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Sleep setting and password setting count cumulatively on Windows 8.1

Summary
On Windows 8.1, the password policy setting starts to count after the computer goes into sleep mode.
More information
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.
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Article ID: 3096484 - Last Review: 10/28/2015 01:51:00 - Revision: 1.0

Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Pro

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