Sleep setting and password setting count cumulatively on Windows 8.1


On Windows 8.1, the password policy setting starts to count after the computer goes into sleep mode.

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You can set the password policy in PC Setting -> Users -> Require a password after the display is off for. On Windows 8.1, this setting starts to count down after the sleep time-out time.

For example, if the sleep setting is 2 minutes and the password setting is 5 minutes, a password isn't required for 7 minutes.

Article ID: 3096484 - Last Review: Oct 28, 2015 - Revision: 1