Add Require a password on wakeup to Power Options in Windows 10

In Windows 10, it possible to add the "Require a password on wakeup" option to Power Options in the classic Control Panel. It will allow you to manage your user account's security protection using a familiar way that you are used to from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

The option Require a password on wakeup was present in the Power Options applet of the Control Panel in Windows 7 and Windows 8. However, Microsoft decided to remove it in Windows 10. Instead, the company recommends users to refer to the Settings app as described in the following article: Disable Sleep Password in Windows 10.

option-enabled-logoIf you want to restore the option, follow the instructions below.

How to Add Require a password on wakeup to Power Options in Windows 10

  1. Open Registry Editor.
  2. Go to the following key:

    Tip: You can access any desired Registry key with one

  3. In the right pane, change the Attributes 32-bit DWORD value from 1 to 2. See the following screenshot:attributes-to-2

Once you make this change, "Require a password on wakeup" will appear in Power Options.

Tip: you can open advanced settings of a power plan directly in Windows 10.




To remove the option you added, set the data value of the Attributes value back to 1.

To save your time, you can download these ready-to-use Registry files:

Download Registry Files

Alternatively, you can use Winaero Tweaker. It has the appropriate option under the Behavior category:winaero-tweaker-wakeup-passwordYou can get the app here: Download Winaero Tweaker.

That's it.

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5 thoughts on “Add Require a password on wakeup to Power Options in Windows 10

  1. Toshik

    Add this hint to Tweaker.

    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author


  2. Bob

    Thanks this is very useful. For some reason, morons removed it.

    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      You are welcome Bob.

  3. Ron

    Cannot be set. The name of the registry value has been translated.


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