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Published: October 22, 2013 | Applies to:

This registry workshop will help you to fix the issue of Windows 8.1 automatically logs out after 1 minute.

Windows 8.1 is on the floor and I started playing with it but there are somethings that goes weird with it. For using SkyDrive integration in this updated OS, I switched on to Microsoft account from the local account. But soon after a reboot, I found that Windows 8.1 getting logged out automatically after a minute and takes me to the logon screen where I have to re-enter the credentials and start over.

This is really frustrating and I looked over web to resolve this issue but I guess no one has came around this issue particularly. I have everything updated on my system like drivers, software etc. One simple conclusion I derived that if the timeout value for the lock out condition if tweaked to infinite, then there may be the possibility to solve this issue. By configuring some registry entries this could be done. So here are the is the possible fix, you can solve out this issue:

FIX : Windows 8.1 Automatically Logs Out After A Minute Using REGEDIT

1. Press Windows Key + R and put regedit in Run dialog box to open Registry Editor (if you’re not familiar with Registry Editor, then click here). Click OK.

2. Navigate here:


3. In the right pane of this location, look for the DWORD named Attributes as highlighted in the above image. Double click on the same DWORD to modify its Value data:

4. In the above shown box, change the Value data to 2 from 1. Click OK and close the Registry Editor and reboot to got fixed.

Hope you find the fix useful!

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  • Great find Kapil! I was also having this issue and your fixed helped me. Thanks alot!

  • Same’s happening to me! I’ve upgraded using a Microsoft Account, then I fixed the black screen (old Windows UI Immersive file), and now this is happening this issue, sadly this fix is not working either. I think I just increased the timeout value to two minutes.

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Try to press CTRL+ALT+DELETE combination when issue occurs and select Task Manager, this could be another workaround :)

  • I m having this problem on w8 will this work for it too?..

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Most probably yes.

  • I have this problem too, but I cannot log in.
    But I have the work around to solved it

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