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Prompt for Password on Resume (Windows XP)

This setting allows you to configure the computer to always lock and require a password after resuming from hibernate or suspend mode.

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Open your registry and find or create the key below.

Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called "PromptPasswordOnResume" and set it according to the value data below.

Exit your registry; you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|PromptPasswordOnResumeREG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
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|HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System...|
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Registry Settings
User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System\Power]
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System\Power]
Value Name: PromptPasswordOnResume
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = no prompt, 1 = prompt)

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last modified: March 30, 2002