Computer locks after few minutes

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Computer locks after few minutes

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Someone's computer locks-up after a few minutes. Is this now a Power setting? Because I can't see an option that says "lock the computer" just "turn off the display".
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Re: Computer locks after few minutes

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1. It might be the setting that enables a password after waking from sleep.
To disable:
Click Start.
Click Control Panel.
Click Power Options.
Change advanced power settings
Additional settings
Click on “Require Password on Wakeup” on the left pane.
Select the option “Don’t require a password.”

Note: when your computer wakes from sleep, anyone can access the data because the computer isn’t locked.

2. It might be the screensaver needing a password?
Go to the "Control Panel".
Click on "Appearance and Personalization".
Click on "Change Screen Saver".
Unclick "On resume, display logon screen".
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Re: Computer locks after few minutes

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Thank you @Rudi
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Re: Computer locks after few minutes

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Pleasure Andy :)

Regarding the screensaver password: It is interesting to note that the prompt for a password can still be activated even if one does NOT have the screensaver activated. The PC can simply lock without the screensaver initiating.
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