How to turn on password protection on wakeup in Windows 8?

My working computer always comes back to working screen after resuming from standby. How can I turn on password protection after resuming? I am now using Microsoft Windows 8.

nguyen's answer

Password protection on wakeup is a function of Microsoft Windows. When Password protection on wakeup is turned on, the computer will be locked after resuming from standby. And users have to input the correct password to unlock your computer and then access computer data.

By default, Microsoft Windows 8 has disabled this function. So, whenever you come back from standby state, you will see your working screen and can access your data freely. It is very dangerous, isn’t it?

To turn on this feature back, go through these simple steps:

Step 1. Open Control Panel (you can follow this tutorial). After that, click on Power Option icon.

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Step 2. The Power Options window with a lot of features and options for controlling your computer power will show up. Click on Choose what closing the lid does on the right hand panel in Power Options window.

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Step 3. In the System Settings window, you can see that the options for Password protection on wakeup are disabled. Click on Change settings that are currently unavailable to enabled hidden or grey-out options.

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Step 4. You can see that options for Password protection on wakeup will be enabled. Then here, Windows 8 automatically set  option Don’t require a password  checked. Click to choose Require a password (recommended) then click on Save changes button.

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Then try to turn your computer into StandBy state. Turn it on again, then you can see the Welcome screen with password inputting to log in to your computer. Secret enough!

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Category: Microsoft Windows PC   (Answered Hai Nguyen)
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