Require password after sleep.

  1.    #1

    Require password after sleep.

    I need my Windows 10 computer to require my windows password after waking from sleep.
    All answers on the web point to either the 'Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Power Options' menu or the 'Settings -> Accounts -> Sign-in options' menu. I have checked both and the ability to require a password after sleeping is absent. I have also searched the lock screen settings and screen timeout settings, but to no avail.

    Any help is much appreciated, thanks.

    Some additional information: This is a new computer with the current version of Windows 10. The 'Sign-in options' page (where I believe the setting should be) shows these options: 'Windows Hello', 'Password', 'PIN', 'Picture Password', and 'Privacy'.
    I have also checked 'On resume, display logon screen' in the screen saver settings: this did not work.
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  2. davidhk's Avatar
    Posts : 5,367
    windows 10 Home threshold2

    ok. Do it the old fashioned way.......
    Since my Win 10 is the current version 1709, I have to give you instructions based on memory.
    The "step by step" or the wordings could be a little off. But you should be able to understand the instructions.
    Go to Control Panel > top right, click the "View by" > select either small or large > click Power Options .
    Left side, click Choose what the power buttons do > right side,, click Change settings that are currently unavailable > select Require a password on wake up > click Save changes.
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  3.    #3

    Thank you for the replies, but unfortunately these options are missing for me.
    Here are my Power options and sign-in options respectively:
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 36,979
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18860

    Hello eaa, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    The tutorial below may be able to help you with this setting.

    Turn On or Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup in Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
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  5.    #5

    I just checked and can see I have windows updates to install, I will install them and update the thread if the issue persists. Thanks all
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