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Laptop not requiring sign-in after sleep

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#1 dancing leaves

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 08:30 AM

I didn’t shut down my new computer last night. When I got up today and moved the mouse, it resumed directly showing me the desktop, and not requiring me to login. I want this laptop to require a sign-in reliably 100% of the time it resumes from sleep.


My configuration:

  • Windows 10
  • In Power Settings, both battery and plugged in, turn screen off after 5 minutes, sleep after 10 minutes.
  • In Account Settings, Require Sign-In is set to When PC wakes from sleep. (there is only one user – me – and I am the Administrator)

What other settings should I be checking to make laptop require sign-in after sleep?


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#2 britechguy


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 10:09 AM

The question is:  Is the computer actually sleeping?


I ask only because some people make the mistake of thinking that the screen being turned off after 5 minutes means the machine is sleeping, but it's not.  Until and unless that 10 minutes has gone by and you have the "slow strobing power light" that indicates the machine is asleep it's not asleep.


Are you having this problem when you are 100% certain the machine is indeed in sleep state?

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#3 dancing leaves

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 10:47 AM

If Power Settings, both battery and plugged in, is set to sleep after 10 minutes, what would cause it to not be sleeping?


It was hours later I went back and moved the mouse, but I can't swear that the power light was blinking slowly.

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