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I have a friend who has bought a new Dell laptop with Windows 7. He says that every few minutes the login screen pops up and asks him to login again (either through password or face recognition). This happens even as he is working on it so it is not the password protected screensaver. Is this a new feature of Windows 7, that the user login page challenges the user after a regular time interval has elapsed? If so, how does it get turned off?

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John
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Do you mean an actual login screen or the User account control dialog which dims the screen and only asks you to accept or not. If you mean the last option, try the instruction using this link:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Turn-User-Account-Control-on-or-off

If you actually get an login screen please provide us with a screenshot.
No it is not a Windows 7 feature (at least never on my Windows 7 machine). It is probably something Dell has done for your friend and he should look through the Dell documentation. If that does not shed any light, he could easily call Dell Support (the machine is new). ... Thinkpads_User
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Hi Fidelity88, it's not the UAC I don't think because he actually has to type in his password again or get his face recognised.

thinkpads, I don't think Dell did anything special to his machine, it was a straight off-the-shelf order from them (I actually did the order from Dell).

He says that there is an additional option on the screen which allows him to delay the logging in for another few minutes and the screen goes away but comes back again after the time is up.
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Looks like I will have to check the laptop for myself to see what's going on. Thanks for the advice.
Perhaps it is not password protected screensaver but a power option none the less.
So you should check the power options (advanced settings) and check there (balanced).
Remove what you do not need or reset to defaults if you messed something up....

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Thanks senad, that's a good idea. I will take a look at that also.

John


Laptops are peculiar 'beings',when they 'sense' power dying,or a lid moving they tend to trigger a log-out.