How to Auto Log onto the Windows after Sleep

Posted by Britt Duncan - July 19, 2014

The computer is often set to go to the Sleep mode when we have to leave or go to bed. In this way, we can wake up the system instantly, rather than restarting it, which takes extra time. For the security concerns, Windows by default asks us to put in the user account password whenever we wake up the OS. No matter you are running Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, you are allowed to disable the requiring password on wake up and to log in automatically. Let’s check out then.
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To Auto Logon after Sleep through Power Option

To Auto Logon after Sleep through PC settings (in Windows 8 & Windows 8.1)

To Auto Logon after Sleep through Registry Settings (in Windows 8.1)

To Auto Logon after Sleep through Power Option

Step one- Click Start menu, then Control Panel.

control panel

Step two- Click Power Options in Large icons view.

power-options-control-panel

Step three- Select Require a password on wakeup from the left pane.

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Step four- Click Change settings that are currently unavailable.

change-settings-that-are-not-available

Step five- Check Don’t require a password, and click Save changes.

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To Auto Logon after Sleep through PC settings (in Windows 8 & Windows 8.1)

In Windows 8
Step one- Hit Windows key and C together. Then select Settings.

settings- win8

Step two- Click Change PC settings.

change PC settings

Step three- Click Users in the left pane.

users

Step four- Click on Change under Sign-in options in the right pane. Click Ok if there is a requirement window pops up.

change-sign-in-options

Now you can hit Windows and D back to the desktop and save changes.

In Windows 8.1
Step one- Press Windows key and I to reveal Settings charm. Then click on Change PC settings at the bottom.

change PC settings

Step two- Click on Accounts in the left pane.

accounts

Step three- Click on Sign-in options in the pop-up window. And click Change under Password policy in the right pane.

change-win8.1

To Auto Logon after Sleep through Registry Settings (in Windows 8.1)

Step one- Hit Windows key and R to open Run, type Regedt32.exe in the dialog box. And press Enter.

REGEDIT

Step two- Navigate to the following path:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

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Step three- Locate a DWORD named DelayLockInterval in the right pane. Right click on it and select Modify.

DelayLockInterval

Step four- Put 0 in the Value data box. And click OK.

change-value

And now you can close the Registry Editor and reboot to observe the changes.




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