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Put computer to sleep or PC automatically sleeps, which is a power-saving mode. For purpose of protecting privacy, we would like to enable password on wakeup. But some people would not like to frequently sign in Windows when it wakes up from sleep and they want to disable the password on wakeup. 3 ways to enable or disable Windows 10 password on wakeup will be provided. If password is incorrect when you sign in Windows 10,the following tips or tool will help you out.

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.

Windows 10 wakes up from sleep
If you would like to put computer to sleep in a shorter or longer time, please see the tips below.
Tips: Adjust how long your PC waits before going to sleep.
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?

Depending on your environment, you can decide whether the password is required or not when your PC wakes up. Next, let’s learn about how to turn on or off “Require a password on wakeup” in Windows 10.

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”.

Windows 10 sign in options
This method is very simple. But when you use a laptop which is powered by a battery, it’s suggested to try the following solutions.

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.

open Run

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)”.

Windows 10 sleep settings

Step 4:  Choose “Enable” or “Disable” depending on your needs and click “OK”.

Windows 10 enable or disable password on wakeup
This way is available for the device that is plugged in or powered by a battery. In addition, the Local Group Policy Editor can only be accessed in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions. If the Local Group Policy Editor cannot be run in your PC, please try to use Solution #3 below.

Solution #3: Enable or Disable Windows 10 Password Prompt on Wakeup in Command Prompt

At first, please open the command prompt with steps here: Click the Start menu, find out “Windows system” and click on it. Right click on the “command prompt”, click on “More” and then select “run as administrator”.
Windows 10 open command prompt
Enable “Require a password on wakeup”, please refer to Option One. Disable it, please refer to Option Two.

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

Windows 10 enable password on Wakeup

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

Windows 10 disable password on Wakeup

Password is Incorrect when Windows 10 Wakes Up from Sleep? How to Fix?

Some users say that the password entered is incorrect when Windows 10 wakes up from sleep. It’s suggested to check the state of “Caps Lock” and “Num Lock” key before entering password. When there are capital letters, please keep the “Caps Lock” on. And remember to keep the “Num Lock” key on before you type in numbers.

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.

Renee Passnow can help to recover data or transfer data inside the disk without running Windows.

Compatible with: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP.

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people has downloaded and reset the password successfully!

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. 

press to the download button

Step 2: Choose creation method, USB or CD/DVD.

Select one option from [Crate a Live USB] and [Create a Live CD]. Then, select [x64] or [x86] according to your computer. Next, click on [Download Now] to download the licensed ISO. Remember to activate the software beforehand. After that, click on [Create USB] to create the boot media.
use renee passnow to create usb to reset passnword

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.

steps to change the boot order in BIOS

Step 4: Select “PassNow!”.

Reset password

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.

Clear password

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.

Create new account