How to put Windows 7 to sleep after inactivity

To lock windows 7 after inactivity for certain amount of time, follow the steps provided in this tutorial.

how to lock windows 7 after inactivity

Steps to lock windows 7 after inactivity

1. Step Click on the Start >> Control Panel.

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2. Step Click on the ‘System and Security’ link.

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3. Step Click on the ‘Power Options’

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4. Step Click on the Change when the computer sleeps at the left side.

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5. Step Now, in the Edit Plan Settings, select the time in ‘Put the computer to sleep’ and click on the Save changes. In my case, i have selected 5 minutes. That means, if i leave my system idle for 5 minutes, the computer will automatically go to sleep.

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It will definately be more secured if you lock or make your computer go to sleep when you leave your system idle for more than certain amount of time so in your absense no other person can use your system.


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Uttam is a Microsoft Student Partner from Kathmandu, Nepal. Aside from blogging, Uttam is also studying computer engineering and works as a freelancer developer. Windows has always been his first love. He has been using Windows since his early days since he was in 2nd Grade. He also used a few other operating systems but never found any other OS that he grew fond of.

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