The lock screen is a component used by many operating systems including computers, tablets, and mobile phones. You’ll have to perform certain functions like entering a password or using a specific button combination to open the lock screen.
However, most of the lock screens in Computers including Windows 10 have a login screen only. It has no useful purpose in your Windows 10 PC, and you might want to disable it and go straight to the sign-in screen.
In this article, we’ll guide on how to turn off the lock screen in Windows 10.
How to Disable Windows 10’s Lock Screen?
Microsoft no more allows you to disable the lock screen using the group policy setting. However, it is entirely possible to turn off lock screen in Windows 10 Creators Update or above version.
Although, the process of disabling lock screen in Windows 10 varies according to its versions. Let’s check them out-
1. How to turn off the lock screen in the Home edition of Windows 10?
The Home Edition of Windows 10 is the latest April 2018 update and the best way to disable lock screen is add a new registry Key and make some changes in your registry.
We suggest you do a full back up of your PC as modifying registry might go wrong and give an adverse effect on your system. Let’s get started-
1) Go to the Search bar (next to Start button)
2) Type regedit and hit the Enter key
3) Click Yes to confirm to the prompt
4) Double-click on HKEY_Local MACHINE (in the left-hand menu)
5) Now, double-click on the SOFTWARE icon
6) Double-click on Policies
7) Double-hit the Microsoft button
8) Right-click on Windows
9) Select New from the drop-down menu and hit the Key icon
10) Give it a title as Personalization and hit the Enter key
11) Right-click on the Key you’ve recently created (Personalization)
12) Tap on the New icon
13) Click DWORD (32-bit) Value
14) Type NoLockScreen and press the Enter key
15) Once it’s done, double-click on the DWORD you’ve just made (NoLockScreen)
16) Type 1 in the Value data section
17) Tap on OK
Done! You have disabled the lock screen on your Windows 10 Home version. If you want to re-enable the lock screen for some reason, switch the DWORD value to 0.
2. Disable Lock Screen in Windows 10 Pro
Well, making changes to your registry surely disables the lock screen in Windows 10. However, we have a more accessible and quicker method for Windows 10 Pro including Education and Enterprise version. Check it out-
1) Go to the Windows 10 Search bar
2) Type gpedit and press the Enter key
3) Now, double-click AdministrativeTemplates
4) Double-click on the Control Panel icon
5) Tap on Personalization
6) Double-click on the “Do not display the lock screen” icon
7) Hit the Enabled option
8) Tap on Apply and Click on OK to save the changes
Now, press and hold Windows + L keys. If you are taken to the login screen and not the lock screen, you’ve disabled the lock screen from your Windows 10 Pro.
To turn on the lock screen again, repeat the same process and select Disabled option in 2.7th step.
We also have the quickest and the easiest workaround for you. Check it out-
1) Press and hold Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog box
2) Type netplwiz and press Enter
3) Select the account name in which you want to avoid the lock screen
4) Now, untick the “Users must enter a username and password to use this computer.”
5) Hit the Ok button and enter your security password
After that, reboot your PC, and you’ll be automatically directed to the sign-in screen instead of the lock screen. To re-enable the lock screen, check the “Users must enter a username and password to use this computer.”
There you go! Avoid the unwanted lock screen as you start your Windows 10 system and sign-in directly. However, there are possibilities of the security risk to login directly.
Have any other doubts regarding your Windows 10 system functions? drop down your queries in the comments section below.
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