Many times it happens with all of us, that we want to close the laptop, but not by shutting down it – so we use the Sleep option. Using this way, you can wake up your system instantly, rather than rebooting it, which takes extra time. For security concerns, Windows by default asks you to enter the user account password each time when you wake up your system. We have already seen how to disable login after Sleep in Windows 10. In Windows 10/8.1, you can also disable requiring a password on wake up from the Settings screen and log in automatically. In Windows 10, you can do it via Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options.
Just for your information, if you’re using a Microsoft account on Windows 8.1, and in case your PC is not connected to the Internet, then Windows you can log you in using the last used password. You can make Windows 8.1 auto-logon at wake up using two ways mentioned below:
Make Windows 10 Auto Login After Sleep
From the Windows 10 WinX Menu, open Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options. Here under Require sign-in, drop-down menu, you will see two options:
- When PC wakes up from sleep.
If you are using Windows 8.1, do the following:
1. Press Windows + I key combination on your keyboard to reveal the Settings charm. Click Change PC Settings at the bottom.
2. In the following screen obtained as the output of the above step, click on Accounts in the left pane.
3. Moving on, click on Sign-in options in the left-hand side of the following screen:
4. In the right pane of the above-shown screen, you will see the heading Password policy which will allow you to make “Password is not required when waking this PC from sleep” after you click Change.
You can restart the machine now to make changes effective. That’s it!
Make Windows 10/8.1 Auto Login After Sleep Using Registry
1. Press Windows Key + R combination, type put Regedt32.exe in the Run dialog box and hit Enter to open the Registry Editor.
2. Navigate to the following location:
3. In the right pane of this locati0n, you’ll find a DWORD named DelayLockInterval having its Value data set to 1. Double click on the same DWORD to modify its Value data:
4. In the above-shown box, put the Value data as 0 so that whenever your system wakes up, it doesn’t ask you for the password. Click OK. You may now close Registry Editor and reboot to observe the changes. That’s it!
I hope you find the trick useful!
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