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Wouldn't it be easier to simply set the option to ask for a password when the PC comes out of standby (or hibernation)?
It's an inbuilt Windows function in the screensaver tab:
(Although it says "standby", it also applies to hibernation as well)

I know from experience that you can have autologon set, and Windows will still ask for a password when exiting standby or hibernation (with this option selected, obviously).
This wouldn't be very effective if someone just turned off the computer normally, next time it turned on it wouldn't ask for a password.

So the user would BootSnooze the PC, the PC restarts, automatically logs in, enters standby or hibernation, then when the PC is woken, it asks for a password.

This way BootSnooze would stay completely out of the realm of passwords and therefore make a lot more people comfortable with using it.
(I don't like the thought of entering my logon details into a third-party program)

One more thing, as I mentioned above, I use the autologon function, does BootSnooze check whether this setting was previously enabled before it removes it's autologon entry? I wouldn't like to re-enable autologon every time I BootSnooze.

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