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  1. Posts : 27,663
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1
       #11

    Many members use Macrium Reflect. The free version does everything most people need. Tutorial looks long, it isn't, just very detailed.


    I use the purchased version, couple more functions. It is regularly on sale for 20% off.


    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect



    Ken
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  2. Posts : 61,919
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #12

    ahumanerror said:
    Amazingly this does work. I kind of knew it would be something as simple... but there's a bit of a catch I've already discovered: It works up until you access Settings>Accounts>Sign In Options (I checked to see if it changed it). Then it just resets the reg value back to '0', but I have a feeling that this is because I'm using biometrics to sign in that disables this option entirely.

    In fact a simple change of a registry value makes me ask more questions about why biometrics disables this option, utter nonsense.
    You're most welcome.

    I haven't seen it do this on my system yet, but it will be interesting if anyone else also has this same issue.
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  3. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #13

    Caledon Ken said:
    Many members use Macrium Reflect. The free version does everything most people need. Tutorial looks long, it isn't, just very detailed. [/URL]

    Ken
    It's definitely something I'll look at when I get enough time. I suppose it's far easier to just copy and restore an image when it's right rather than having to reinstall everything once again.

    Brink said:
    You're most welcome.

    I haven't seen it do this on my system yet, but it will be interesting if anyone else also has this same issue.
    Are you using a password or biometrics? I may just write a simple app in VB that keeps checking every 30 seconds or something. I'll see how much it botheres me first lol.
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  4. Posts : 61,919
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #14

    ahumanerror said:
    Are you using a password or biometrics? I may just write a simple app in VB that keeps checking every 30 seconds or something. I'll see how much it botheres me first lol.
    I am indeed using a password, PIN, and Face. Odd.
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  5. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #15

    Hmm I can only put that down to the Windows version. Is your "Require Sign In" option greyed out too?
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  6. Posts : 61,919
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #16

    ahumanerror said:
    Hmm I can only put that down to the Windows version. Is your "Require Sign In" option greyed out too?
    It's not greyed out for me. Could be related I wonder.
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  7. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #17

    A bit of an update on this.

    So in the Local Group Policy editor I changed Require a password when a computer wakes (Both plugged in & On battery) from "Not configured" to "Disabled" and this solved the issue of it requesting a password when the screen turns back on... Yes that's right. It's definitely not entering sleep because if I have something downloading or whatever it continues while the screen is off, but weridly it seems that it classes the screen turning off as 'Sleep' and perhaps powers down the touchpad which is probably why I can't "wake" the screen with it.

    It's all confusing as hell, and the power options do not help since they've been heavily restricted in new systems. I have read "Microsoft are moving the power options from the old style control panel" in various places but nowhere in the system is any advanced power options. The only "Advanced" settings you get are basic ones such as:

    • Desktop background settings (Slide show)
    • Sleep (Sleep after & Hibernate after)
    • Display (Turn off after)
    • Battery notifications


    Bear in mind that the "Require Sign In" is still set to "Every Time" and is still greyed out. In my opinion it's some half assed change in power options Microsoft have done maybe in newer systems, since this is a 2020 laptop and my older laptop is 6 years old and works better than this in regards to these issues.
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