How to: Configure Windows 10 to prompt for credentials when resuming from standby/hibernation


1) In the search field on the bottom left of your screen, type sign-in options. Do not press Enter.

In the list of results that appears, click Sign-in options.

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2) Locate the "Require sign-in" section. In the drop-down field, choose your preferred option. If you want Windows to prompt for authentication when resuming from sleep, choose When PC wakes up from sleep.

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3) Close the settings window.


Windows will prompt for a password when resuming from sleep.