If you feel that the password request is useless when your PC comes out of sleep, then know that you have the option to disable it. ZoneGtech presents today two methods to achieve this in Windows 10.
When you start your PC, the password request is legitimate otherwise anyone could steal your personal data: loss of your PC, theft or simply access by someone from your entourage a little too curious or malicious.
On the other hand, when your machine comes out of the standby state, there is a very good chance that you will be the one who will take over your activities and, in this case, entering the password is only a waste of time.
If you are one of the individuals who feel you do not need to re-enter their password after a standby, then you can make sure to skip this unnecessary step. Futura offers two methods to achieve this in Windows 10.
How do I disable the password request in Windows settings?
First, click the “Start” button in the lower left corner of your screen (or press the “Windows” key on your keyboard) for the menu with the same name appears.
Then click on the gear icon to access Windows 10 settings.
1. Navigate to the Settings menu. You can get there by clicking the gear icon on the Start menu.
2. Select Accounts
3. Click Sign-in Options in the left pane.
4. Select Never from Require sign-in the menu.
You will no longer have to enter your password after a standby from now on.
How do I disable the password request with Winaero Tweaker?
Winaero Tweaker is a completely free software offering the ability to change more than 150 Windows settings and options. We already told you about it in our article on the best software to customize your PC some time ago.
Among the items you can adjust are all the parameters related to the power supply of your PC, including the one related to the standby output.
To access it, launch Winaero Tweaker, then look for “Behavior” in the left part of the interface. Click on it to bring up the tree view, then go to “Require a password on Wakeup”.
Options related to this parameter are displayed on the right side. Check the “Add Require a password on wakeup to Power Options” box and click the “Open advanced settings of a power plan” button.
A small window appears. In the tree view, you can distinguish the option “Request a password to exit sleep”. From the drop-down menu, then select “No” for both “On Battery” and “On Mains”.
Click “Apply” to make the changes effective, then “OK” to close the window.