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May 17, 2013

Windows 8. When the monitor turns off on my laptop, it locks the computer and when i wake it i have to enter the password again, i wish to disable this option not to be have to enter password every time i wake the laptop.

I searched a solution and the closest thing i saw is "require a password when waking the computer" the problem is if i disable this option there is no password even when waking from hibernation/sleep.

I wish to keep password protection when returning from hibernation/sleep but not when the monitor just turns off. Is it possible?

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