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  1. mado86 Win User

    Enable or Disable Screen Saver Password Protection in Windows


    How to: Enable or Disable Screen Saver Password Protection in Windows

    How to Enable or Disable Screen Saver Password Protection in Windows


    A screen saver is a moving picture or pattern that displays on the screen(s) of your PC after you have not been active on the PC for specified period of time to wait. Screen savers were originally used to save older, monochromatic monitors from damage, but now they are mainly a way to personalize your PC or enhance its security by offering password protection.

    By default, users are able to check or uncheck the On resume, display logon screen box in their screen saver settings for what they want for screen saver password protection.

    If you like, you can set to always enable or disable screen saver password protection for users.

    If enabled, the sign in on resume from the screen saver.

    If disabled, the sign in on resume from the screen saver.

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable screen saver password protection for specific or all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

    *Warning You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable screen saver password protection.

    *tip If you enable or disable screen saver password protection, then you may also want to specify a screen saver.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: Enable or Disable Screen Saver Password Protection in Local Group Policy Editor
    • Option Two: Enable or Disable Screen Saver Password Protection for All Users using a REG file

    EXAMPLE: Screen saver password protection default, enabled, and disabled

    Enable or Disable Screen Saver Password Protection in Windows [​IMG]

    Enable or Disable Screen Saver Password Protection in Windows [​IMG]

    Enable or Disable Screen Saver Password Protection in Windows [​IMG]







    OPTION ONE [/i] Enable or Disable Screen Saver Password Protection in Local Group Policy Editor

    *note In Windows 7, the Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions.

    In Windows 8, the Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Pro and Enterprise editions.

    In Windows 10, the Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

    All editions can use Option Two.

    1. Open the all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor for how you want this policy applied.

    2. In the left pane of the Local Group Policy Editor, click/tap on to expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Control Panel, and Personalization. (see screenshot below)

    Enable or Disable Screen Saver Password Protection in Windows [​IMG]

    3. In the right pane of Personalization, double click/tap on the Password protect the screen saver policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

    4. Do step 5 (enable), step 6 (disable), or step 7 (default) below for what you would like to do.


    5. To Always Enable Screen Saver Password Protection
    A) Select (dot) either Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot below)

    6. To Disable Screen Saver Password Protection
    A) Select (dot) Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot below)

    7. Default (user choice) Screen Saver Password Protection
    A) Select (dot) Not Configured, click/tap on OK, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot below)


    Enable or Disable Screen Saver Password Protection in Windows [​IMG]

    8. When finished, you can close Local Group Policy Editor if you like.





    OPTION TWO [/i] Enable or Disable Screen Saver Password Protection for All Users using a REG file

    *note The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the string value in the registry keys below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Control Panel\Desktop

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Control Panel\Desktop

    ScreenSaverIsSecure string value

    (delete) = Default
    0 = Disable
    1 = Enable



    1. Do step 2 (enable), step 3 (disable), or step 4 (default) below for what you would like to do.


    2. To Always Enable Screen Saver Password Protection for All Users
    *note This is the default setting.
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Always_enable_screen_saver_password_protection_for_all_users.reg

    Download

    3. To Disable Screen Saver Password Protection for All Users
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Disable_screen_saver_password_protection_for_all_users.reg

    Download

    4. Default (user choice) Screen Saver Password Protection for All Users
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Default_screen_saver_password_protection_for_all_users.reg

    Download
    5. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    6. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    7. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    8. You could now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

    That's it,
    Shawn


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    mado86, Apr 24, 2016
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  2. Argel Obm Win User

    screen saver

    Hi Kenneth,

    We need to gather more information for us to better understand your Screen Saver concern. Kindly answer the following:

    • How did you disable wake up password?
    • Are you seeing the log-in screen when waking up the computer from sleep?
    • How did you set up the Screen Saver? Kindly provide us the step-by-step process on how you did it.
     
    Argel Obm, Oct 27, 2019
    #2
  3. Windows update issue - Disable password from wake and set screen saver.

    Hi Robert,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

    Sorry for the inconvenience caused to you. I’ll certainly help you with this.

    This could happen due to incorrect Power settings. You can change the settings by following these steps:

    Step 1: Change Power settings.

    • Press Windows key + X and click on Control Panel.
    • Change the view by to Large icons at top right corner.
    • Select Power Options and click on change plan settings.
    • Here, you can set the duration to Turn off the display
      and Put the computer to sleep.
    • Click on Save changes.

    Step 2: If you wish to disable the password from waking from sleep, follow these steps:

    • Press Windows key + X and click on Control Panel.
    • Change the view by to Large icons at top right corner.
    • Select Power Options and click on Require a password on wakeup.
    • In this window click on Change Setting that are currently unavailable.
    • Click on Don't require a password and click on
      "Save change"
      to apply the changes.

    Step 3: To set screen saver on Windows 10.

    • Press Windows + X, Select Control Panel
    • Click on the Personalization icon.
    • Go to Lock screen on the left side, and click on the
      Screen saver settings link on the right side at the bottom.
    • Select a screen saver you want in the Screen saver drop down menu.

    Hope this helps you. Post back if you need further assistance. We’ll be glad to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    Azaruddin Syed, Oct 27, 2019
    #3
  4. Enable or Disable Screen Saver Password Protection in Windows

    No password prompt at login screen at screen saver...cannot get back without reboot

    Hi,

    This issue may occur if the display logon screen option is disabled on the screen saver settings. We suggest that you follow these steps on how to enable the
    display logon screen option:

    • On Cortana search, type settings.
    • Choose Settings from the list.
    • Click on Personalization, then select on Lock screen at the left pane.
    • Click on Screen saver settings, then put a tick on the
      On resume, display logon screen
      .
    • Click on Apply, then click on OK.

    Feel free to post back if you have other concerns.
     
    Gerard Qui, Oct 27, 2019
    #4
  5. STOP THE NEED FOR PASSWORD ON WAKE UP FROM SCREEN SAVER

    And while you are at it, get your keyboard fixed AS IT IS POSTING IN ALL CAPITALS AND WE HAVE TO READ IT.

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    "How to Set to Turn Off the Display after Specified Time in Windows"

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    .

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    "How to Change Power Plan Settings in Windows 8 and 8.1"

    Select how many minutes to wait for the Turn off display and Put the computer to sleep settings, or select
    never if you do not want to use a setting.

    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/5464-power-plan-settings-change-windows-8-a.html
     
    Bill Smithers, Oct 27, 2019
    #5
  6. Brink Win User
    Enable or Disable Lock Screen in Windows 10  


    I just tested on my system with this below set, and I don't see the lock screen anymore or have to sign in.

     
    Brink, Oct 27, 2019
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