Requesting a Password on Windows Wakeup

Requesting a Password on Windows Wakeup

By Terry Stockdale for

Add an extra layer of security to your ‘sleeping’ Windows PC with this tip from our friend Terry Stockdale. Congratulations to Terry on his 9th year of providing great tips. –PC Pitstop.

Windows by default guides you to set a password for each account that you set up. It does not force you to set a password, though.

Even if you set a password, Windows will allow you to change your settings to automoatically log-on without having to enter your password. Some people like that. Others want to keep their computer more secure and require a password.

Windows will go to sleep if you don’t do anything for a while (whatever duration you have set). All you have to do to wake up Windows is to press a key or move the mouse.

When Windows wakes up, by default it does not require a password. However, you can change that.

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This post is excerpted with the permission of Terry’s Computer Tips.

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One thought on “Requesting a Password on Windows Wakeup

  1. I want to add a comment to the survey on which device is most important to me – it’s the computer as I can use it to see tv shows, make calls and also use the computer for emails, web surfing, etc. It is one machine doe

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