Windows 10: Screen turns off shortly after turn on.

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  1.    31 Oct 2017 #1

    Screen turns off shortly after turn on.

    I have installed the Fall Creator's update that some how upset my printer settings but that is sorted. However I now find that when I turn on the computer the sign in screen appears but unless I log in within a few minutes the screen turns off. This is since the update so why? My computer is set to close the screen after 2 hours of inactivity. Any thoughts please?
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18219
       31 Oct 2017 #2

    Hello Judesman, :)

    If you are waking up your PC from sleep or hibernate, then this may be the System unattended sleep timeout power setting responsible since there was no activity. You can test this theory by setting a higher number of minutes to see if that may help.

    Sleep Return Timeout for Unattended Wake Up - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3.    31 Oct 2017 #3

    Thank you Brink, I am not much of a techie. This happens now when the computer has been turned off (manually) and I turn it on again, which I always do overnight, boot up is it called? It is not a one off because I have turned off and on the computer a number of times to see what happens. This did not happen before the update yesterday.
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  4.    01 Nov 2017 #4

    Brink, "System unattended sleep timeout" does not appear to be available in Windows 10.
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  5.    01 Nov 2017 #5

    Judging from my various systems this now seems to be normal behaviour for Windows - it is different from before the update but is it actually causing you a problem??
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  6.    01 Nov 2017 #6

    Thank you rqt. No it isn't causing any problems but when some function on the computer changes it would be good to know why it has happened. Are there some release notes somewhere that tell us about the changes? I have the Edge notes but not any other update notes. That would be helpful.
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  7.    01 Nov 2017 #7

    I've had a quick look but I don't think you're going to find any simple succinct release notes (I suspect that there are just too many changes for this to be practical). No doubt someone will be along shortly to prove me wrong.................

    One change about the initial log in screen that I do like is that Windows now goes ahead & loads up my start up programs before I have logged in - so if I do not sign in immediately everything is ready to go when I do actually get around to it.
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  8.    01 Nov 2017 #8

    Yes it is a new 'feature' Just wiggle your mouse or trackpad and the startup splashscreen will reappear. Don't get phased if periodically the startup screen picture changes either (mine does) but having entered your login details the screen and picture you get there should be as normal.
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  9.    01 Nov 2017 #9

    Thanks both, much appreciated. One question, how do you know that your start up programmes have loaded before you have signed in?
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  10.    01 Nov 2017 #10

    "how do you know that your start up programmes have loaded before you have signed in?"

    Because if I delay signing in they are already running & ready to go - because if I sign in immediately I have to wait for them to load as has always been the case previously - because if I wait I can hear the Skype start up sound while still at the log on screen
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