It is too soon to be sure but ever since I removed the required pin login yesterday my Surface has re-awakened every time by just tapping a key. This had always been the case until a week ago. I started having difficulty after sleep. I'd open my keyboard like normal, the lights under the F keys turned on, but the screen was black. Tap a key no longer worked. I'd have to hold the power button down for a while. Then, push it again. Over and over I'd do this until finally Surface would come alive. It was a real bother. That's what got me to jettison all my required login stuff. Got rid of Hello, then the password for my Outlook account, and then yesterday my pin number business. Well, to my joyful surprise Surface has awakened every single time (knock on wood) since then. Could there be a connection or have I just gotten lucky? UPDATE Saturday afternoon: Nope. Worked up until just now. Key tap, touchpad tap did nothing. Had to push the power button to reawaken. Fortunately it only required one push for a quick second.