How to Disable the Lock Screen on Windows 10


The lock screen feature is useful on smartphones and tablets PCs. But if you own a non-touchscreen Windows 10 PC, the lock screen function is superfluous. In addition, it actually slows down the process to access your computer. Here’s the guide to show you how to disable the lock screen on Windows 10.

What is Windows 10 Lock Screen

The universal Windows 10 lock screen has two parts: a lock screen background image with dynamic battery status, network icons, and notification icons, and a login screen for entering a password and gain access to the operating system.

Step-by-Step to Disable Windows 10 Lock Screen

To disable the lock screen on Windows 10 and go directly to the login screen, you could enter into the Registry. Follow the steps below:

Step 1. Right-click Start and select Run to bring up the Run dialog

Step 2. Type regedit and click OK to open the Registry Editor

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Note: Click Yes if you receive a warning from a User Account Control window

Step 3. Navigate to the path below:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows

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Step 4. Right-click the Windows folder, select New and then select Key

Step 5. Rename the Key to Personalization

Step 6. Select the Personalization folder

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Step 7. Right click in the right pane, select New and then select DWORD (32-bit) Value.

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Step 8. Name the new value NoLockScreen

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Step 9. Double-click on NoLockScreen to open its Value data

Step 10. Enter the number 1 and click OK

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Step 11. Reboot your computer 

Disable the Windows 10 Anniversary Update Lock Screen

You could use the Windows Task to disable the Windows 10 Anniversary Update lock screen. Follow these steps:

Step 1. Click Start and then type Task Scheduler

Step 2. Select Task Scheduler

Step 3. Click on Create Task under Actions

Step 4. Click the General tab

Step 5. Type Disable Windows Lock Screen (Name)

Step 6. Check Run with highest privileges

Step 7. Select Configure for Windows 10

Step 8. Click the Triggers tab

Step 9. Add two triggers: At log on and On workstation unlock of any user

Note: Make sure At log on is the first trigger and On workstation unlock of any user is the second one.

Step 10. Click New

Step 11. Select Any User and Check Enabled under Begin the task (At log on) and then click OK

Step 12. Switch to the Actions tab and click NEW

Step 13. Select Start a program

Step 14. Add reg to Program/script

Step 15. Add the following information to to Add arguments (optional) and then click OK

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

Step 16. Reboot your computer

After you’ve finished the above steps, you’ll find that the Windows 10 lock screen has been turned off.

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