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Enable Monitor Power-off on the Logon Screen (All Windows)

Normally Windows will not automatically turn off the monitor if the system is waiting at the logon screen. This setting can be used to cause the monitor to be powered-down when not in use as per the default power-saving profile.

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Open your registry and find the key [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop].

To enable power-off on logon screen
Modify the value of "PowerOffActive" and set it to "1".

Modify the value of "ScreenSaveActive" and set it to "1".

Modify the value of "SCRNSAVE.EXE" and set it to "(None)".

Open the key [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\PowerCfg].

Modify the value of "CurrentPowerPolicy" and set it to "0".

Restart Windows for the change to take effect.

Registry Editor Example
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop|
Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop]
Value Name: PowerOffActive, ScreenSaveActive, SCRNSAVE.EXE
Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)

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Last modified: April 24, 2003