How to stop nuisance requirement to sign in after sleep - sole user.

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  1. Posts : 340
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit (with Creators OS)
       #1

    How to stop nuisance requirement to sign in after sleep - sole user.


    I don't have to sign in when starting the computer. No problem there.

    But after having a clean re-install of Windows 10 (Anniversary Upgrade), (after having an SSD installed) I now have a picture of a tree trunk. To get rid of that I press the Space Bar. Then I get a stylised shape representing the place for a user picture, then below that the name of the computer, and below that a rectangular box with "Sign in". I have to move the mouse pointer to that box and click. After all that fuss I see my Desktop. None of that happened before the SSD and the Windows 10 + Anniv. Upgrade was installed.

    I have done Settings > Sign-in options > followed by a list of irrelevant things: Windows Hello, Password, PIN, Picture password, Privacy. Nothing about signing in.

    Following a tenforums tutorial I pressed Windows key+R and entered netplwiz, I unchecked "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer". Under that is my computer name and under "Group" is "Administrator". I pressed OK and got "Password for [computer name] and "To change a password, press Cterl-Alt-Del and select change"password. I don't have, want or need a password. I am the sole user and administrator of this machine.

    I therefore pressed OK and nothing happens.

    I have had no luck with other tenforums tutorial options nor Internet pages offering a solution. I am not keen to fiddle with the Registry - too dangerous for me.

    I am still stuck with this nuisance. How can I get rid of that sign-in bother please? It wasn't a problem before.

    Thanks.
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  2. Posts : 61,510
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #2

    Hello Steve, :)

    Have you already tried this below to turn off requiring a password on wakeup?

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html
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  3. Posts : 2,295
    Win10 202H
       #3

    You can disable the Lock screen but for me I hit the keyboard once which turns off the lockscreen and brings up the Pin Pad and I type my pin and Windows loads . 5 keys isn't bad but I haven't looked further into totally disabling Passwords like I had in win7.


    Lock Screen - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  4. Posts : 340
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit (with Creators OS)
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Brink said:
    Hello Steve, :)

    Have you already tried this below to turn off requiring a password on wakeup?

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html
    Yes, I did, but in Option 1, after "change advanced power settings", "Change settings that are unavailable" does not appear, and no choices are greyed out and none concern sign-in.

    Option 2 just concerns the sleep times.

    This is weird. I have the Anniversary Upgrade. Could Option 1 be not yet ready for that?

    EDIT (in red). The first option I refer to above is 1(I got muddled over the option numbers). Also, I have Windows 10 Home Premium.
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  5. Posts : 340
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit (with Creators OS)
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Kbird said:
    You can disable the Lock screen but for me I hit the keyboard once which turns off the lockscreen and brings up the Pin Pad and I type my pin and Windows loads . 5 keys isn't bad but I haven't looked further into totally disabling Passwords like I had in win7.


    Lock Screen - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    Thanks, but the first two options are not included in Home Premium editions of Window 10, and the third will only do it with certain previously setup settings
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  6. Posts : 2,295
    Win10 202H
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    Stevekir said:
    Yes, I did, but in Option 1, after "change advanced power settings", "Change settings that are unavailable" does not appear, and no choices are greyed out and none concern sign-in.

    Option 2 just concerns the sleep times.

    This is weird. I have the Anniversary Upgrade. Could Option 1 be not yet ready for that?

    EDIT (in red). The first option I refer to above is 1(I got muddled over the option numbers). Also, I have Windows 10 Home Premium.

    Not Sure , Brink may know more, as I have all 3 ways on my AU Pro System 1511_545 system to disable password from Sleep.

    *** editted , this system has not been offered AU yet.
    Last edited by Kbird; 17 Aug 2016 at 17:15.
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  7. Posts : 2,295
    Win10 202H
       #7

    Stevekir said:
    Thanks, but the first two options are not included in Home Premium editions of Window 10, and the third will only do it with certain previously setup settings
    True, Home does not have the Group Policy Editor which is why Brink included the 2 .reg Files for Home Users ... Option 2

    download both the files , right click on the Disable version and Merge it into the Registry. (double left Clicking should work too)

    if it doesn't work or you don't like it use the Enable version to put it back to normal.


    Lock Screen - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums



    ***edit..... the .reg file works for my system to disable the lock screen just fine.
    Last edited by Kbird; 17 Aug 2016 at 10:37.
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  8. Posts : 61,510
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #8

    Stevekir said:
    Yes, I did, but in Option 1, after "change advanced power settings", "Change settings that are unavailable" does not appear, and no choices are greyed out and none concern sign-in.

    Option 2 just concerns the sleep times.

    This is weird. I have the Anniversary Upgrade. Could Option 1 be not yet ready for that?

    EDIT (in red). The first option I refer to above is 1(I got muddled over the option numbers). Also, I have Windows 10 Home Premium.
    Hello Steve,

    It appears Microsoft made changes to all this. I have updated the tutorial below to help.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html
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  9. Posts : 340
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit (with Creators OS)
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Brink said:
    Hello Steve,

    It appears Microsoft made changes to all this. I have updated the tutorial below to help.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html
    The window I get in the sign-in is different from the one shown in your new tutorial. Please see the attachment.

    The red text (in my attachment) strongly implies that I must set a password to allow access to the change I want to make. My computer was set up by my computer shop in exactly the same way as my earlier computer (which it replaced) to make me the Administrator - I never need to use a password. As I am the sole user (desktop machine.) I don't want a password, because setting one might require me to use it every time I start up the computer (which doesn't happen at present - I don't even have to log on) or require a password at other times, all of which would be a nuisance. Once a PW is set, the machine might insist on it being used somewhere.

    Is there any way for me to use the computer without any PW, set or required?

    If not, would I need to press ADD (my attachment) and go through setting an (unnecessary) PW? What use would it have (apart from getting me to the next window? Would it cause a nuisance elsewhere?

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  10. Posts : 61,510
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #10

    Interesting. If you create a password, do you have the option available afterwards?
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