Windows 8 - security settings


I found that when I integrated my microsoft account with Windows 8 apps (particularly email), it hijacked all of my security settings. A sign that you have this issue is if you go to PC Settings -> Users and the change button under "Any user who has a password must enter it when waking this PC" is disabled out. This panel should also display some warning along the lines of this setting cannot be changed with the current security settings.

✍: Guest


Here's how I solved this problem; hopefully it works for you, too.

Control Panel -> User Accounts and Family Safety -> User Accounts -> Reset security policies.

This should disable the automatic lock if windows 8 set it up behind the scenes, and it should allow you to modify the setting I mentioned in the first paragraph.

2015-08-05, 2007👍, 0💬