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    Require Sign-in on Wakeup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10

    Require Sign-in on Wakeup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup in Windows 10
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    How to Turn On or Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup in Windows 10

    information   Information
    To help secure your PC, Windows requires users to sign in when it wakes from sleep or hibernate by default.

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to require sign-in on wakeup for all users in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to turn on or off require sign-in on wakeup.

    Note   Note
    This will change the require sign-in on wakeup in your currently active selected power plan, and for all users that use the same power plan.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Turn On or Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup in Settings
    • Option Two: To Turn On or Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup in Power Options
    • Option Three: To Turn On or Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup in Command Prompt
    • Option Four: To Enable or Disable Require Sign-in on Wakeup for All Users in Local Group Policy Editor
    • Option Five: To Enable or Disable Require Sign-in on Wakeup for All Users using a REG file


    EXAMPLE: Sign-in
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    Require Sign-in on Wakeup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Require Sign-in on Wakeup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10
    To Turn On or Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup in Settings

    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Accounts icon.

    2. Click/tap on Sign-in options on the left side, and select Never (off) or When PC wakes up from sleep (on) for what you want under Require sign-in on the right side. (see screenshot below)
    Note   Note
    This option will only be available if the account has a password.


    3. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.

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    Require Sign-in on Wakeup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Require Sign-in on Wakeup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10
    To Turn On or Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup in Power Options

    Note   Note
    The Require a password on wakeup setting is not shown in Power Options by default.

    If you haven't already, you will need to first add "Require a password on wakeup" to Power Options to be able to do this option.


    1. Open the advanced power settings for your current chosen power plan.

    2. Click/tap on the Change settings that are currently unavailable link. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Set the Require a password on wakeup settings to Yes or No for what you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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    Require Sign-in on Wakeup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Require Sign-in on Wakeup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10
    To Turn On or Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup in Command Prompt

    1. Open an elevated command prompt.

    2. Do step 3 (on) or step 4 (off) for what you would like to do.


     3. Turn On Require Sign-in on Wakeup

    A) Copy and paste the command below you want to use into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter. You can close the command prompt when finished. (see screenshot below)

    (On battery (if available) )
    powercfg /SETDCVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_NONE CONSOLELOCK 1


    (Plugged in)
    powercfg /SETACVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_NONE CONSOLELOCK 1

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     4. Turn Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup

    A) Copy and paste the command below you want to use into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter. You can close the command prompt when finished. (see screenshot below)

    (On battery (if available) )
    powercfg /SETDCVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_NONE CONSOLELOCK 0


    (Plugged in)
    powercfg /SETACVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_NONE CONSOLELOCK 0

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    Require Sign-in on Wakeup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR Require Sign-in on Wakeup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10
    To Enable or Disable Require Sign-in on Wakeup for All Users in Local Group Policy Editor

    Note   Note
    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do this option.

    Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions. All editions can use Option Five below to do this using a REG file instead.

    If you enable or disable require password on wakeup using this option, it will override Option One, Option Two, and Option Three above.


    1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

    2. In the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)

    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Power Management\Sleep Settings

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    3. Do step 4 (Not configured), step 5 (Enabled), step 6 (Disabled) below for what you would like to do.


     4. To Set Require Sign-in on Wakeup to Not Configured

    Note   Note
    This is the default setting.

    This option will allow all users on the PC to be able to do Option One, Option Two, or Option Three above.


    A) In the right pane of Sleep Settings in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Require a password when a computer wakes (plugged in) policy to edit it. (see screenshot below step 2)

    B) Select (dot) Not Configured, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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    C) In the right pane of Sleep Settings in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Require a password when a computer wakes (on battery) policy to edit it. (see screenshot below step 2)

    D) Select (dot) Not Configured, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

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     5. To Enable Require Sign-in on Wakeup for All Users

    A) In the right pane of Sleep Settings in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Require a password when a computer wakes (plugged in) policy to edit it. (see screenshot below step 2)

    B) Select (dot) Enabled, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 4B)

    C) In the right pane of Sleep Settings in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Require a password when a computer wakes (on battery) policy to edit it. (see screenshot below step 2)

    D) Select (dot) Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below step 4D)


     6. To Disable Require Sign-in on Wakeup for All Users

    A) In the right pane of Sleep Settings in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Require a password when a computer wakes (plugged in) policy to edit it. (see screenshot below step 2)

    B) Select (dot) Disabled, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 4B)

    C) In the right pane of Sleep Settings in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Require a password when a computer wakes (on battery) policy to edit it. (see screenshot below step 2)

    D) Select (dot) Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below step 4D)


    7. When finished, you can close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.






    Require Sign-in on Wakeup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 OPTION FIVE Require Sign-in on Wakeup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10
    To Enable or Disable Require Sign-in on Wakeup for All Users using a REG file

    Note   Note
    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do this option.

    If you enable or disable require password on wakeup using this option, it will override Option One, Option Two, and Option Three above.



    The .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD values in the registry keys below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Power\PowerSettings\0e796bdb-100d-47d6-a2d5-f7d2daa51f51

    DCSettingIndex DWORD
    ACSettingIndex DWORD

    (delete) = Not configured
    0 = Disabled
    1 = Enabled


    1. Do step 2 (Not configured), step 3 (Enabled), step 4 (Disabled) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Set Require Sign-in on Wakeup to Not Configured

    Note   Note
    This is the default setting.

    This option will allow all users on the PC to be able to do Option One, Option Two, or Option Three above.


    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Not_Configured_require_password_on_wakeup.reg

    download


     3. To Enable Require Sign-in on Wakeup for All Users

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Enable_require_password_on_wakeup.reg

    download


     4. To Disable Require Sign-in on Wakeup for All Users

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Disable_require_password_on_wakeup.reg

    download


    5. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    6. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    7. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    8. If you like, you can now delete the downloaded .reg file.


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10 64bit
       2015-08-01 #1

    I have a Surface Pro 3, and have done all those settings as suggested, but I still have to sign-in. I am using a MS account. Any ideas on this please?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,477
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       2015-08-01 #2

    Hello Pietro, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Since this is on a Surface Pro 3, check to see if it may be a setting like below instead.

    Password - Require after Display is Off in Windows 8.1
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10 64bit
       2015-08-01 #3

    Am I confused? I think that link is to require a password. I don't want to use a pw on my Surface as I don't need the security.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,477
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       2015-08-01 #4

    That link is to require to sign in after display is off. It'll be worth check to see if your Surface Pro 3 has such a setting. If it does, then that could be why you are still having to sign in after wakeup.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  5. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10 64bit
       2015-08-01 #5

    Yes it has the settings, which I have set to never require a password for all the above. But it still does so maybe it's one of the bugs which will be fixed with an update. I hope so. Thanks for your advice.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  6. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,477
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       2015-08-01 #6

    That or one of those unknown settings somewhere again.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  7. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 1
    windows 10
       2015-08-06 #7

    Brink said: View Post
    That or one of those unknown settings somewhere again.
    I have the same issue, tried everything. I can't even disable password because i'm using a microsoft account to log in. How annoying...
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,477
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       2015-08-06 #8

    erickruse1 said: View Post
    I have the same issue, tried everything. I can't even disable password because i'm using a microsoft account to log in. How annoying...
    Hello Erick, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Did you want this for at startup instead of at wakeup from sleep?

    Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  9. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10 64bit
       2015-08-06 #9

    erickruse1 said: View Post
    I have the same issue, tried everything. I can't even disable password because i'm using a microsoft account to log in. How annoying...
    Finally I got rid of password and lock-screen on my Surface Pro3. (Though it still requires password after restart)

    I applied the registry script at the bottom of the page in this link:

    Lock Screen - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

    It is reversible as well.
    Last edited by Brink; 2015-08-06 at 17:52. Reason: updated link for the same
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 
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