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How to Add or Remove "Require a password on wakeup" from Power Options in Windows 10


In Windows 10, the Require a password on wakeup setting was removed in Power Options, and only available in Settings as the Require Sign-in setting by default now.

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

Any changes to the Require a password on wakeup setting will affect all users on the PC that use the same power plan.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Require a password on wakeup setting in Power Options for all users in Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to add or remove this setting in Power Options.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Add or Remove "Require a password on wakeup" in Power Options using Command Prompt
  • Option Two: Add or Remove "Require a password on wakeup" in Power Options using REG file


EXAMPLE: "Require a password on wakeup" in Power Options
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Add Require a password on wakeup to Power Options in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Add Require a password on wakeup to Power Options in Windows 10
Add or Remove "Require a password on wakeup" in Power Options using Command Prompt

1. Open an elevated command prompt.

2. Type the command below you want to use into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter.

(Add)
powercfg -attributes SUB_NONE 0E796BDB-100D-47D6-A2D5-F7D2DAA51F51 -ATTRIB_HIDE

OR

(Remove - default)
powercfg -attributes SUB_NONE 0E796BDB-100D-47D6-A2D5-F7D2DAA51F51 +ATTRIB_HIDE

3. You can now close the elevated command prompt if you like.






Add Require a password on wakeup to Power Options in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Add Require a password on wakeup to Power Options in Windows 10
Add or Remove "Require a password on wakeup" in Power Options using REG file


The downloaded .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\0E796BDB-100D-47D6-A2D5-F7D2DAA51F51

Attributes DWORD

1 = Remove
2 = Add


1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Add "Require a password on wakeup" to Power Options

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Add_Require_password_on_wakeup_to_Power_Options.reg

download


 3. To Remove "Require a password on wakeup" from Power Options

This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Remove_Require_password_on_wakeup_from_Power_Options.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

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

7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn