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Vista will password lock when computer is idle for a period of time

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    Join Date : Apr 2010
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    Vista will password lock when computer is idle for a period of time

    I am not quite sure where to start...as it is not a hardware issue, so me mentioning the hardware would more than likely not make the difference.

    A few weeks ago, after a security update came down from Windows update, my home setup mysteriously started password locking when the remaining idle for a period of time. I do not have any other user accounts on my computer, just the Administrator account that I normally use. This same thing happens on my networked office computers, even if you aren't an administrator.

    I have made sure that my screensaver is off, and I have also even messed around the power options, making sure that it was not the "one wake-up ask for password option."

    I am not quite sure what caused this function to turn on, perhaps it was the security update, perhaps it was not.

    Does anybody now how to turn off this function?

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    Join Date : Dec 2009
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    Re: Vista will password lock when computer is idle for a period of time

    Hello,

    Right click on your Desktop and click on Personalise. Click Screensaver in the new window. In the Screensaver window, uncheck "On resume display logon screen", click OK and the problem should be fixed!

    Richard

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    Join Date : Apr 2010
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    Re: Vista will password lock when computer is idle for a period of time

    Quote Originally Posted by niemiro View Post
    Hello,

    Right click on your Desktop and click on Personalise. Click Screensaver in the new window. In the Screensaver window, uncheck "On resume display logon screen", click OK and the problem should be fixed!

    Richard
    My screensaver is set to NONE, and this still happens. Thank you for the help, but that is not the issue.

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