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Stop Windows XP auto logoff after no activity

by mike7 / March 28, 2004 4:22 PM PST

How can I stop Windows XP from automatically logging off after not using for some time? This seems to have started after I installed .net update

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Re:Stop Windows XP auto logoff after no activity
by Yew / March 28, 2004 8:35 PM PST

It doesn't exactly log you off, since all your programs and such are still running, but the option you want is in the screensaver settings. Just uncheck the box that says something about showing the welcome screen after the screensaver activates.

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It does log off
by wwolverinee / June 26, 2012 3:55 PM PDT

I have the same problem and it does log off. Because a log on screen appeared with user name and password.
And when entered i see all of my program was shut down. So if you dont know anything about it please dont make words for it. :-@

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That sounds like
by Jimmy Greystone / June 27, 2012 12:54 AM PDT
In reply to: It does log off

That sounds like your computer rebooted. When asked to enter a password due to screensaver time out, unless you've disabled fast user switching, your session will be preserved. I've personally witnessed this on dozens, maybe hundreds, of computers, and there are millions of other people around the world who can also vouch for that being the case. If that weren't enough for you, then I'm sure if you spent a little quality time with the MSKB and/or Google, you'd find official documentation, from Microsoft, that this is indeed how it is supposed to work.

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In short, why not
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 27, 2012 12:50 AM PDT

Uninstall that .net, that other account?

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