The Lock Screen of Windows 8 or 10 can be disabled by tweaking the registry and changing the value in Group Policy Editor. In this post, we will see, How to Disable the Lock Screen on Windows 8 or 10 using Group Policy Editor?

Note: This Group Policy tweak works on only the Pro version of Windows 8 /10. If you are still using Windows Home edition, you should enable the gpedit.msc.


How to disable/enable the Lock Screen on Windows 8 or 10 using Group Policy Editor?

1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor by pressing the Win Logo + R keys combination to bring up a run box, then type gpedit.msc and hit enter.


2. Navigate to the following path:-

Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Control Panel -> Personalization

personalization-in-group-editor3. On the right-hand side, double-click on the “Do not display the lock screen” setting.

do-not-display-lock-screen4. It will open a new window named “Do not display the lock screen.”

do-not-display-lock-screen-window5. Change the radio button from “Not Configured” to “Enabled,” click Apply, then OK.

do-not-display-lock-screen-enabledThat’s all! You will not see the Lock Screen anymore after starting Windows 8 / 10. To re-enable the Lock Screen, change the setting to Not Configured in the above step 5.

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