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How to disable the auto lock and screen saver in windows XP

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Hi,
In windows XP, I would like to know how to dsable the auto lock and also the screen saver?
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Question by:motioneye
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Right click on desktop > properties > screen saver - uncheck the "on resume password protect" box.
And just set screen saver to "none" from drop down box for no screen saver.
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To disable your screen saver, right-click anywhere on your desktop besides an icon, click "Properties", click the "Screen Saver" tab, change the screen saver to "(None)". To disable to autolock feature, while you're still at the "Screen Saver" tab, click the "Power..." button, click the "Advanced" tab, uncheck "Prompt for password when computer resumes from standby".
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Oh, sorry. I was too late :(
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Using no screen saver will obviously grey out the password protect box!
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motioneye,
If your computer is part of a domain, this configuration is probably set by your domain administrators.
On a stand-alone box, you should be good with the advice above.

Vic
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Hmm,
I think my pc part of the domain, the option in screen saver being dimmed, so theer is no option for me to change? any other way around?? or maybe from registry?
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Nope - as Vic says - this is set by your admins - their settings will over-ride yours.
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by:younghv
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motioneye,
If this is a work computer, it is 'probably' part of a domain.

One of the very basic Network Security settings is to 'auto-lock' computers when they have been left standing untouched for a few minutes.
It can be a real pain, but it does help keep your data (and email) safe from anyone who wanders by when you're gone to lunch or out for a break.

Vic
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