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Enable or Disable Secure Login in Windows 10

Enable or Disable Secure Login in Windows 10: Secure Login is a security feature of Windows 10 which when enabled requires users to press Ctrl + Alt + delete on the lock screen before they can sign in using their username and password in Windows 10. Secure Sign just adds an extra layer of security to your sign-in screen which is always a good thing to make your PC is more secure. The main problem occurs when a virus or malware programs mimic a sign-in screen in order to retrieve username & password information from users. In such cases, Ctrl + Alt + delete ensures that you are seeing the authentic sign-in screen.

Enable or Disable Secure Login in Windows 10

This security setting is disabled by default and thus you need to follow this tutorial in order to enable the secure logon. There are many additionals benefit of using secure logon so it’s recommended you enable it. So without wasting any time let’s see How to Enable or Disable Secure Login in Windows 10 which requires the user to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete on the lock screen before signing in to Windows 10.

Enable or Disable Secure Login in Windows 10

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

Method 1: Enable or Disable Secure Sign-in in Netplwiz

1.Press Windows Key + R then type netplwiz and hit Enter to open User Accounts.

netplwiz command in run

2.Switch to Advanced tab and checkmark “Require users to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete” box at the bottom under the Secure sign-in to enable secure login in Windows 10.

Switch to Advanced tab a& checkmark Require users to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete

3.Click Apply followed by OK.

4.If in future you need to disable secure login then simply uncheckRequire users to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete” box.

Method 2: Enable or Disable Secure Login in Local Security Policy

Note: This method will only work for Windows Pro, Education and Enterprise edition. For Windows 10 Home users, you can follow skip tis method inseatd follow method 3.

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

Secpol to open Local Security Policy

2.Navigate to the following policy:

Local Policies > Security Options

3.Make sure to select Security Options then in the right window pane double-click on “Interactive Logon: Do not require CTRL+ALT+DEL” to open its properties.

Double click on Interactive Logon Do not require CTRL+ALT+DEL

4.Now to enable secure login in Windows 10, select disabled and then click Apply followed by OK.

Select Disabled in order to enable secure login in Windows 10

5.If you need to disable secure login then select Enabled and click OK.

6.Close Local Security Policy window and restart your PC.

Method 3: Enable or Disable Secure Login in Windows 10 using Registry Editor

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

Run command regedit

2.Navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

3.Make sure to select Winlogon then in the right window pane double-click on DisableCAD.

Make sure to select Winlogon then in the right window pane double-click on DisableCAD

Note: If you can’t find the DisableCAD then right-click on Winlogon then select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value and name this DWORD as DisableCAD.

If you can't find the DisableCAD then you need to create this DWORD

4.Now in the value data field type the following and click OK:

To Disable Secure Logon: 1
To Enable Secure Logon: 0

To Enable Secure Logon set the vaue of DisableCAD to 0

5.Next, navigate to the following registry key and follow the steps 3 & 4 here:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

Enable or Disable Secure Login in Windows 10 using Registry Editor

6.Close Registry Editor then restart your PC to save changes.

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That’s it you have successfully learned How to Enable or Disable Secure Login in Windows 10 but if you still have any queries regarding this tutorial then 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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