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How to Disable the Windows 10 Lock Screen without Editing the Windows Registry

The Windows 10 lock screen is handy feature at protecting your desktop from people around you, but if you are comfortable with your laptop taking you directly to the desktop, this guide will tell you how to disable the Windows 10 lock screen without the trouble of hacking the registry!

In order for us to achieve the above, we will have to navigate through the Local Group Policy Editor, otherwise known as “gpedit.msc” when we put it in the Run (Windows Key + R) command.

Granted you are still tinkering with an essential part of Windows, navigation is relatively easier as compared to the perplexing interface of the Windows Registry which takes some time to understand properly.

Before we go into this further, it is important to know that this guide will only work for Windows 10 PRO users. Home users should check out this guide to disable lock screen, but they will have to go through the registry editor.

STEP 1: 

To begin, you have to open the Run command (Windows Key + R) and search for gpedit.msc.

How to open group policy editor.

STEP 2: 

A new window will open up with the name of “Local Group Policy Editor“. When you have this window open, navigate to the following directory path way as shown in the image below:

Locating the policy we need.

Computer Configuration —> Administrative Templates —> Control Panel —> Personalization.

STEP 3: 

Upon reaching Personalization, you will see a window to the right and you have to look for “Do not display the lock screen

How to toggle the policy.

You have to find the following buttons and toggle them from “Not Configured” To “Enabled“. Once you have done so, click on OK and it will instantly save your policy.

With this guide done with, it is best to warn that this works only if you have no password on the system, but want to avoid the hassle of dismissing the lock screen after coming to your workstation, but do be aware that this makes your laptop open to anyone with physical access to it.

With the help of this, you no longer have to move the lock screen out of the way with the mouse, keyboard or touch gesture. Waking the system up or booting into it will bring you straight to the desktop.

Additionally, if you do have a password set on the system, you will no longer see the lock screen and will be directly taken to the password entry screen if you have one set.

We hope you find this guide to be of use to you, if you have any requests or otherwise qualms with Windows 10, let us know in the comments section below and see if we can make a guide towards helping you solve it!