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How can I stop requiring a password on wakeup

Q: How can I stop requiring a password on wakeup

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?

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A: 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,

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Ok, I searched but didn't know how to word it properly, so here is my post. Basically, I want to disable the log on when you come back from a hybernation mode. In otherwords, if you walk away from your laptop for a while, and the computer went to sleep, you wake it by shakeing the mouse or hitting space bar, something. Well, after I do this it comes to a screen with the user name and I have to click it to get on. I just want it to wake up to my desktop.

Normally if you go to Start>>>control panel>>>Power Options>>>Change plan settings>>>Change advanced power settings>>>Require password on wakeup>>>here is wher you can change the option to NO or Yes, well, I want it No and I can't, it is ghosted out and stuck on yes...

Ohh, this is for an HP laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate Student 32 bit

Any ideas?


A:Required password on wakeup

Hello Homeuser66,

It sounds like you may just need to click on the Change settings that are currently unavailable link first before you will be able to change that setting.

Password - Require on Wakeup

Hope this helps,

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Some might say, Windows 10 home can be frustrating. Ok!, When my desktop goes to sleep, I have to enter my password on wakeup. I've searched all over the internet...and that includes www.tenforurs.com and printed out some thirty pages on how it can be done, but, no luck.
I have printed how to Make Windows 10 not require a Password on Wake. I went to Power Options in Control Panel, click the "Require a password on wakeup" on the left-hand side. Clicked on... "Change settings that are currently unavailable" link, then click the "Don't require a password " button, and made I saved it.
After the computer goes to sleep and I need to wake it up, it asks for my password. I've tried this at least dozen times in many different way according to some that post how to do it.

Anyone have a better way?

A:How Not to Enter Password Wakeup


You could try by going to "Settings" , "Accounts, "Sign-In Options", Require Sign-In and set that to Never.

Require Sign-in on Wakeup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10

If that still does not work and you normally sign-in using a MS account then try using a local account instead, make the changes that failed before and give that a try.
IMHO it's a credentials setting that may have to do with how Outlook is set up.


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Hi all - I have an annoying problem. I have my settings so that when my computer awakes it will ask for my password.
In System Settings, I have Require a Password selected under the option of Password Protection on Wakeup. It is also set that way in Power Options > Require Password on Wakeup > Yes.
I have attached a document with a screenshot of both options selected. Unfortunately, when I close the lid and then resume, I'm never asked for a password. I'm also not asked for a password when resuming from pressing the power button.
I have run AVG, Spybot, Adaware, and CCleaner in safe mode and can't figure out why the computer would be doing something other than what it is set to do.

Any ideas?! Please help!

A:Set to Require Password on Wakeup - But it doesn't

Dunno if this will help, but do you have a password enabled with your screen saver? That's the only significant difference from your system to mine AFAIK.

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When I upgraded to Win10 from Win 8.1 this value changed to [Required], which is a pain because I like to just hit the spacebar and have the machine ready without the extra fuss (many times a day.)

No one untrusted has physical access to the machine, but it wakes up at 4am and does updates and maintenance and such, and is connected to the Internet 24/7, so my question is: does having [Password protection on wakeup] set to 'Required' significantly help protect it from attackers over the Internet when it is asleep?

I imagine that attacks of that nature, hard as they may be at this point, by definition of complexity have access at a level such that this setting is irrelevant. Or not?

It almost goes without saying that I'd prefer an answer from someone particularly knowledgeable on this exact setting, and not just the, ?Well, it sure can't hurt? answer that is obvious. (I apologize if that is too blunt. )

Brink's tutorial - Require Sign-in on Wakeup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

A:[Password protection on wakeup] | Is set to 'Required' .. more better?

User Lucas Kauffman solved this over at security.stackexchange.com

It doesn't protect you from attacks over the internet (that's also not its intended purpose), unless you are using a VNC type of remote desktop solution. Ctrl-alt-del is more a protection from opportunists passing by your computer (physically).

Remote connectivity options like RDP always require valid credentials before a connection is established, even if the computer is unlocked on your side.

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I updated my friend's HP 500-056 computer from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 Update. This is a twin to my HP 500-056 system.

I have the QuickLaunch and Programs toolbars set up on both; the only difference is that she has Classic Shell installed while I don't.

And now to the problem; although I've told the computer not to require a password on wakeup, no matter what I do, her computer won't mind that one instruction.

Anybody got any ideas?

A:Don't Require Password on Wakeup Not working

Hmmm... Classic Shell might have something to do with it but I'm not sure.

Maybe see if these two jive with each other:

Attachment 42310

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Sometimes, but not always, when I put my Vista machine to sleep and wake it up Vista reports that my password is incorrect. I have checked to see whether numlock/caps is engaged and neither is. No matter how many times I try to enter the password it comes up as incorrect. The only way to get into Windows is to log off - losing all my work - and to log in again.

Can anyone offer advice on how I can fix this?

Thanks in advance!

A:Incorrect Password On Wakeup From Sleep

I don't know off hand what would be the cause, but, if the password on wakeup is not necessary to you, you can disable it.

Start + Control Panel + Power Options + Change When the Computer sleeps + Change Advanced Power Options

Now select No for the "Require a password on wakeup."

If you use sleep mode often and don't need it to be password protected, this would resolve the problem temporarily until it gets figured out.

If the password protect is necessary to you during sleep mode, then ignore this post? I'll take a look when I get home unless someone else has posted on it already.

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Beginning with Firefox (for PC) 4.0, anytime I take the focus away from a Firefox page that is loading, Firefox seems to either stop or slow waaaaay down! Is there any way to stop this and go back to the behavior of earlier versions?

I have also noticed that when I start Firtefox (resume) with a number of tabs open, Firefox does not automatically load the pages; instead, Firefox waits until I actually click on one of them and then it loads them! Seems connected with above.

Thanks in advance.


A:How do I stop Firefox requiring mouse motion to update sites?

What type of pages are we talking about? If it is video sites, that behavior is by design of the sites and has little to do with FF.

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Hi! I'm just new here, I have a problem about my laptop (Presario CQ40-416AU) when waking it up from sleep, I set a password for my login and I required the password when resuming from sleep but it shows password error everytime I tried to login.. what could be the problem? Thanks

W7 64 Ultimate
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A:Laptop Sleep then wakeup password error

Are you sure you're trying to login with the same account you set the password for?

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I know Windows 10 is new and that we will all experience more or less serious bugs over the next months. For the most part Windows 10 really works well on my Iconia W510. I post this as a thread here to see if I am the only one who has to enter the system password on wakeup even though it is disabled? I have disabled require password on wakeup on the Power Options page and when I recheck, it is disabled. But, every time I wakey the PC up from sleep I still have to enter the system password. Compared to most of the other reported problems here and elsewhere with Windows 10, I know I should not complain But it is still annoying.

A:Windows 10 requires password on wakeup - Iconia W5...

Do you have a screen saver enabled? They will often be set to require a password also, superseding the power settings.

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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.

A: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.

A: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!

A: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 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?

A: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 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.

A: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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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

A: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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follwing Problem:
Tecra R950 with Intel 520 series SSD and HDD/SSD password set = always F4 BSOD after wakeup from sleep.
OK with no password set.
OK with hibernate.
Same problem with iastor and msahci driver.

Any ideas? Think that it is a problem with the bios. It drops the ssd when wakeup, even can not write a memory dump (error 0xc0000010), cold boot required.

A:Tecra R950 with Intel SSD 520 and SSD Password set = F4 BSOD after wakeup


Did you replace the SSD drive?
As far as I know many of the Tecra R950 was equipped with an 500GB HDD.

I could be related to the SSD drive?

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A user of a Windows 8.1 station operating in a workgroup can choose not to enter a password to wakeup the station, but if the station is operating in a domain its security is enhanced and the user need to enter a password to wakeup the station.
A Group Policy should be able to control wether a password is or is not required to get the station out of sleep but I have not yet discovered how to do it since obvious modifications of the strategy do not produce the required result.
Does anyone know how to do it?

A:disable password protection on wakeup on a domain station

Does anyone knows which parameter in the group policies controls the unlocking of Windows 8.1 workstations without having to enter a domain password every time?
I have Surface stations which I could unlock without problem before putting them in a domain but I cannot control their unlocking anymore regardless of the parameters which I activate in the server group policies.
The only clue provided by Microsoft is that the unlocking parameter is now controled by the administrator, presumably in the server's group policies.

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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

A: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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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.

A:[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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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?.....

A: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,

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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???

A: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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Hi guys I am wondering if there is any way that I can have my computer require a password after it has been woken up from sleep, or after the screen saver has been on, while I have auto login enabled. I have auto login on because I am too lazy to enter a password every time I start up my computer or switch between partitions. But I still would like the security of requiring a password after my computer has been woken up from sleep, or if my screen saver has come on, is there any way to do this?

A:Require a password on computer wakeup while auto login is enabled

Hello BigDirrrty, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, you sure can. What you have set so far is only for automatic log on at startup. Log On Automatically at Startup
The tutorial below will show you how to enable password protection when resuming from a screen saver.Screen Saver Password Protection -Enable or Disable
The tutorial below will show you how to enable password protection on wake up.Password - Require on Wakeup
Hope this helps,

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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

A: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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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.

A: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?


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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





A: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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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.

A: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.


A: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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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.

A: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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When I put my computer to sleep and wake it up it always asks for my password. Since I'm the only user on this computer and it's set to autologon on startup it's of no use to have the password prompt when returning from sleep.

But how can I turn this off? The "Require password on wakeup" in Power settings is grayed out so I can't change it.

A:How to turn off "Require password on wakeup"?

Hi laxu,

Click the start orb and type Power Options into the search box and press enter/return. Click on Require a password on wakeup. The following screen will appear.

Click on Change settings that are currently unavailable and, after providing administrative credentials, the following screen will appear.

The option you require is Don't require a password, so select that option and then click Save changes and then close the dialogue boxes.

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I keep having to set "Require a Password on Wakeup" on my power profile to "No" and, ever few days, it keeps resetting to "Yes". Why is this?

Has anyone else seen this?

How do I fix this?

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How do I change my logon options so that I do not have to use either a password or PIN#?

A:Want to stop using password

See this tutorial: Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup - Windows 10 Forums


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I did it. In Windows XP, when I couldn't connect to the Net, I went into Network Connections and fussed around with the two Local Area Connections that I have, and now every time I boot up my computer it asks for a password. Even though I have always left it blank, it still asks for a password every time. What do I check or uncheck to get it to stop asking for a password?

A:XP, please stop asking for a password

Have u tried just clicking OK, and leaving the password blank??

If it doesn't work u may have to phone ur ISP to re-set the account

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When I start my computer I have to enter a password. I would like to be able to stop doing this and be able to go straight into my computer without having to type in a password. Does anyone know how this can be done?

A:Want to stop using password

Hello John,

You can use OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to set Windows to automatically sign in to your account at startup.

Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup

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I have an older Gateway Performance 1300 desktop that I inherited. There is a password on it that has to be put in before it will even go to setup. I assume it is a computer password rather than an XP password (running XP Home SP3) but I can find no way to turn it off. In the setup, it says supervisor password uninstalled, user password installed, and below it has places to put in both passwords. I guess if it is the user password, I could change it, but I see no way to turn it off. No one else uses the computer and there is no need for this password, it is just an aggravation.

Any help on how to turn it off would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

A:How do I stop using a password

Do you have the owner/user manual?

You could also go here:


and enter the serial number on the back of the case. You may be able to download a manual there.

That model is over 10 years old, you may have difficulty finding support documentation.

The basic approach would be to reset the BIOS/CMOS jumper pin on the motherboard, IMO.

Worth a look, http://www.tech-faq.com/reset-bios-password.html


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I keep getting a message "To use HP Password Manager, you need to install the Password Manager Firefox extension.  Firefox will not let me use the extension and I would simply like to stop the constant messaging.

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I have an account on a website that is quite important; it is a https site. It remembers my username and password, so I went to Internet options and deleted the history, passwords, cookies etc. I also edited the options to "don't remember passwords or data entered into forms etc" but the problem still persists. The people who manage that site told me it's not a problem of which they are aware either.

I would try a different web browser but neither chrome nor firefox seem to support all the functions of this site. If I am missing something obvious or if anyone has anything else worth trying please do let me know......thank you.

A:IE9 won't stop remembering a password!

Run CCleaner. That may eradicate it. Download CCleaner 3.20.1750 - FileHippo.com

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When the password window appears on startup, it immediately fills with dots and I cannot stop it. I cannot get into my system because I cannot prevent the dots. I have tried the following:

~ deleting the dots -- but they simply reappear
~ pressing enter (in hopes it would allow me to enter a password on the second time),
~ going in through safe mode (same problem exists)
~ go to 'last known good configuration'
~ using on screen keyboard
~ using an external keyboard
~ rebooting

This is on a Dell Pavillion dm4 laptop. Oh, and before this started, I was creating a new user account and the battery died. When I ran to get the cord, my child was pressing the numbers 1-9 repetitively. I did try to let it fill for a few minutes thinking it may just need to catch up, but that wasn't it. Something is wrong.

A:How do I stop password from filling?

Can you disable the built-in keyboard via a shortcut? Most laptops have the feature... Then try the external lone again.

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My question is whether using a password manager would prevent a keylogger from stealing passwords.

I thought that as a password manager pastes the passwords directly into your browser then it wouldn't give much chance for a keylogger to record keystrokes or copy things from the system memory.

Any thoughts about this ?


A:Do password managers stop keyloggers ?

crezz said:

My question is whether using a password manager would prevent a keylogger from stealing passwords.

I thought that as a password manager pastes the passwords directly into your browser then it wouldn't give much chance for a keylogger to record keystrokes or copy things from the system memory.

Any thoughts about this ?

Thanks.Click to expand...


My strategy on windows was this;
Anti-Keylogger (for example: KeyScrambler or Zemana Antilogger) + Keepass with Secure Window + Two-Channel Auto-Type Obfuscation for every password.
Browser plugin too.

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I would greatly apreciate if someone who already knows how to solve this prob could guide me. Nobody seems to know yet...

I have been trying to solve this prob for a while now .

I have a asus p6t deluxe v2 Motherboard with win seven on in.
I Have 3 sessions, Admin rights, standart rights, and guest.

When I start my pc in the admin session epu starts by itself no pop up. I want to keep on using this epu.

But when I use my standard session (wich i always do), at every start I have a pop up asking me if I allow the program to run and I need to type the admin password.

I would like epu to just start without asking me the permission nor password.

please help me

thx a lot

A:how to stop epu-six engin to pop up for password at every session

up por favor

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really losing my patience on this one, so any help would be greatly appreciated ...
XP Pro SP3 on DELL Dimension 4550
Ive been googling and for the most part see the same suggestion offered as a fix:

"right click desktop – properties – screen saver tab – power button – change monitor and hard drive turn off to the desired time period"

as well as this for the password issue:

"Log on to your computer as an administrator. Click Start, and then click Control Panel. - Click Performance and Maintenance. - Click Power Options. - Click Advanced tab. - Under “Options” section, uncheck the check box for Prompt for password when computer resume from standby opton."

ive seen this suggested over and over and have applied the steps in both my limited account and in the admin account. still keeps doing the same thing.
• I'd like to note that i saw one thing mentioned that i have not tried because i wasnt sure how to proceed.
i saw someone mention the power management settings in the BIOS. BUT when i entered the BIOS, i wasnt sure what might be safe to change / disable / etc.,etc...
any other thoughts ideas / tips?
thanks all

this is a work computer so i apologize if i dont update or reply right away

A:How Do I Make XP STOP Going To Sleep Then Asking For Password?

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A few days ago I had to re-load everything on this computer. My HD went bad. Now every time I start windows it stops and asks for my password. I didn't enter a password and don't need one. How can I prevent this from happening and just go ahead and load windows???

A:how to stop asking for password when logging in to xp home

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I removed the requirement many times and ways. But when your pc updates during the night it turns it back to asking for the requirement again. very frustrating

A:how do you stop windows 10 password requirement

njabbfan Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about wanting to login to Win10 without using a password and wanted to help.Don't know what you tried, but see if this TenForums tutorial helps:  http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3539-sign-user-account-automatically-windows-10-startup.html Good LuckI am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.========================================================================If you feel my suggestions helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol to say thanks!If they helped resolve your issue, please click "Accept As Solution" to help others find similar information. 

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I have set my machine (under Power Options and other places) to not ask for a password when it starts or wakes up, but it's still doing it. How can I get Vista to stop doing this?

A:stop Vista from asking for a password when it wakes up

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My 64bit laptop is connected to cable Internet/router, with wi-fi disabled-
I trialed Bitdefender IS (Slow/buggy!), and it forced me to create a logon password.

After uninstalling BD, I set PW to spaces so I wouldn't be prompted every time I booted.
Now Win popup says to create a new PW, as current PW expires in 4 days.

How can I completely stop PW protection, and Not be bugged again?

A:How to completely stop password protection?

I don't recommend this but if you really want to disable the password from the start menu type in secpol.msc. Expand account policies > password policies. Double click on minimum password length, enter 0, and then close. Open maximum password age and enter 0 and close both windows. From control panel open up user accounts. Click on your account and then select remove password. Type in your current password and then click on remove password.

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