WIndows Screen Saver termination

Posted on 2012-08-16
Last Modified: 2012-08-17
I have a Windows 7, the following property on th eDisplay settings is DISabled (not checked)

"On resume, display logon screen"

So I expect the session to never expire.

However, every now and then the session expires and I am returned to the userID and password screen after a period of inactivity

How can I force a session to remain open indefinitely
Question by:Los Angeles1
    LVL 6

    Assisted Solution

    Remove the password from the account.  Turn off sleep and hibernation.  Make sure disk never turns off.  

    This will keep an account open indefinitely.
    LVL 3

    Accepted Solution


    You can resolve this by changing a value in the Windows 7 Registry. BUT, backup up the registry first. Click the Start button, in the search box type, regedit & then hit the Return key.
    The Registry window will open. To backup the registry, click File > Import.

    Then make the following change to the registry...

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Control Panel\Desktop]

    Delete the "ScreenSaverIsSecure" value.

    Don't need to restart the PC.

    Check that the 'On resume, display logon screen' is not greyed out.

    Good luck.


    Author Comment

    by:Los Angeles1
    I can not get to

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Control Panel\Desktop]

    I can only get as far as


    There is no Control Panel underneath the WInodws entry

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