How do I stop Win 7 from logging me out to the PW screen automatically


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I have a new Desktop with Windows 7. After I start the computer and leave it running for a while, (10 to 15min), it will automatically revert to the password screen. Also it won't go to screen saver. I have the screensaver set to not require password after waking. Also I have my power settings set to high performance. Also i have my Nic card configured so that it isn't allowed to be turned off. Still happening all the time. Super frustrating.


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Go to the Control Panel, then Power Options. More than likely your system is going into "Sleep" mode. I believe that's the default settings for Windows 7.

Regardless, check the settings and adjust them to your liking. Click SAVE and you should be all set then.

I was having the same issue the High Performance settings but reset to default then tweaked again and it's all good now.

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