February 24, 2016

How to Disable the Windows 10 Lock Screen

The Windows 10 lock screen might be a good idea on a Windows phone, but on a computer all it does is add an extra step every time you want to log in or unlock the computer.

By disabling the lock screen the computer presents the password prompt right away.

Here's how to quickly and easily disable the Windows 10 lock screen in the Registry editor.

  1. Open the Start menu and type regedit to to open the Registry editor
  2. Navigate to:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization


    If you don't have the Personalization key, simply right click the Windows key in the structure and choose New to create it.

  3. Right-click in the right window and create a DWORD value named NoLockScreen
  4. Double click the new NoLockScreen value and enter the number "1" and then click OK.
  5. Close the Registry editor, you are done!
The lock screen has now been disabled. Hope that helps!

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