Windows 10: Password required after log off

Discus and support Password required after log off in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; Several weeks ago (maybe after a WU) I found that I was required to sign in with a password after "logging off". At that point, I must restart the... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by kitpzyxmsir, Apr 29, 2021.

  1. Password required after log off


    Several weeks ago (maybe after a WU) I found that I was required to sign in with a password after "logging off". At that point, I must restart the machine, and it boots right up to the desktop, no password requested.

    This unit never has been setup to ask for a password.

    I have multiple internal ssd/hd drives. I generally leave all but one unplugged. When I do plug them in, what you see in the attachment also started happening around the same time. But if I just close the dialog, the computer boots up normally.


    Password required after log off [​IMG]

    :)
     
    kitpzyxmsir, Apr 29, 2021
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  2. Log in requires password

    Since a recent update the PC now requires a password to log in.

    I have tried Windows Key - netplwiz and unchecked "users must use password...."

    There are no other users shown in the listing.

    I use my Windows account as my log in which is also the administrator account.

    Also on restart the lock screen shows - pretty picture and no taskbar. I have to press spacebar to release that and then it shows my account and requires a password input.
     
    carrotmuseum, Apr 29, 2021
    #2
  3. Enable Require password on Wake up Windows 10

    To further troubleshoot the issue, we suggest disabling and
    enabling
    the Require a password on wakeup settings on your power plan
    by following the steps below:

    • Open the Advanced power settings for your current chosen
      power plan
      .
    • Click on the Change settings that are currently unavailable link.
    • Set the Require a password on wakeup settings to Yes
      or No, and click on OK.

    Once done with the steps, let us know how it goes.
     
    Jefferson Ore, Apr 29, 2021
    #3
  4. Password required after log off

    Change password required every time I log in

    Hi,

    my laptop asks me to change my user password every time i startup my laptop. When it gets to the username password screen, i type my password then it gives a message..

    1. "The user's password must be changed before signing in"
    2. It pops up the new password and confirm password box
    3. then i can enter the same or new password
    4. It says changing password, then your password has been updated.
    5. it then logs me on.
    However, i have to go through this process every time i start.

    The 5 steps in your message do not work as when i get to the advanced tab it says this option is not available and to go to control panel and change user passwords there. In control panel, settings, accounts,
    sign in options i have changed the Require sign-in to Never but it still asks me next time i shutdown and turn on.
     
    chadfoster1, Apr 29, 2021
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