Password Required on Wake from Sleep

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  1. Niterider4

    Niterider4 Active Member

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    After the newest updates (2/17/2016), my SB requires a password (or Windows Hello) every time it wakes from sleep. This is a major PITA in tablet mode, since Windows Hello does not really work in portrait mode. (This is also despite every Windows setting being set to not require a password on wake from sleep.)

    After searching around, I have found a fix for this problem:

    Add the following key to the registry:

    1. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization

    On my SB, the Personalization key did not exist, so I created it.

    2. Under the Personalization key create a new DWORD value named NoLockScreen and set value to 1.

    3. Restart the computer.

    This does disable the lock screen entirely, but it prevents the SB from requiring a password every time it wakes from sleep.

    Hope this is helpful to someone.
     
  2. ncameron

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    So; you're not interested in any form of security then?!
     
  3. Niterider4

    Niterider4 Active Member

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    What a ridiculous question. Just because I do not want to have to enter a password every time I open the lid of my laptop does not mean I am not interested in any form of security.

    Windows is supposed to let users turn off the requirement to enter a password on wake, but this switch is now broken in my SB as a result of the latest firmware update. Thus, I am forced to choose between disabling the lock screen or having to enter a password every time I open my computer.
     

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