answer:Issue with Win 7 Home 64 machine not requiring password after sleep mo

Is it actually going into standby, hibernating (hybrid sleep) or just powering off the display and hdd?

Have you tried enabling the screen saver and asking that to show logon screen on resume to test if the problem is the standby or the loading of the logon screen when already logged in?

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Hi all,
I set up windows home server for my family about 1 or 2 weeks ago, and we have just been getting to grips with it. The first time i connected to the shared documents, on all computers, it asked for a username and password. The files i needed to set things up were in a locked area (specificly), so i entered the Admin logon. Now i have finished with that, how do i re-enter the username and password, so i can enter the individual accounts that can only view their documents, and not everybody elses.

Also, while i'm here: On Windows Home server, how do i view/restore/copy files from the backups?

thanks,
Nappymonster
 

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Hello all, I am very new to the computer world, but I found out how to set my computer to require a username and password for every user on my computer from this article: Log On with User Name and Password (I used option two: manually changing the setting in registry editor.) My problem is that when I change my account name, I still have to log in with the old account name. My original account name was Cody, but I wanted to change that to cjacks, then create a new account without administrator privileges, named Cody. When I did this, I set both accounts to have the same password, (now I have two accounts, one named Cody, and one named cjacks, both with the same password) but the only username I could log in with was "Cody", and it logged me into the account that I had just re-named cjacks. (The original administrator account.) My questions are: why would I not be able to log into the newly made, "Cody" account, and why does using the username "Cody" log me into the account that is now named "cjacks"? By the way, when I lock my computer, it goes to a login screen requiring username and password, and I know that this would only allow me to login to the account that I was on when I locked my computer. To login to other accounts, I would, theoretically, push switch user, and then in the next screen it asks me for a username and password, and I could put in any username and password associated with any user account on the computer, and it wo... Read more

Answer:Multiple Users On One Computer Requiring Username And Password

Hello and welcome Cody mate how exactly are you setting up the accounts? If you want just guest accounts then you just need to add accounts via Control Panel > User Accounts > then do as in pic.

One word of advice - if you want to retain control over the machines settings then make yourself the administrator - it saves so many problems later on. After fixing few of friends computers where the kids have had accounts on them it makes for a lot of work to dump them if you have to.

The pic is done up on my 8.1 laptop so may look slightly different on your machine.

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Hello,
Before I installed 10586, I had my computer auto lock Windows 10 10240 after a couple minutes without having the screensaver turn on, so it went to my custom lock screen wallpaper.
I can't figure out how to make it happen again in Windows 10586.
And also when I close the laptop lid, I want it to Lock when plugged in. No go to sleep or log off. Just lock.
Can anyone please help me out?

Answer:Auto Lock after 2 minutes without screensaver?

Nevermind, found it in gpedit.msc Interactive Logon: Machine inactivity limit.

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need script to set screensaver / lock out to 10 minutes . Is such a think possible ? thanks

Answer:need script to set screensaver / lock out to 10 minutes

Funny, I am using an app that prevents the screen saver/sleep to start on my work PC.
What you propose to do is possible but not easy.
You could have a script that would create a scheduled task to run
Run "%windir%\System32\rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation

Scripts to create scheduled tasks should be floating around the web. But then where do you want the script to run? If you want it to run in the context of another user you might need to have this run as part of a logon script.
Could you provide more details of what exactly you are trying to do?

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Hello,
Before I installed 10586, I had my computer auto lock Windows 10 10240 after a couple minutes without having the screensaver turn on, so it went to my custom lock screen wallpaper.
I can't figure out how to make it happen again in Windows 10586.
And also when I close the laptop lid, I want it to Lock when plugged in. No go to sleep or log off. Just lock.
Can anyone please help me out?

Answer:Auto Lock after 2 minutes without screensaver?

Nevermind, found it in gpedit.msc Interactive Logon: Machine inactivity limit.

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Hey guys, i was wondering if you know of a freeware program that could lock a keyboard and mouse, without displaying a screensaver. i still want to be able to see whats on the screen, but i do not want un authorized access to be able to use the mouse and keybaord
 

Answer:lock keyboard and mouse w/o screensaver

I would find a program like this very useful to show off my desktop at lan parties when I walk away from my pc for some reason.
 

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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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I can't figure out what's wrong with the screensaver settings. I've got it set to come on after 10 minutes, and I checked the box to display the lock screen or whatever it is where you enter your password to log into Windows...but it doesn't work right.
During the day, if I walk away from the computer, when I come back, the screensaver will be running and when I move the mouse to wake it up, it shows the lock screen like it's supposed to do... But at night after I've left work, I have no idea what it's doing... When I come in in the morning, I move the mouse and voila, already on my desktop...no screensaver, no lockscreen...just my desktop staring me in the face.
This is really irritating me because I have sensitive materials in my files, so I need to make sure this thing locks up when it's supposed to... We have a night shift working here, so I can't have this thing wide open for them to get into.

I'm not sure what the deal is--if it's a bug or if I did something wrong. The only difference between day and night is during the day I leave my monitor on, but when I go home at night I click the power button off. I'm "assuming" that even with the monitor powered down, the pc will still wait 10 minutes and then launch the screensaver/lockscreen--but I'm not sure if that's the case. Like I say, I have no problems during the day when the monitor's on.

Anyone have any suggestions or comments? They just upgraded me to 7 and I'm not happy with it at all--all kinds ... Read more

Answer:Buggy screensaver - Doesn't lock

Hello b.b.7, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm not sure why it works during the day and not from over night when resuming from the screen saver.

Here are a couple of things to double check:If you like, have CTRL+ALT+DELETE secure logon screen enabled for added security.
Screen saver password protection enabled.
Possible resumming from sleep/hibernate in the morning instead of from screen saver. Enable require password on wakeup.
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello,

I am unable to lock my PC via power options. Although I have set it as to lock PC, it is impossible to do it as per Windows XP.

The only way to lock it is through the screensaver, but this is not an option for me as I work 10 hours at an office and I prefer the blank screensaver to start in one minute and to turn off the display after 10 minutes.

That's when I want the PC to be locked, i.e. after 10 minutes and not after on minute after screensaver starts.

Is there any option to lock my PC through power options without choose to lock on screensaver?

Answer:Lock PC by Power Options not screensaver

If I understand you correctly, you want to run the screensaver for 10 minutes (ie. step away from your desk for a few and come back without having to unlock your machine) and have it lock if you are away for more than 10 minutes. I think the best you will be able to do go to control panel> power options>plugged in>turn off monitor> 10 minutes. Now go to your system32 folder and create a shortcut to the screensaver you'd like to use and place it on your desktop or drag it to your taskbar. Next go to personalization> screensaver and set screen saver to activate and lock at 9 minutes. Now when you wish to leave your workstation simply click the shortcut and your screensaver will activate, your computer will lock at 9 minutes and the monitor will turn off in 10 minutes. I think this is the best you can do without buying some type of freeware.

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Dell 1558 Windows 7 64b Home Premium

Performed system restore to factory point when I first recieved the computer. When windows starts, it states that it is rpeparing the system for first time use, however it will get to the welcome screen and prompt for a user name and password. System restore never asked for a user name and password. I tried using the account information from when I setup the computer originally but it does not recognize the username. Also tried to type in administrator for the user name and it says the account has been disabled

I have tried to setup user through the command prompt and through the registry using the windows recovery disk. When all this failed I contacted Dell and they said I disabled the admin account during restore (I would like to know how) and I would need the windows installation disk which were not included.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to solve this issue? Thank you.

Answer:Factory restore requiring username and password Win 7 64 Home Premium

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

I think Dell are being a bit unfair as they do have OEM recovery discs in stock.

I'd be inclined to get back onto them and ask them to send you a recovery disc for your computer.

It may cost you a few bucks, but that would be a small price to pay.

I assume you haven't created a set of recovery discs yourself?

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Hi-I have WinXP Home, SP 2. I cannot get my Disk Cleanup to work when scheduling it in Scheduled Tasks. Under "Last Run Time" it shows "Never." Under "Status" it shows "The scheduled task did not run because no user account password was entered."

When I set up this computer several years ago, I did NOT enter a password for the administrator, which is me. There are no other user accounts besides me on this computer. I even went into "User Accounts" in Control Panel to verify that. Sure enough, there is no password set.

Any ideas how to fix this? I've Googled the issue and can't locate any help, which is unusual. I also have a friend who is having the same exact problem on her computer, and she is the only user on her computer also, with no password set.

Thanks!!
 

Answer:Problems with Disk Cleanup requiring a password when using Scheduled Tasks

Try this cleaner instead its very well thought of http://www.ccleaner.com/
 

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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,

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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I have been reading this board for I while - never posted! Well here is my first.

I work for a pharmaceutical company and was given the mandate to strengthen the security of the systems on the production floor. These computers display the status of various processes. We want this information to remain visible to everyone but now want to control who can actually use the system. When someone does login/unlock the system we need to audit that event.

So far the only way I have found is using a third party app called Transparent Screen Lock ( http://www.e-motional.com/tscreenlock.htm ). This is pretty much a transparent screensaver that you can configure to let users unlock using their own domain account credentials.

I have done some testing with this product ? it seems to work as advertised and has pretty much all the options you would expect. I like the fact that users can use their own domain passwords but worry about that at the same time. My first question is: When evaluating such a product, what are the things I should be looking for? What should I be testing for?

Anyone with any experience in the pharmaceutical industry knows that security is a very big concern so I am pretty apprehensive about implementing such a product. For this reason I would like to open a discussion about my problem (i.e. securing a PC leaving the screen visible) as well as this possible solution. I will open the discussion with a number of questions.

What are my options? ... Read more

Answer:Transparent or Clear Screen Lock or Screensaver

You should check for obvious ways of getting around the lock..

Can you specify which users exactly can unlock the computer? (Allowing all domain users to do so is bad).
Does it blcok _all_ key combinations? Ctrl+Alt+Del? Ctrl+Shift+Esc? What if I plug in another USB keyboard or a mouse? What if I reboot the computer?

Also, make sure the system cannot be accessed over the network. If the machine belongs to a domain, then by default it means anyone with Domain Admin privileges can do anything to that computer remotely.
 

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I am trying to make a shortcut to lock my screen and invoke the screensaver with one batch file.

I came up with this:

@echo off
rem ScreenSaver
cd %windir%\
start WLXPGSS.SCR
rem LOCK
cd %windir%\system32
start rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation
exit

With this batch file, the screen locks (need to put in my password) but the screen saver doesn't start.
Upon entering my password, I see the settings for that particular screensaver were called for not the actual screensaver.

However, when I run C:\Windows\WLXPGSS.SCR the screensaver plays but doesn't "Show welcome screen" and password prompt as selected in the screen saver properties.

I want to click one batch file to lock the screen and play that screensaver only.

That screensaver, by the way, seems it's only part of "Windows Live Setup" which needs to be downloaded from here ...possibly not on all Windows 7 computers.
File Name: wlsetup-web.exe

Here is what is included with Windows Live Setup...you can choose only what you want at install time.

Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks

Answer:Trying to make .BAT to start screensaver and lock screen Win 7 pro 64

I'm guessing it is running the screensaver then locking the PC losing the screensaver.

If you switch the order does the screensaver part still run?

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I have been reading this board for I while - never posted! Well here is my first.

I work for a pharmaceutical company and was given the mandate to strengthen the security of the systems on the production floor. These computers display the status of various processes. We want this information to remain visible to everyone but now want to control who can actually use the system. When someone does login/unlock the system we need to audit that event.

So far the only way I have found is using a third party app called Transparent Screen Lock ( http://www.e-motional.com/tscreenlock.htm ). This is pretty much a transparent screensaver that you can configure to let users unlock using their own domain account credentials.

I have done some testing with this product ? it seems to work as advertised and has pretty much all the options you would expect. I like the fact that users can use their own domain passwords but worry about that at the same time. My first question is: When evaluating such a product, what are the things I should be looking for? What should I be testing for?

Anyone with any experience in the pharmaceutical industry knows that security is a very big concern so I am pretty apprehensive about implementing such a product. For this reason I would like to open a discussion about my problem (i.e. securing a PC leaving the screen visible) as well as this possible solution. I will open the discussion with a number of questions.

What are my options? ... Read more

Answer:Transparent or Clear Screen Lock or Screensaver

You should check for obvious ways of getting around the lock..

Can you specify which users exactly can unlock the computer? (Allowing all domain users to do so is bad).
Does it blcok _all_ key combinations? Ctrl+Alt+Del? Ctrl+Shift+Esc? What if I plug in another USB keyboard or a mouse? What if I reboot the computer?

Also, make sure the system cannot be accessed over the network. If the machine belongs to a domain, then by default it means anyone with Domain Admin privileges can do anything to that computer remotely.
 

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Yes, it has become quite the irritation, most recently! I can be in the middle of typing something, and all of a sudden, my screensaver lock engages. Sometimes it's worse than other times. I run FastAccess Face Login, but have concluded the program isn't conflicting, or causing the problem. My screensaver settings have been set accordingly, but I can't figure out why this happens. Any insight or advice would be appreciated.

Answer:Screensaver auto-lock engages while typing!

Welcome
Possibly the best way to solve this problem, with the least effort, is a system restore.
Go back one week before the problem
System Restore - How to

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Help, Help. I have forgotten my PASSWORD and am now locked out - is there anything I can do? I have tried several times with what I thought was the right PASSWORD and Oh! Dear, no joy. Does anyone have any advice they can give me.

Answer:WINDOWS PASSWORD LOCK OUT

First check that CAPS LOCK isn't on.If it isn't that simple but you know the Administrator password (or there is no Administrator password) click hereFailing that click here

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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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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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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 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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IT Manager rolled out autolock after 1 hour if inactivity. However, the way he did it nuked the users screen saver option. This coupled with them being forced to have a 1 hour inactivity limit (Some users want less time) is causing some waves.

Just curious if there is another way to get GP to auto lock workstations while retaining the screen saver.
 

Answer:Group Policy: Force lock AND retain screensaver?

you could schedule a task to run on idle, set the conditions to 1 hour and have it run:


Code:

rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation

I have not tested this, it's just an idea.
 

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is there anyway to password lock windows 7 folders?
 

Answer:password lock folders in Windows 7

Why not use third party folder lock software?

http://www.winability.com/folder-guard-lock-with-password/
 

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Hi, I want to buy a Canvio hhd for password encryption but I have some doubts.

Do you know if the software encryption of canvio (I think PASSWORD LOCK SOFTWARE) runs on Windows Server 2008 r2.?

I know that does not put anything in the instructions but, although not put anything, I think the encryption password should work.

Greetings and thanks !!!

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Cannot log on to Windows 2000 laptop, even though we have right password and username.Some-one else has taken over laptop and incorrectly tried the wrong password numerous times. It now appears to have locked everyone out! We can't use admin password either (it's on the school network)Engineer suggested it would have to use restore disk but there is vital school information that needs retrieving. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Windows 2000 password lock out - HELP!

click here

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Forgot admin.password need to by pass it

Answer:Lock out on windows xp admin. Password

At the password screen, hit enter 3 times and you should receive a 'halt code' - post back with this code.   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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Is this possible in the OS itself, or does anyone know of a safe, free application that would create a folder with a password lock?

Answer:How to password lock a folder in windows 8?

Nope, not in the os. There are a few password lock apps available, just search in the store.
Photo Lock is the one I used.

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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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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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Dear all, my Thinkpad E540 has worked since december. Yesterday morning, i noticed that when i lock screen with win+L or wait for screensaver , after rougly 30 s a blue screen appears and computer reboots. This appear using different power plans but only when AC powerd.I already checked with a colleague's power adapter (same PC model) and noting changes. The event log shows critical error regarding POWER and SECURITY failures in the kernel (event ID 41)I already installed latest bios upgrade and lenovo updates.Machine is WIN8.1 64 bit  Can anyone help? Thanks in advanceBRGiovanni Gamba













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Answer:Thinkpad E540 BSOD when lock screen or screensaver are on, AC powered

Hi Giovanni,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I think this is because of graphic driver or with power manager, can you provide the current graphic driver version installed in your system, to verify if the installed driver is from Lenovo?
 
You can check it from ?device manager? to proceed with this go to start and type ?device manager?. Expand Display adapter and right click on Intel adapter go to properties & click on drivers tab.
 
Hope to hear back soon!
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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How do I disable password on lock screen for windows 10?

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Did you know with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, you can now easily reset your pin or password, right from your device?s lock screen?

Here?s how to get started:
On your PC?s lock screen, click I forgot my password and sign in with your MSA account. From there, you?ll be asked to prove you?re not a robot by typing the code shown on the screen ? once that?s done, click next.

Select a recovery email address or phone from the drop-down menu where you want the code to recover your password to be sent. Fill out the hidden part of the email address or phone number and click Send code.

Log into the account you chose for recovery from a phone or another device, fill in the code you were sent on the screen, enter a new password ? and you?re done! You can also reset your pin from the lock screen using these same steps.

Visit this blog post to learn more about what?s new in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, and if you don?t have the Fall Creators Update yet you can visit this post to learn how to get it.
Windows 10 Tip: How to recover your pin and password from the lock screen

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I just installed Windows 8.1 and I am happy with it mostly
But I was wondering if there were any ways to disable password when you log in from lockscreen with windows key + L.
I have already disabled log in screen from turning on and from sleeping mode, but is there anyway to disable password log in from windows key + L lock screen?
The windows key + L lock screen is actually useful when I want to turn off the display, but do not want to turn the laptop to sleep completely.
I have looked through windows settings and there is just no option to disable password from the lock screen.
I hope what I am asking is clear, but if you need any more clarification, please let me know!
Thanks.

Answer:Removing password from windows key + L lock screen

I'm running Windows 8.1.
In Windows 8.1 go to Charms>Settings>Change PC Settings>Accounts>Sign-in Options>Password Policy (Change so password is not required when waking this PC from sleep).

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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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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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Guys, i have lumia 640 xl with update of 10.0.10586.29 of windows 10. Before it, i had 8.1 in which i entered password of lock screen. Now, i want to change it. But yet i could not find any option for changing the password.
If anyone knows how change it tell me plz.
Thanks for your help.

Answer:How to change Lock screen password in lumia windows 10

Settings->Personalisation->Lock screen then scroll to the bottom and hit the "sign in options" link.

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I create a folder in windows live mail, and I wish to lock this one folder (not the others) with a password. Win 7 Home premiumIn Properties/Sharing for the folder I do not see anyhing about "protect with password"message edited by xall

Answer:Password lock ONE folder in windows live mail

https://www.windowsbbs.com/threads/...No, can't be done (Apparently)Simple solutions are often the best

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I had several months ago loaded "2009 Card, Mahjongg & Solitaire Games" on my wife's laptop, a Compaq running Windows Vista. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I loaded another purchased same game on my brother-in-law's laptop computer. Both computers are the same Compaq model running Win Vista. I also loaded another hunting game on his computer. Both games require disc insertion to run the games on my brother-in-law's laptop computer. My wife's laptop does not require disc insertion to run the game loaded on it. Therefore, I would conclude that there is something associated with some setting(s) of my brother-in-law's computer that is requiring the disc to run the game. The games were identically loaded not using any "custom" settings. I did not have time to do any "search" for various settings on his computer versus my wife's computer. We are many hundreds of miles apart and he and his wife are just beginning to become computer literate. Does anyone have any idea(s) that could be of help in this situation? I had seen a prior thread where it seemed to indicate that this should not happen when running similar systems (at least I inferred that from the responses). Thanks in advance for any help.
 

Answer:Games Requiring/Not Requiring Disc to Run

While installing the game to the other computer, you propably chose some "compact" installation method, and therefore it has to load videos/sound/some other material from the disc, because it wasn't installed on the hard drive. I'd try reinstalling the game and choosing the full installation.
 

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Hello

I know by default that the Screensaver password is linked directly to the user's password. I have a unique situation here however and one of my users is asking if it's possible to make it so that the screensaver password is different than his regular user password.

I've tried googling it and searching around other places and haven't found an answer or a how-to.

Anyone know if this is possible?

OS is Windows XP Professional SP3. We use an active directory system with group policies on a Windows Server 2003 system.

Thanks.

Answer:Screensaver password different than User password

Windows Screen Saver Password
I think this might be related to what your asking?

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Hi guys.
My Lumia 930 (OS Version 8.10.104266.359) has just this morning started demanding that I set a complex password consisting of 4 characters, a number, a capital letter, a lower case letter, and the blood of a chinchilla. This is just to get passed my lock screen.
I've gone into all the settings options, there is no option to turn password off any more, it's locked as "ON".
I've never had a password on my phone as I find them frustrating, especially with such ridiculous requirements.
In my opinion the best way to protect your information is to not give your phone to the sort of nob who would snoop through your information. Whether I'm right or wrong, I'd at least like the option to make that decision myself.
Anyone else seeing this? Is there a way I can disable it?
I'm in the UK on O2, the phone is fully up to date.
Thanks for the help.

Answer:Windows Phone 8.1 - Can no longer disable complex password for the lock screen. Help?

This is weird.. WP has never had alphanumeric password on the lock screen.

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i have updated my lumia 535 to windows 10 with inside preview i am unable to find lock screen password option in setting i have searched a lot but i couldn't get it. kindly help help me sort out this because without password my phone is unsafe and sometime it starts calling when it is in pocket.

Answer:after updating windows 10 in lumia 535 i an unable to find lock screen password option.

Same issue here...please help....if u found any solution please must tell me...on my mail..

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Yesterday I noticed that my screensaver was not activiting after the set
time limit (30 minutes in this case). I tried the Preview button in the
screensaver settings window and it works fine. I set the time to one minute
and it came on just fine so I set it back to 30 minutes and nothing happened
after 30 minutes. I tried 5 minutes for the setting and that works fine.
Any ideas as to why it won't respond when I use 30 minutes (or even 29
minutes)? I haven't installed any programs lately but I have Microsoft
Antispyware that automatically installs updates periodically and I have
McAfee Virus Scan Online, which I update twice a week.
 

Answer:Screensaver won't activate after set time

bump
 

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Hi.I wonder you can help me out with this doubt, I have a HP EliteBook, where I use with other 2 external monitors, I mean at the end I am projecting what I do in 3 monitorst at the same time.My question is: Is there a way to dsiaply the screensaver in all the 3 monitors at the same time?I have configured with some images but it is just showing up in the Monitor #2. I would like to know if is possible and how I can do it Thanks in advance, 

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For some reason every few days my screensaver moves from 10 minutes to 1 minute. At 1 minute it fails to turn on. I don't know what's going on....could it be a virus?
 

Answer:Screensaver time resets to 1

You could reset the registry setting to see if it fixes the problem.

Copy the following setting and save them in Notepad. Then save it in a file with a .reg file extension. e.g., ScreenSaverReset.reg
Then run it or manually set them using Regedit.
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"ScreenSaverIsSecure"="0"
"ScreenSaveTimeOut"="600"
"ScreenSaveActive"="1"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Control Panel\Desktop]
"ScreenSaveActive"=dword:00000001
"SCRNSAVE.EXE"=-

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoSaveSettings"=dword:00000000
 

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Shortly after my Microsoft Plus! aquarium screensaver kicks in the CPU fan starts to run. I opened performance monitor and found the CPU time stays at 100% the entire time the screensaver is running. My machine is a Celeron R at 2.93GHz with 512 of RAM and an Intel 82845 graphics controller. Is there something I can reconfigure to reduce the CPU time? I'm concerned that running at 100% so much of the time will shorten its life. Thank you.
 

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hi  need help with this please

Answer:computer lock say admin password or power on password

Hi: Enter any password 3 times and the PC should generate an 8 digit system disabled (halt) code. Write down the code and enter it in the block at the link below, and it will generate an unlock passcode. https://bios-pw.org/ Restart the PC and enter the unlock passcode the website generated.

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this is so annoying.

i want to set a password when my screensaver comes on, and someone tries to use it again, or when i want to get back, but there is no checkbox that says "prompt for password when attempting to return to windows from screensaver"

or whatever. you know what it says. its very annoying. all it says is "return to windows logon when leaving screensaver" or whatver. >.<

why?

i checke the help thing, and says its not available if i dont use a pass to log on (which i DO!)

or if i'm part of a domain network or whatver. which i also am NOT!

please help thanks.
 

Answer:password screensaver

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How do i put a password on a screensaver my laptop is windows xp Home edtion is this possible? i know it can be done wit windows xp pro and windows 98 can it?

Answer:Screensaver password

Go into the display properties in the control panel then the screen saver tab. You will see the option to turn the password on.

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I would like to know how this is done, can any1 give me step by step instructions?I run win/98se.thanx in advance

Answer:Password screensaver. How?

right click your desktop then select "customize my desktop" , from the new screen that appears select the "screen savers " tab at the top .Underneath the picture of the monitor , there is a menu from which to choose a screen saver , select one , underneath this menu is a small box that you can check to enable password protection ,once done the "change" button besides it highlights , click on that and type in a password and confirm it , click "ok" , finally click "apply" at the bottom of the screensaver window then close it .

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I installed Windows XP after being given the advice that it has a screensaver password that would keep my computer secure from having unauthorized use by others. However, when I right click on the home screen and go to properties and screensaver I fiind nothing having to do with passwords. Can you help me please? If there is no option in Windows XP can you help me with another software product that will provide security for me? Thank you.

Jean
 

Answer:Screensaver Password

if you dont mind missing your screensaver for a more secure computer press ctrl+alt+delete and click "lock computer" i assume that featue is still on xp. Quitefrankly the screen saver pwd is worthless, its easy to extract/crack and lock computer is like logging out but everything is still running
 

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Hi!I'd like to password protect our screensavers to avoid problems when the desks are cleaned. Now Windows Help says:Your screen saver password is the same as your logon password. If you do not use a password to log on, you cannot set a screen saver passwordNow our computers are all set to logon w/o passwordIs there another way / trick to set a password just for the screensaver?Many thanks for your kind assistanceBob

Answer:Screensaver With Password

I am only aware of 'all or nothing' in XP. In other words, you can have a password that will be required for logging in as well as coming out of the screensaver.

Well, I take that back. You could also configure XP to require a password for logging in, but NOT for coming out of the screensaver.

But if you want to be able to log in without a password and yet password protect the screensaver then you will need a third party screensaver as I don't beleive there is a way to do this with XP.

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Hellowhen my screensaver comes on, and i click mouse to exit,a small window comes up.((This computer is locked))user name: which is already there password which is emptywhen i press enter it goes away and i can carry onI know it is easy to do that,but it is annoying.It never used to until i installed new screensaverThe computer boots up OK without needing password.Hoping for assistance in this mattersam

Answer:XP wants password after screensaver

Go to Control Panel > Appearance & Themes > Choose a Screen Saver and uncheck the 'On Resume, password protect' box

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How can I enable screensaver password in win XP?

Answer:screensaver password

Right-click on the Desktop, click Properties. In the ScreenSaver tab, check "On resume, display Welcome screen".

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I'm trying to limit access to my PC through the password protect feature of my screensaver. When I configure my screensaver a box that says "On resume, Display Welcome screen". I checked this box, so that the screensaver will go to the Welcome Screen when it exits. This works fine if the screensaver is initiated by windows automatically (when the appropriate time of inactivity elapses). However, I've created a shortcut to the screensaver, and when I double-click it, the screensaver loads, but when I deactivate it (move the mouse, press a key) it does not go the the Welcome Screen, so the computer is not locked. Any ideas on how to fix this?
 

Answer:Screensaver password

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Recently (I guess vaguely after I installed my iPod perhaps) I have to input my windows login password when I get the screensaver off. I'm trying to change this back but the setting that I thought would do it didn't work (which is in Control Panel > Power > Input password after standby > no). Anything I can do to see this gone?

Running Windows XP SP2 if that helps.
 

Answer:Why do I have to put in a password when screensaver comes on now?

nope wrong place

desktop -> right click -> properties -> screen saver -> unclick password protect on resume
 

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I have no idea how to fix this particular problem with my computer. Every time I go away from my computer and it goes to the screen saver and is supposed to go back to the login window for users(the welcome screen in xp pro), it freezes up completely. It used to be that you couldnt even move the mouse and it was completely frozen. So i took off the feature that it made users log in (even though I really like this feature and want to use it because I am not the only one to use this computer) and now the mouse responds to movement but is unable to click any thing in the desktop, which makes it useless and the same problem is present. Recently I have turned off the screensaver alltogether and even that doesnt seem to stop it from freezing, but I would like to know if there is any way for me to fix this so that it will not freeze and be able to go back to the welcome screen because I want to utilize that feature. It is a relatively new computer...(2.8ghz processor, 512 ram, 160 gb hd, etc) and does not freeze up while the computer is active and in usage, only when it is left on and unused. Thanks for your time and help. Hopefully what I typed makes some sense, if not I can try to clarify a bit.
 

Answer:Computer Freeze every time it goes to the screensaver...

maybe a problem with the power save features. Do you have the HDD spin down after so many minutes of inactivity. Try disableing that and see if that helps. If it does help, look into flashing your bios/chipset drivers.
 

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I need a marquee screensaver that scrolls in the following format:

COMPANY NAME - MM/DD/YY HH:MM:SS

It has to be marquee... Thus, text that scrolls across the screen.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

-Pete
 

Answer:Need a Marquee Screensaver that displays time

How about the one built in to Windows called "Marquee"?
 

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In WXP, how do you limit the amount of time available before a screensaver comes on? I know you right click on the desktop, go to properties, screensaver and then there is a time available before screensaver comes on. How do you limit the amount of time available to the PC? I.E. instead 600 minutes, 400 minutes, I want to limit the option to 10 minutes, so my kids dont leave the screen on forever when I amnot home. They learned how to change it, and instead of fighting it all the time, I just want to limit the availability of extra time.
I have them set up with there own user accounts too. Thanks, Steve

Answer:How to limit screensaver time available to operator.

Press Windows Key + R, type gpedit.msc, press OK. The Group Policy Editor is launched. Go to Local Computer Policy > User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Display > Hide Screen Saver tab. This setting prevents users from using Control Panel to add, configure, or change the screen saver on the computer. If you select Enable, it removes the Screen Saver tab from Display in Control Panel. Hope this helps. :)

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