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How to Disable Windows 8.1 lock screen
How to Disable Windows 8.1 lock screen
11-26-2013 - 04:45 PM


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When you turn on your Windows 8.1 computer, it will go to the "Lock Screen" and you will need to touch, click or press a key to go to the logon screen.
You, me and many other users will probably want the computer simply go straight to the login screen instead.
This tutorial will show you some methods to get rid of the lock screen of Windows 8.1.

Note: You must be logged on to Windows 8.1 as an administrator in order to perform these steps below.
METHOD 1: Using the Group Policy Editor
Note: This method is only available in Windows 8.1 Pro and Enterprise edition.

Step 1: Press the       + R key to open the Run dialog box.
Step 2: Type in gpedit.msc > press Enter to open Local Group Policy Editor
Step 3: In the left pane, navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates> Control Panel> Personalization.
Step 4: On the right pane of Personalization, double click on Do not display the lock screen

Step 5: Select Enabled then click on the OK button and close the Group Policy Editor.

METHOD 2: Using Registry Tweaks
Step 1: Press the       + R key to open the Run dialog box.
Step 2: Type in regedit > press Enter to open the Registry Editor.
    (If prompted by User Account Control, click Yes)

Step 3: Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization

•  If you do not see Personalization key, you will need to create it:
    Right-click on Windows key > New > Key and named it as Personalization

•  If it already exists, on the right pane, right-click > New > DWORD Value, name it as NoLockScreen.

Step 4:
Double-click on NoLockScreen to edit its value.
Type in 1 then click OK and close the Registry Editor.
Now sign out or restart your computer. You will no longer see the lock screen when you start your computer.


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(This post was last modified: 11-26-2013 04:59 PM by blackguy.)

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