How To: Prevent Windows Vista from Asking For a Password When Resuming From Hibernation or Sleep
Whenever a Windows Vista powered desktop or notebook compter wakes up from sleep, standby or hibernation state (which also happens when user closes laptop’s lid, unless specifically disable sleep on lid closing), the system is locked up on Windows Vista log on screen, and system requests and asks for user’s password in order to unlock the PC and shows the desktop again.Locking down the Windows Vista when system goes into sleep or standby or hibernate is a good security measure.It’s good to make Windows Vista system no longer requests for password on resume or wake up from standby or sleep mode for a single user desktop computers and laptops.It’s easy to disable option to prompt for password when Windows Vista computer resumes or wakes up from stand by.
- Open Windows Vista Power Options by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking Power Options.
- On the Select a power plan page, click Change when the computer sleeps.
- On the Change settings for the plan page, click Change advanced power settings.
- On the Advanced settings tab, expand Sleep, expand Sleep after, click On battery or Plugged in (or both), click the arrow, and then click Never.
- Expand Hibernate after, click On battery or Plugged in (or both), click the arrow, and then click Never.
- If you also want the display to stay turned on, expand Display, expand Turn off display after, click On battery or Plugged in (or both), click the arrow, and then click Never.
- Click OK, and then click Save changes.
For Windows XP Computers:
To set Windows XP to go directly to your desktop when it resumes from hibernation or sleep instead of asking you for a password or having you click on your user account to get to your desktop.
- Click on Windows XP “Start”, choosing “Control Panel”.
- Select the “Power Options” control panel.
- When the “Power Options Properties” multi-tabbed dialog box appears, click the “Advanced” tab.
- Uncheck “Prompt for password when computer resumes from standby”.
- Click “OK” to close the dialog box.