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microsoftIf you have your computer on and you go away from it for a while, when you come back you might need to wake it up because its settings put it on sleep, standby or hibernation mode. It is sufficient to click any button on the keyboard to resume what you were doing and turn the screen and the PC on. But at this point, you could face a little issue. In fact the system could prompt you for a password in order to unlock the computer and show  the desktop again. If you don’t want to be bothered by this nagging prompt, here is the trick to disable it.

Windows Vista

  1. Log on your computer as Administrator. Click Start.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click System and Maintenance.
  4. Click Power Options.
  5. Click Change Plan Settings for your current Plan.
  6. Click Change advanced power settings.
  7. Click Change settings that are not currently available . Give permission to continue when User Account Control dialog appears.
  8. Under Advanced Settings, expand Additional settings.
  9. Now expand Request a password on wakeup.
  10. Change the value to No for “Request a password on wakeup” by selecting a new option from drop down menu for On battery and Plugged in.
  11. Click OK.

Windows XP

  1. Log on your computer as Administrator. Click Start.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Performance and Maintenance.
  4. Click Power Options.
  5. Click the Advanced tab.
  6. Under Option untick Prompt for password when computer resume from standby option.
  7. Click OK.



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3 Comments to “Disable Windows Vista and XP from requiring for password on wakeup from Standby or Hibernation”

  1. Web Talk Says:

    Thanks Santosh! That’s a great solution! Also, thanks for posting the source.

  2. Santosh Says:

    from command line

    first type powercfg -q

    u can get the current GUID
    then follow the syntax

    powercfg -setacvalueindex 0

    example:

    require password when console wakes up (0=false, 1=true)
    powercfg -setacvalueindex 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c fea3413e-7e05-4911-9a71-700331f1c294 0e796bdb-100d-47d6-a2d5-f7d2daa51f51 0
    powercfg -setdcvalueindex 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c fea3413e-7e05-4911-9a71-700331f1c294 0e796bdb-100d-47d6-a2d5-f7d2daa51f51 0

    I have got it from here http://blogs.technet.com/richardsmith/archive/2007/11/29/powercfg-useful-if-you-know-the-guids.aspx

  3. AlexM Says:

    Your blog is interesting!

    Keep up the good work!


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