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When my computer has been idel for a while the screen saver comes on and then to get back in to the computer it has a box come up and it says this computer is in use and has been locked how do i get rid of that box so it will just show my account icon and ask for a pass word like it use to

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Hi lisa, go to control panel, click the display, then the display properties will appear, choose the screen saver, then uncheck the the "on resume password protected.
hope this help you out.

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In order to remove the lock screen after resuming from screen saver, sleep, standby, and hibernate, please follow these steps.

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1. Right click on an empty space on the desktop and select "Personalize"

2. On the far right of the Personalization window is the option for Screen Saver. Click "Screen Saver".

3. Unselect "On resume, display logon screen".

4. Click "Change Power Settings".

5. Click "Require a password on wakeup" on the left hand pane.

6. Select "Don't require a password" and select Save changes.

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1. Right click on an empty space on the desktop and select "Properties"

2. Select the Screen Saver tab.

3. Unselect "On resume, display Welcome screen" or "On resume, password protect".

4. Select "Power".

5. Select the "Advanced" tab.

6. Uncheck "Prompt for password when computer resumes from standby". Click Apply, then OK, and then OK again.


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