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Thread: How to stop my PC from Auto Locking?

  1. #1
    Merzitar Guest

    How to stop my PC from Auto Locking?

    Hello. I am not sure if I am in the right catagory or not.

    About 2 days ago, my Windows Vista Home Premium computer enabled some sort
    of Auto Locking feature which I find to be rather annoying (same as if I
    where to CTRL+ALT+DELETE and click Lock Computer or press WINDOWS KEY+L).

    I have already checked alot of things including: Screensaver, Resume on
    Logon, Power settings and much more but all are/should be fine.

    Basicly what happens is that instead of my PC displaying my Screensaver, it
    locks the computer (after 10 minuets of Inactivity)
    I have checked everything I can think of and I just cannot seem to find out
    how to disable this "Auto Locking" feature.

    I would be very greatful if someone could help me out ^_^
    Thank you

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
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    Hi Merzitar-
    This is a little bit different than WXP.
    Go to "Help and Support", type in "computer locked", pick #4 (When my computer wakes...) for the complete answer to your question. There are choices you may want to make.
    Here's the shorter version: go to control panel/power options. On the "Select a power plan" page, click ""Require a password on wakeup". On the "Define power buttons and turn on password protection" page, "Don't require a password". Click "Save changes".
    While you're at the "Select a power plan" page you can go to the "Edit plan settings" page to change the "...turn off display" and "...computer sleep" times to your liking. (You can also get to this page via control panel/personalize/screen saver.)

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    22
    Hi again Merzitar-
    I found an error in my post-sorry 'bout that.
    Where it says "Don't require a password", it should say:
    CLICK "Don't require a password"
    Again, sorry 'bout that.
    Last edited by Gary Goldblum; 21-04-2008 at 01:54 PM.

  4. #4
    Merzitar Guest

    Re: How to stop my PC from Auto Locking?

    Don't worry about the mistake ^_^
    Thank you but it's still not working correctly.

    Basicly... It's not sleeping. It just locks after 10 minuets and I found it
    to be very annoying earlier when I was watching a DVD.

    Thanks for trying to help me though.

  5. #5
    SG Guest

    Re: How to stop my PC from Auto Locking?

    Hi,

    To many hits to post here, so try a Google search for the phrase

    vista locks the computer after 10 minutes of Inactivity

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