Solved Want to require PIN after being away for a set time


d4005

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Hi,

Currently when I come back to my computer after it having turned the display off because nothing happened for the specified number of minutes, it does NOT require a password. When I've only been away a short time, I'm good with that. When it's been a longer time, I'd like to have it require the PIN to gain access. I'll set the time so that I only have to do that once or twice a day. For the other 20-30 times I step away for short times I'll be PIN-less.

I've only found old no-longer-relevant solutions to this via googling it. I'm fine with editing the registry. I don't want to risk following a windows 8 guide on how to do this, especially as most of the instructions are no longer relevant - things aren't where the guides say they are now.

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I'm using Windows 11 Version 21H2 (22000.739) on an Acer Predator Helios 300 Laptop.
 

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Hello, :)

You can test using the method below to enable requires sign-in after a specified time when the displays turns off.


Another option, is the turn on On resume, display logon screen in the screen saver settings below for the "Wait" time you want. You can leave the screen saver set to "(None)" so you'll still have a blank screen instead of a screen saver.

 

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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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d4005

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You can test using the method below to enable requires sign-in after a specified time when the displays turns off.


Thanks a lot. That first one worked perfectly.

It's slightly strange that it brings you the sign-in screen whether the time has expired or not.
When it hasn't expired, you only have to click on that screen and the desktop appears without needing a PIN.
When it has expired you do have to enter the PIN.
I would have expected that when the PIN is not required, waking it up would go immediately to the desktop like it does when you don't have this timer value in your registry at all.
It's not a problem, just a bit unexpected.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Predator Triton
    CPU
    i7-11800H
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce RTX™ 3060
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2x LG 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB SSD internal, 2x4TB external
    Keyboard
    Logitech silent thing
    Mouse
    Traditional MS Intellimouse
    Internet Speed
    100down/40up
    Browser
    Chrome mostly
    Antivirus
    MalwareBytes/Defender

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Great news. :party:

Yeah, it can get a bit confusing with so many settings overlapping each other.

If wanted:
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 980 PRO M.2,
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Motorola MB8611 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1
    CPU
    i7-1065G7 3.9 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR4-3200
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Plus
    Sound Card
    Intel SST
    Monitor(s) Displays
    13.3" 4K UWVA AMOLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
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