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Disabling Screen Saver Security Lock

by johnsm2 / April 27, 2005 11:43 PM PDT

I am trying to find out an easy way to prevent my machine from locking after 15 minutes of absence user input. Even though I have Administrator level access, my exroommate has somehow figured out how to have my machine lock after 15 minutes without keyboard or mouse input. (As usual, if I then provide my login password it unlocks.) When I go to desktop screen saver properties, the "Wait 15 minutes, resume on password" is checked and greyed out, so I cannot uncheck it! I'm sure he thinks screwing with my PC is really funny, but it is a massive pain for me.

Does anyone know how I can get this turned off? I would think Windows would recognize my own administrator access and let me change it. Is there a registry setting somewhere for this? I can't afford to reinstall my operating system. Thanks!

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(NT) (NT) System Restore to before the problem.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 27, 2005 11:52 PM PDT
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and perhaps
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 28, 2005 4:26 AM PDT

lock your ex-roommate out of your computer by not giving him an account.


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