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Vista passord prompt not there when waking up computer.

by BridgetW / January 24, 2008 5:05 AM PST

I am the administrator on my home computer and there aren't any other users. My problem is that there isn't a password prompt when "waking up" my computer, but it's there when I turn it on after completely shutting down. I just got this computer a week ago and this problem only started yesterday. I'm just getting familiar with it and haven't installed any programs yet (came preloaded with Vista from Dell).

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Re: password prompt
by Kees Bakker / January 24, 2008 5:38 AM PST

Sorry, I don't have Vista here. But in XP it's checkbox in the Advanced tab of the Energy management applet in Control Panel: ask password when computer comes out of standby.
Might be the same in Vista.


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by John.Wilkinson / January 24, 2008 10:14 AM PST
In reply to: Re: password prompt

Go Control Panel->Hardware and Sound->Power Options and then click "Require a password on wakeup" in the left-hand column.


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Password prompt
by BridgetW / January 24, 2008 2:12 PM PST
In reply to: Yep...

Thanks! Now it's fine!

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