By default, when you log in to your PC, you must navigate through two screens before you can access the desktop in Windows 10. The first is the locked screen, which is the first thing you see when a Windows 10 machine boots up, while the second is the login screen. While the purpose of the second screen is self-explanatory, the lock screen is largely redundant. So today we are going to show you how to disable the lock screen to access your account faster in Windows 10.
Disable the lock screen in Windows 10 to get to your desktop faster
Having both a lock screen and a login screen is a clumsy implementation of the login process in Windows 10. In this article, we’ll tell you how to disable the lock screen to make your Windows 10 login experience more seamless. . We will show you two ways to disable windows 10 lock screen. First, using the Windows Registry and second, using Group Policy. So, without further ado, let’s get started.
Disable Windows 10 Lock Screen Using Registry
- First, open the Windows Registry Editor. To do this, search ‘regedit’ in the Windows search bar and click on the first result.
- In the registry editor window, use the left sidebar to navigate to the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftWindows. Now right click on Windows folder and select New -> Key.
- Name the new key ‘Personalization’ and press Enter. Now right click on the new customization key and select New -> DWORD (32-bit) value.
- Name this key ‘NoLockscreen‘ and press Enter. Then right click on NoLockscreen and select ‘To modify‘ to change its value.
- In the pop-up window, type ” 1”In the ‘Value data’ hex field (0 = lock screen on, 1 = lock screen off). Finally, click ‘Okay‘or press Enter.
Restart your Windows 10 computer and you should no longer see the lock screen on login. To re-enable the lock screen at any time, change the DWORD value to “0” by following the steps above.
Disable Windows 10 Lock Screen Using Group Policy
Group Policy Editor is not available in Windows 10 Home, but you can enable it easily by following our step-by-step guide. Once you’ve done that, follow these steps to disable lock screen in Windows 10 using Group Policy:
- Hit Windows key + R simultaneously to open the Run dialog box (you can also search for “Run” in the Windows search bar). Now type ‘gpedit.msc’ and press Enter.
- In the Group Policy Editor window, navigate to the following path using the left sidebar:Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Control Panel -> Personalization. Then, in the right pane, double-click the entry that says ‘Don’t show the lock screen“.
- In the pop-up window, select ‘Enabled’ and click ‘Okay‘to disable the lock screen in Windows 10.
Once you restart your computer, you won’t have to deal with Windows 10 lock screen anymore. Just enter your password and get to work right away.
Make the Windows 10 login experience seamless with this little trick
The lock screen shows the date, time, weather, and app notifications, which you can access from your desktop anyway. Additionally, Microsoft can also add the lock screen info to the login screen if they are desperate to show us all those details before we even log in. As it stands, the current approach is both clumsy and unnecessary. So go ahead and disable the lock screen on your Windows 10 PC and let us know how it went.
As with some of the other annoyances on Windows 10, you can turn off notifications and remove all ads from your PC. You can also disable your PC’s touchscreen if you don’t think it adds much value. Finally, to boost your privacy, you can disable location tracking on Windows 10 and configure your browsers to simulate your geolocation.