How to Disable the Lock Screen on Windows 10

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Do you find the lock screen unproductive?

Do you want to get rid of the lock screen?

For some users the lock screen is just a waste of time, it’s just a screen with a clock and some random info that doesn’t help.

In this easy tutorial, you will learn the easy way to block the lock screen shortcut Windows+L and the screen lock altogether using the Registry Editor and the Group Policy Editor.

Let’s go!

How to Remove the Lock Screen on Windows 10

Disable Lock Screen Using the Registry Editor

Firstly, open your Run prompt using the Windows+R keyboard shortcut and type in regedit, click “OK“.

Navigate to the following path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows

Then right-click on the key “Windows” and create a new Key. Name it Personalization.

Select the newly created key “Personalization” and right-click on the right pane, choose “New” > “DWORD (32-bit) Value“.

Name the new Value NoLockScreen.

Double-click on “NoLockScreen” and change its value to 1, click “OK“.

Let’s see how to do it using the group policy editor.

Disable Lock Screen Using the Group Policy Editor (GPEDIT)

Firstly, open your Run prompt using the Windows+R keyboard shortcut and type in gpedit.msc, click “OK“.

Navigate to the following:

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Personalization

Double-click on “Do not display the lock screen” on the right side.

Choose “Enabled“. Click “OK“.

There you have it, you just learned how to disable the lock screen.

Feel free to leave a comment to solve any Windows 10 issue.



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