Solved Configure laptop to resume without entering password

Dell / Inspiron 530
July 28, 2018 at 18:28:03
Specs: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 2 GHz / 4GB
My Dell M4800 laptop is configured to boot without requiring a password. That's good. I like it that way.

If I close the lid I must enter the password when I reopen the lid. That's not good. I don't like it that way.

How can I configure the laptop so that when I reopen the lid the computer will resume where it left off without the need to enter the password?

Thanks.

Steve


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#1
July 28, 2018 at 21:12:59
That option should be in the Power Options Settings.
If the laptop does not use a password to boot then it should not have a password at all so how can it be asking for a password on waking? Not sure how that would/could happen.
Also check screen saver to make sure that there is no password option checked for that.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
July 29, 2018 at 05:50:21
Didn't find it under Power Options. But did find it at Settings => Accounts => Sign-in options. There is a "Require sign-in" configuration parameter that can be set to "Never" or "When PC wakes from sleep". I changed it to "Never" and looks like my issue is resolved.

Thanks!

Steve


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#3
July 29, 2018 at 16:07:45
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Thanks for the post back. Always useful to have feedback for benefit of others who may find their way here anon with a similar problem.

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