Prompt for password after stand-by and sleep mode

#1
Hello all,

I would like my laptop to do something different after stand-by and sleep modes. After the one, I would like it to prompt for a password and after the other I would like it to not.

In Windows 7 is only one option, and it affects both stand-by and sleep modes.

Is there a way to do this?
 


#2
Sleep and Stand-by are identical

I don't think that this is possible, sleep and stand-by are essentially exactly the same thing.
 


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#3
That is too bad. I use the one when I just close the lid (and do not want to log in every time) and the other when I turn off the laptop (then I leave it and want it password protected).

I hoped that there was some registry value that could do this for me. I'll be able to live with the limitation though. Thanks for the reply!
 


#4
Work around

What might work is if you set the laptop to sleep when you close the lid (This will not request a password) and hibernate when you leave it (This will request a password), these two functions are different, the option in the control panel only sets a password for coming out of sleep if you want it too, coming out of hibernation will always ask for a password!
 


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