Windows 10: Password - Require after Display is Off in Windows 10 Solved

  1.    07 Jun 2017 #1

    Password - Require after Display is Off in Windows 10

    W 10
    the screen is set to go blank after 30mins. It becomes re-active by hitting "any" key. i.e.the desktop appears and operations can resume However this morning I had to enter a password to activate the screen to get back to the desktop. This is a first. Can someone advise how to get back to the desktop without the password please?
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1803 Build 17134.285 and W10 Insider Build 18234
       07 Jun 2017 #2

    Hi maurylen,

    These settings seem to get harder to find as MS moves us over to the new settings options.

    Try this route:
    1. Open settings and go to the personalisation screen and select Lock Screen, scroll down to the section with the link to "screen saver settings"

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    2. In the dialog box that opens make sure the check box is empty next to "On resume, display log-on screen"

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    Note: there is a tutorial that cover this and other aspects of the screen saver Change Screen Saver Settings in Windows 10
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  3.    07 Jun 2017 #3

    re - try this route. Success! Thanks "philc43" That tutorial is difficult to find. Don't need it now, just wanted to have a read, cheers "from down-under"
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