What is “Require a password when a computer wakes”?
Once computer sleeps, all programs will be stopped. If password is enabled on wakeup, you’ll have to enter the password to sign in Windows 10 when it resumes from sleep. In fact, requiring a password on wakeup will get a better protection to your PC and privacy so that the unauthorized third party cannot access you PC at any time.
1. Press “Win” and “I” to open Settings and then click on “System”.
2. Click on “Power & sleep” and select how long you want your PC to wait before going to sleep when you are not using it.
How to Enable or Disable Windows 10 Password Prompt on Wakeup?
Solution #2: Enable or disable Windows 10 password prompt on wakeup using Local Group Policy Editor
Solution #3: Enable or disable Windows 10 password prompt on wakeup in Command Prompt
Tips: Password is incorrect when Windows 10 wakes up from sleep? How to fix?
Solution #1: Enable or Disable Windows 10 Password Prompt on Wakeup in Settings
Step 1: Press “Wi” + “I” key to open Windows “Settings” and then click on “Accounts”.
Step 2: Click on “Sign-in options” on the left side. Under the “Require sign-in”, please select “Never” if you would not like to sign in Windows 10 again when it wakes up. Otherwise, please select “When PC wakes up from sleep”.
Solution #2: Enable or Disable Windows 10 Password Prompt on Wakeup Using Group Policy
Step 1: Press “Win” + “R” to open “Run”. Then type in “gpedit.msc” and press “Enter” to open the Local Group Policy Editor.
Step 2: Please select the items in order: Computer Configuration – Administrative Templates – System – Power Management – Sleep Settings.
Step 3: Double click “Require a password when a computer wakes (plugged in)” or “Require a password when a computer wakes (on battery)”.
Step 4: Choose “Enable” or “Disable” depending on your needs and click “OK”.
Solution #3: Enable or Disable Windows 10 Password Prompt on Wakeup in Command Prompt
Option One: Enable “Require a password on wakeup”. Please copy and paste the related command depending on your needs to the command prompt and then press “Enter”.
Command for plugged-in devices: powercfg /SETACVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_NONE CONSOLELOCK 1
Command for Battery-powered device: powercfg /SETDCVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_NONE CONSOLELOCK 1
Option Two: Disable “Require a password on wakeup”. Please copy and paste the command depending on your needs to command prompt and then press “Enter”.
Command for plugged-in devices: powercfg /SETACVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_NONE CONSOLELOCK 0
Command for battery-powered device: powercfg /SETDCVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_NONE CONSOLELOCK 0
Password is Incorrect when Windows 10 Wakes Up from Sleep? How to Fix?
If you still cannot immediately access Windows 10，it’s suggested to use the password reset tool - Renee PassNow.
More about Renee Passnow
Whole password reset process takes only 4 simple steps without damaging data inside! Do not require any professional knowledge or possible password combinations.
For local account and administrator, Renee Passsnow will remove the password directly.
For Microsoft account, Renee Passnow will turn the Microsoft account into local one and reserve all data inside the account.
Compatible with: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP.
Here are detailed steps on how to reset login password with Renee PassNow.
Step 1: Download and install Renee PassNow in any workable Windows computer.
Step 2: Choose creation method, USB or CD/DVD.
Step 3: Boot the target PC from the created password reset USB/CD/DVD.
You will boot the target computer via a new created reset disk. Firstly, please hold a hot key to enter the BIOS menu and put CD-ROM or Removable Devices as the first choice. Please click here to know about how to change the boot order of your computer. After changing it successfully, please remember to save your setting and then restart your PC.
Step 4: Select “PassNow!”.
Step 5: Choose target account and then click “Clear Password”.
You can also recover Microsoft account in Windows 10/8.1/8. That is, Renee PassNow will convert the Microsoft account to a local account and the data or files inside it will still exist. After the software says that password is reset successfully, you can directly press “Enter” key to access Windows.
Besides, you can also create a new administrator to quickly access your PC. Please click “Create new account”.
The created administrator account named “Reneelab” with administrator rights, and its default password is “123456789”. You are able to change the password of target account with this new created administrator.
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