How to disable the lock screen in Windows 10 PC (to go straight to login screen)

Are you wondering if there’s a way to remove the lock screen or disable it? You’re in luck as there’s definitely a very easy way to do it.

In all modern Windows versions, the default screen that shows once the computer boots up or wakes up is the lock screen that shows the lockscreen image, date and time. If you want to simply bypass the lock screen without having to click on your mouse, press the Enter key, or swiping up to make the lockscreen disappear, then this short tutorial is for you.

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How to disable the lock screen in Windows 10

This short tutorial requires that you access the registry and edit it so make sure to back it up before proceeding. Your computer’s registry is very important and messing it up can make the system unstable, or even fail completely. We suggest that you create a copy of the registry before making changes to it. To do that, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Run application window by pressing Windows key + R.
  2. Type in regedit, then hit Enter button.
  3. Click on File.
  4. Click on Export.
  5. Create a file name for this registry backup. Make sure to add an indicator that will allow you to remember when it was created like a combination of date or time.

Once your registry backup has been created, you can then proceed to disabling the lockscreen by doing the following:

  1. Press CTRL + R.
  2. Type REGEDIT  in the prompt that appears, then hit Enter.
  3. If you enabled User Account Control, hit Yes to confirm that you want to access the action.
  4. Now that you’ve loaded the registry editor navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows by opening the various folders in the tree.
  5. Create a new registry key called Personalization if one doesn’t already exist. To create the key, right click in the right pane, select Key from the menu and then rename the key to Personalization.
  6. Go to Personalization key.
  7. Right click in the right pane and select New, then DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  8. Rename the new value as NoLockScreen.
  9. Then, double click on NoLockScreen.
  10. Enter 1 in the Value data field, then hit OK.
  11. If you want to check if you’ve successfully disabled the lock screen, restart your PC.

Remember, if you’ll decide to eventually return the lock screen to its default behavior, just repeat steps 1-10, then change the value from 1 to 0.


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