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Passwords question

By learninmypc
Dec 22, 2014
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  1. On W7 & Vista you can right click a bare spot on your desktop & left click personalization then click on the screen saver & eventually you get to where you see Capturepassword.JPG If I type in a password on either my Vista or W7, is that the same password I'd need when I reboot to get to the desktop?
     
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,550   +2,894

    Yes! What's happening is you are telling the Screen Saver to log you out each time it runs. Therefor requiring you to log back in. It is a security feature that automatically logs you out, if you leave the machine for a designated set time.
     
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,590   +335

    Ok, so when I turn the Vista or W7 off/reboot, I'll have to enter the password in, correct?
     
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,550   +2,894

    The screen saver will log you out, but you will only need a password if you have one set for login. Otherwise all you have to do is click on your name to log back in.
     
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  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,316   +618

    Hmm; screen saver does not log you out - - running programs are still available and do not need to be restarted.
     
  6. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,590   +335

    I later found out what I wanted to do, thank you. :)
     

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