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My computer is set to lock automatically, but Id like to extend

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My computer is set to lock automatically, but I'd like to extend the time before it locks. It's about 5" right now - too short. I can't find the controls for this in Vista
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Sandy replied 6 years ago.
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sandy :

Hello My Friend,

sandy :

My name is XXXXX XXXXX will help you today.

Customer:

thank you

sandy :

You want to extend the time on computer lock period

Customer:

yes

sandy :

This is basically a power settings on the computer

Customer:

it did it just now

sandy :

Does your comupter screen goes black?

sandy :

okay

Customer:

no it goes to the background image and then locks

sandy :

please click start, click control panel, click power options.

Customer:

I'm there

sandy :

Now, which options is chosen there?

Customer:

i'm never on battery, plugged in

Customer:

turn off display - 20"

Customer:

put in sleep mode = 1 hour

sandy :

okay.

Customer:

it just did it again

sandy :

now under the control panel, please click,

sandy :

Please click peronalization under control panel

Customer:

what?

sandy :

Personalisation

Customer:

ok

sandy :

click start, click control panel, click personalization

Customer:

ok

sandy :

click Screen Saver.

sandy :

Please tell me under wait how much time is mentioned there?

Customer:

it says wiat 1 minute and resume logon screen

sandy :

Please increase it to 10 minutes and uncheck this check mark.

sandy :

Now, click Apply and OK

Customer:

I need it to always lock the computer because I have client information. If I uncheck it I think it will never reurie logon after idling?

sandy :

good.

sandy :

you can put a checkmark again.

Customer:

ok

sandy :

Now, please check your computer.

Customer:

what do you mean

sandy :

If you get some help, please hit Accept as this is how I Earn my Living and get paid for my Time, work. Bonus would be highly appreciated

sandy :

Now, check if again locks up automatically or not.

sandy :

If you get some help, please hit Accept as this is how I Earn my Living and get paid for my Time, work. Bonus would be highly appreciated

Customer:

ok thanks

sandy :

Your will not be charged anything extra if you click Accept.

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