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Disable the Lock Screen in Windows 10 [GUIDE]

Windows Lock Screen feature was introduced in Windows 8; it has been included in every Windows version, be it Windows 8.1 or Windows 10. The problem here is that the Lock Screen features used in Windows 8 were designed for touchscreen PC but non-touch PC’s this feature was probably a waste of time as it doesn’t make sense to click on this screen and then the sign-in option comes up. In fact, it’s an extra screen which does nothing; instead, users want to directly see the sign-in screen when they boot up their PC or even when their PC wakes up from sleep.

Disable the Lock Screen in Windows 10

Most of the time the Lock Screen is just an unnecessary obstruction which doesn’t let the user sign-in directly. Also, users complain that sometimes they are not able to enter the right password because of this Lock Screen feature. It would be better to disable the Lock Screen feature in Windows 10 from Settings which would rapidly increase the sign-in process. But again there is no such option or feature for disabling the lock screen.

Even though Microsoft hasn’t provided a built option to disable the lock screen, but they can’t stop users from disabling it with the help of various hacks. And today we are going to exactly discuss these various tips & tricks which will help you in this task. So without wasting any time let’s see How to Disable the Lock Screen in Windows 10 with the help of the below-listed guide.

Disable the Lock Screen in Windows 10 [GUIDE]

Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong.

Method 1: Disable the Lock Screen Using Group Policy Editor

Note: This method will not work for users who have Home Edition of Windows; this only works for Windows Pro Edition.

1. Press Windows Key + R then type gpedit.msc and hit Enter to open Group Policy Editor.

gpedit.msc in run | Disable the Lock Screen in Windows 10 [GUIDE]

2. Now navigate to the following path in gpedit in the left window pane:

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Personalization

3. Once you have reached Personalization, double-click on “Do not display the lock screen” setting from the right window pane.

Once you have reached Personalization, double-click on Do not display lock screen settings

4. To disable the lock screen, checkmark the box labelled as Enabled.

To disable the lock screen, checkmark the box labeled as Enabled

5. Click Apply, followed by OK.

6. This would Disable the Lock Screen in Windows 10 for Pro Edition users, to see how to do this in Windows Home Edition follow the next method.

Method 2: Disable the Lock Screen Using Registry Editor

Note: After Windows 10 Anniversary Update this method doesn’t seem to work anymore, but you can go ahead & try. If it didn’t work for you, then go to the next method.

1. Press Windows Key + R then type regedit and hit Enter to open Registry Editor.

Run command regedit

2. Navigate to the following Registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization

3. If you can’t find Personalization key then right-click on Windows and select New > Key.

Right-click on Windows then select New then click Key and name this key as Personalization | Disable the Lock Screen in Windows 10 [GUIDE]

4. Name this key as Personalization and then continue.

5. Now right-click on Personalization and select New > DWORD (32-bit) value.

Now right-click on Personalization and select New then click DWORD (32-bit) value

6. Name this new DWORD as NoLockScreen and double click on it to change its value.

7. In the Value data field, make sure to enter 1 and click OK.

Double click on NoLockScreen and change its value to 1

8. Reboot your PC to save changes, and you shouldn’t see the Windows Lock Screen anymore.

Method 3: Disable the Lock Screen Using Task Scheduler

Note: This method only disable the lock screen in Windows 10 when you lock your PC, this means when you boot up your PC, you would still see the lock screen.

1. Press Windows Key + R then type Taskschd.msc and hit Enter to open Task Scheduler.

press Windows Key + R then type Taskschd.msc and hit Enter to open Task Scheduler

2. Then, from the Actions section from the far right, click Create Task.

From the Actions menu click on Create Task | Disable the Lock Screen in Windows 10 [GUIDE]

3. Now make sure to name the Task as Disable Windows Lock Screen.

4. Next, make sure “Run with highest privileges” option is checked in the bottom.

Name the Task as Disable Windows Lock Screen and checkmark Run with highest privileges

5. From “Configure for” drop-down select Windows 10.

6. Switch to Triggers tab and click on New.

7. From the Begin the task drop-down select “At log on.”

From Begin the task dropdown select At log on

8. That’s it, don’t change anything else and click OK to add this specific trigger.

9. Again click New from triggers tab and the Begin the task dropdown select “on workstation unlock for any user” and click OK to add this trigger.

From the Begin the task dropdown select on workstation unlock for any user

10. Now move to the Action tab and click on the new button.

11. Keep “Start a program” under Action dropdown as it is and under Program/Script add “reg.”

12. Under Add arguments field add the following:

add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\SessionData /t REG_DWORD /v AllowLockScreen /d 0 /f

Keep Start a program under Action dropdown as it is and under Program or Script add reg | Disable the Lock Screen in Windows 10 [GUIDE]

13. Click OK to save this new Action.

14. Now save this Task and reboot your PC to save changes.

This would successfully Disable the Lock Screen in Windows 10 but to Automatically login on Windows 10 follow the next method.

Method 4: Enable Automatic Login On Windows 10

Note: This will bypass the Lock screen and Sign-in screen both and it won’t even ask for the password as it will automatically enter it and log you on your PC. So it has a potential risk, make sure only to use this if you have your PC somewhere safe and secure. Otherwise, others may be able to access your system easily.

1. Press Windows Key + R then type netplwiz and hit Enter.

netplwiz command in run

2. Select the user account you want to automatically sign in with, uncheck the “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer” option.

Uncheck the Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer

3. Click Apply, followed by OK.

4. Enter your administrator account password and click OK.

5. Reboot your PC you will automatically sign in to Windows.

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That’s it you have successfully Disable the Lock Screen in Windows 10 but if you still have any questions regarding this post feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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Aditya Farrad

Aditya is a self-motivated information technology professional and has been a technology writer for the last 7 years. He covers Internet services, mobile, Windows, software, and How-to guides.

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