Solved Windows 7, set require password from hibernat

May 30, 2011 at 08:17:17
Specs: Windows 7, Intel Core 2/ 4.0o GB
I am borrowing this from, Volkanbg.. Whom I came across when searching for an answer. When I am temporarily going to be away from my desktop PC, I use sleep. When I am going to be gone a longer time, or over night I use Hibernate, For security I want to have to enter my password from hibernate but not from sleep. It breaks down like this if:

[password protection on wakeup ENABLED]

.after sleep -> password required to login
.after hibernation -> password required to login
.after shutdown -> password required to login

[password protection on wakeup DISABLED]

.after sleep -> password NOT required to login
.after hibernation -> password NOT required to login
.after shutdown -> password required to login

[the magical settings I'm still looking for]

.after sleep -> password NOT required to login
.after hibernation -> password required to login
.after shutdown -> password required to login


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#1
May 30, 2011 at 09:20:20
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I'm not sure that Windows allows that degree of control. How about setting a BIOS password?

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#2
May 30, 2011 at 12:23:54
If it is NOT a laptop, I would suggest setting all power settings to never. Then just put a password on your screensaver.
Sleep, hibernate, etc are basically for laptops to preserve power. On a desktop they cause more problems than anything.

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#3
May 30, 2011 at 12:37:52
The reason I want my Desktop PC set up like this is: 1. It takes too long to cold boot. 2. When I am in the middle of something, I may have to leave for awhile, and do NOT want to start from the beginning. 3. I ALWAYS shut down my power when not using my PC. 4. Now I can pause what I am doing, and if I know I will be back soon, I just get it out of sleep. BUT, if I want to leave my home; then by using hibernate, I have some security by using the password. 5. Booting from hibernate takes longer than from sleep.

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#5
May 30, 2011 at 12:49:27
OK, I not only read response #2...I responded to it. Pardon my being blunt..Soo?

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#6
May 30, 2011 at 12:55:08
ijack

I had a problem in getting this to post to your answer, it ended up here.

Thanks for your help. I did as you suggested and then gave it a good work through. The only problem I found, was if I lose power while the PC is in sleep, it will not boot. I have to turn the power off and back on while it is in limbo?

I also went to the User account an removed that password so I did not have to enter it twice. I have my keyboard sleep button set to sleep and the PC power button set to hibernate. This is what I wanted and you can see why in my other post. Thanks a lot!


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#7
May 30, 2011 at 13:01:35
1. It takes too long to cold boot.
You contradict that in your number 3

2. When I am in the middle of something, I may have to leave for awhile, and do NOT want to start from the beginning.
That's where the screensaver password comes in

3. I ALWAYS shut down my power when not using my PC.
In that case, you can also password your log on.

4. Now I can pause what I am doing, and if I know I will be back soon, I just get it out of sleep. BUT, if I want to leave my home; then by using hibernate, I have some security by using the password.
Another reason for a screensaver password

5. Booting from hibernate takes longer than from sleep.
another reason not to use those features on a PC.

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#8
May 30, 2011 at 13:23:37
1. I don't think so. He hibernates then powers off.

2. But the OP doesn't want the bother of a password for temporary pauses.

3. In that case he can set a BIOS password and fulfill all his requirements.

4. See 2.

5. Booting from hibernate takes longer than from sleep, but is much quicker than a cold boot.

I find sleep and hibernate useful. The OP obviously does also. It is, IMO, more useful to try and help him achieve what he wants than to try to foist our own preferences on him.


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#9
May 30, 2011 at 13:30:56
'It is, IMO, more useful to try and help him achieve what he wants than to try to foist our own preferences on him'

I don't like the smart car either, but it is easier on fuel ;-)

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#10
May 30, 2011 at 13:33:12
XpUser4Real

OKAY, I am going to play your CHILDISH game this last time!! I wanted to learn how to do something and posted a question on this Website. ijack was kind enough to give me the answer. Done Deal!!

You posted three times about something that is NONE of your business!!! What I do or don't do with MY computer is of NO concern to you.. I tried to explain why I wanted to do this, which I have EVERY right to do!!

I have dealt with children before so you will NOT get me upset by your whining. Soo, get a life...


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#11
May 30, 2011 at 13:39:14
Now I'm really hurt...I actually thought this was an open forum...open for suggestions...guess I was wrong.
Ben, you really hurt me, I hope you are not that miserable in real life....that could be disastrous...what size is your jacket?

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#12
May 30, 2011 at 14:21:03
I don't like the smart car either, but it is easier on fuel ;-)

Very true. But I don't drive a Smart car (and I doubt that you do either).


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#13
May 30, 2011 at 15:29:00
benji

I don't want to get into the middle of this P*ssing match but I do have a question for you. What time frame do you consider to be too long to cold boot? I ask because perhaps there is something wrong with your setup that causes it to take too long to boot.

If you have been successful in getting hibernate to work on a desktop with any regularity you are fortunate. Many systems have a problem getting the hard drive to spin back up.

If you are using a laptop hibernate seems to work better with them. Perhaps it is due to the lesser power requirements of laptop drives. I am not sure of the why.

So, are using laptop or desktop?


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#14
May 30, 2011 at 19:21:00
I wonder why there seems to be so much confusion over something that was so simple to do? 1. What and how I use MY computer, is up to Benji and ME! 2. "Ben, you really hurt me, I hope you are not that miserable in real life....that could be disastrous...what size is your jacket?" I am 58 years old. Happily single with my best friend, Benji. (a POODLE) Since we live in Florida neither of us needs a Jacket, but thanks anyway! 3. In my question you will find. "When I am temporarily going to be away from my desktop PC,"I don't know how to make that any clearer? 4. "I don't want to get into the middle of this P*ssing match"... As I have already stated several times, this is benji and my computer, to do as WE like. When; XpUser4Real, posted the first post, it was NOT a question. Nor did it help answer, the question, that I posted, That ijack was kind enough to have already answered for me. (Thanks again, ijack ) Then with-in a few minutes, XpUser4Real posted a command: "read response #2", Which I had and was trying to be kind and explain why I wanted to receive an answer to my post. Then XpUser4Real posted, yet again. This time wanting to dispute my reasoning for the original post. By the posts ijack was kind enough to follow up with, he understood perfectly well my reason why. I was going to leave it at that. Now here comes: "P*ssing match". I am soo (My way of spelling it) glad that I grew up in a world that understood the word "compassion"!

Now for the reply, that I feel you are deserving of... I am retired and build my computers as a hobby. In this one I used an Asus PW5 DH Deluxe Motherboard. Something is wrong and I have not been able to get it figured out. I do NOT have ANYTHING running in the background, either. Sometimes it takes a very long time to boot. Then sometimes it boots faster.

To quote ijack, "5. Booting from hibernate takes longer than from sleep, but is much quicker than a cold boot." Like I stated, ijack understood my posted question, and did an excellent job of giving me a short and to the point answer, which should have been the end of this thread. Benji and I are so very happy for your help, ijack. We had a great holiday together, since I was able to get OUR DESKTOP computer to work, the way WE, wanted it to!!

Now, to quote you, "If you have been successful in getting hibernate to work on a desktop with any regularity you are fortunate. Many systems have a problem getting the hard drive to spin back up."

I want to also thank you for that information. My reasoning. If I am in the middle of several things at the same time on my computer; such as research,"and have several browser windows open, all at once", and have to leave for an extended period of time, I do not want my computer to be in sleep mode. I want the power shut off to it completely.

Then if someone were to steal it, or just get access to it, I do NOT want them to easily gain access to my information. If I can very easily put it in hibernation and shut the power off to it, and have the security that needing a password provides, then I feel it is worthy of the added inconvenience.
ijack also made mention to my doing this in his post. I also posted in my thanks to ijack, that I seen this problem already appear. "The only problem I found, was if I lose power while the PC is in sleep, it will not boot. I have to turn the power off and back on while it is in limbo?"
I may not use this option very often, but now I know I have it if I want to use it. As the expression goes, "Different strokes for different folks"! I learned something else today, and that alone makes me fulfilled! I just did not appreciate the ways in which XpUser4Real responded three times to my question!
Thank you for yours! Go in PEACE...


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#15
May 30, 2011 at 19:29:46
I have no problem with you using sleep and hibernate. I am a helper here at CN and it appears you may need help with aspects of your computer OTHER than the reason you posted. If you don't care to pursue that further, that is your right.

I will tell you that the methods you are using are no protection from your information being accessed.

My advice to all that will listen is to not store sensitive information on your computer. You can burn it to disk, keep on a flash drive, write it down, whatever. Just don't keep it on a computer hard drive.


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#16
May 30, 2011 at 19:53:48
OtheHill
SOO, I guess now by your latest post I must be a liar!?! I spent a long time in preparing my last post simply to be as nice, and show courtesy to ijack as well as yourself for the post you had submitted!
"I will tell you that the methods you are using are no protection from your information being accessed." To a large extent I agree with you. I assure you that what I stsed in my very long post is the absolute truth.
As I stated, if I am woring on something and need to leave for a while, I am not about to save my sensitive information until I have finished with it. Why does the password thing even exist, if it does not provide security? I do agree, it is not a whole lot, but if someone were to gain access to my computer; but only for a very short time, it would prevent MOST people from being able to boot it up!
You should see all the security ideas that I have invented... That is why I even asked this to begin with.
If I had known that my one simple question was going to lead to ALL of this,,,,,

If you know how to request a Moderator close this thread, please do so!


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#17
May 30, 2011 at 19:58:12
ALL of this, and for what? ijack said it so well!! "I'm not sure that Windows allows that degree of control. How about setting a BIOS password?"

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#18
May 30, 2011 at 20:01:21
I'm done here.

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#19
May 30, 2011 at 20:30:28
OtheHill
One last response to your post! I don't know if this link will post, but I am going to try. Please go to this Website. I assure you, as far as I know it is a safe site! In the question I posted, I stated: "I am borrowing this from, Volkanbg" I also stated: "I am retired and build my computers as a hobby." When I, myself came up with this question, I did a Google search and found the Website I am referring to here. Then when ijack posted the answer that he did, I passed that information back to Volkanbg, and gave credit to ijack.
When I was still a teenager, I was stationed in Germany while I was in the US Infantry. I came to accept the Germans as my friends. I therefore was also helping provide him with ijack's answer.
That is why I take offense towards your, you may need help with aspects of your computer OTHER than the reason you posted statement! I am posting this address as my proof, NOT that benjiNme need to prove ourselves. Thanks

The link would not post so please try this.
Please type this into a search engine:

Windows 7 does NOT ask for password after hibernation

Then go to:

social.technet.microsoft.com › ... › Windows 7 User Interface -



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#20
May 30, 2011 at 20:40:55
I guess you have to type this into "GOOGLE" search:

Windows 7 does NOT ask for password after hibernation


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#21
June 1, 2011 at 11:38:42
OtheHill
I know you said, "I'm done here."! But, you also stated: "I am a helper here at CN"! If that is so, why is it you were of NO help on my question??? Why would you, post "P*ssing match"? why would you post "If you have been successful in getting hibernate to work on a desktop with any regularity you are fortunate."? It works perfectly well for me and others that I found while doing a Google search. Some help, you are....

I found it very interesting, doing a Google search about using Hibernate on laptops versus desktop computers. Which also reminded me, that by using Screensaver Password; during a power outage, the work in progress could be lost. Whereas my APC Back-UPS would power down my computer and ALL of my work would be saved!!

The reason for my post today; is to let anyone who may want to use these same methods, know that ijack's solution worked. I have solved all problems having to do with my original question. I have put my computer to sleep, using all the ways mentioned. There have NOT been any problems at all.. I REALLY like the added convience of using hibernate and being able to completely shut the power off. Then also being required to enter the password on boot up!!

I would like to Thank all of those who have helped me achieve this goal.


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