How to require a Password when resuming from Sleep Mode in Windows 7

Description: This is a how-to article on the topic of setting Windows 7 to require a password when resuming from sleep mode. This would prevent unauthorized access to the computer. Note that a password must already be in place in order to require a password. If you need help creating a password, see our how-to article on that topic.

  1. Click on the Start button in the bottom left corner of the screen.
  2. In the Search Programs and Files box, enter Power Options and select the Power Options option at the top.
  3. On the new window, select the Require a Password on Wakeup option in the top left.
  4. If prompted, click on the Change Settings that are Currently Unavailable button.
  5. Choose to either Require a Password or Don't Require a Password and click Save Changes to complete

Satisfaction Guaranteed

We guarantee your satisfaction on every product we sell with a full refund - no receipt needed if you have a Micro Center Insider Account.

Service & Repair

We're your trusted local service and repair professionals.
How can we help?