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How to Disable Windows 10 Lock Screen

Posted on 14 December 2015 by GranTorinoGuy

There are a lot of new features, many of them useful, within Windows 10. While many of the new Windows 10 features prove to be quite useful, some of them are more for a tablet or 2-in-one laptop device that has a touchscreen instead of being useful on desktop PCs. One particular feature that many desktop PC users can do without in Windows 10 is the lock screen.

The lock screen that you see in Windows 10 was a great idea on smartphones as it prevented accidental unlocking of smartphone devices when they were in your pocket. Essentially, the lock screen prevented “butt dialing” or accidentally opening up an app on your device. However, with a desktop PC the lock screen doesn’t serve much of a purpose.

For Windows 10 users who wish to disable the lock screen, there are a couple of easy methods to the madness, one being extremely simple and the other method may involve editing your Windows registry.

While editing the Windows registry doable thing, we don’t recommend novice computer users doing such as they could seriously damage their system. Therefore, we have listed a simpler and safer method below to disable the Windows 10 lock screen on your PC.

How to disable the Windows 10 lock screen

The easiest and safest method to disable the lock screen in Windows 10 is by using the Group Policy Editor.

  1. To access the Group Policy Editor, hold down the Windows button on your keyboard and then press the R key to launch the Run dialog.

    Type in “gpedit.msc” and press enter or click OK.

  2. Once you are in the Group Policy Editor, look for the Computer Configuration folder on the left and then click the drop-down to display additional subfolders. Find the folder Administrative Templates and click that drop-down to list additional subfolders.
  3. Click on the Personalization folder.
  4. Find where it says “Do not display the lock screen” on the right side panel and double-click it.
  5. Select the “Enabled” option on the left side and then click OK.

Once all of these steps are completed, and you reboot your computer, your Windows 10 Lock Screen will no longer appear.

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