How to disable Lock Screen on Windows 10 via Registry Editor

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Are you currently annoyed with the login screen and the frequent need to have your password entered in order to be granted access? This method will help you go directly to the login screen. To see how this is done via group policy, take a look at this article, and how Automatic login is enabled via the command prompt. Kindly refer to some of these guides: What are the benefits of Azure API Management, and how to create an API instance in Azure, Some Azure Hybrid use cases and benefits for production purposes, how to Add a User to the Sudoers List in Linux, and Azure Monitor: Performance and Diagnostics in Microsoft Cloud.

From the search menu, type Regedit and hit enter or double-click on it. If this prompts the UAC, simply select Yes as shown below.

How to disable Lock Screen on Windows

Windows 10

Or search for Run, in the run dialogue box, type Regedit and hit ok. This will open the registry editor.

  • – Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE in the left pane.
  • – Double-click to expand SOFTWARE
  • – Double-click to expand Policies.
  • – Double-click to expand Microsoft.

– Now, don’t double-click but right-click Windows. Note: When the Personalisation folder isn’t available, then you can follow these steps

– Click New and then click Key.
– Rename New Key #1 that you just created as Personalisation and hit Enter
– On the Personalisation folder,
– Right-click in the right pane of the Registry Editor,  
– Select New and then select DWORD (32-bit) Value.
– You will see a new item pop-up in
– On the right pane of the Registry Editor, titled New Value #1.
– Rename it as NoLockScreen and hit Enter.

Note: In my case, this folder is already available.
– select New and then select DWORD (32-bit) Value.
– In the right pane of the Registry Editor, titled New Value #1.
– Rename it  as NoLockScreen and hit Enter.
– Under Value data, change the value from 0 to 1 and click OK.

Lock Screen removal

That is all that needs to be configured 😉 To see how this is performed via group policy, see the following link, and how this is done via the command prompts (user account).

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