Windows 11/10 offers a lock screen before the login screen, which appears as a curtain to the actual lock screen. Some people don’t prefer the lock screen they see before the login screen. This tutorial is for them. As Microsoft didn’t provide an option of disabling the lock screen directly, we will try a registry hack to disable the lock screen in Windows 11/10.
How To Disable Lock Screen in Windows 11/10
There are two ways of disabling it. The first is the registry hack, and the second is Group Policy Editor. The latter is available only for the Professional and Enterprise version.
1. Registry Hack
- Use WIN + R to open the Run prompt.
- In the dialog box, type regedit. Click Yes if asked for permission to open Registry Editor.
- In the Registry window, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows
- In the Windows folder, right-click in the right pane of the Registry Editor. Select New and then select Key. It will appear as a folder in the left pane, with the name – New Key #1.
- Rename the New Key #1 to Personalization and select the folder by clicking it.
- In the Personalization folder you just created, right-click in the right pane of the Registry Editor, then select New, and select DWORD (32-bit) Value.
- You will see a new item in the right pane titled New Value #1. Just rename it to NoLockScreen.
- Now double-click on NoLockScreen to open its value data. A dialog box will pop up. Under Value data: change the value from 0 to 1 and click OK.
- Close the registry editor and reboot your PC.
Now you will no longer see the lock screen. But you will still see the log-in screen, where you must enter your password to access your Windows 10 PC.
Group Policy Editor
- In the Run Prompt, type gpedit.msc and press Enter to open Group Policy Editor.
- Navigate to Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Control Panel -> Personalization
- Look for a policy with the name Do not display the lock screen. Double click to open the policy.
- Change the radio button from “Not Configured” to “Enabled,” click apply, and you’re good to go.
- Exit and you are done.
Once enabled, you will no longer see the lock screen or need to press ALT + CTRL + DEL to view the login screen.
We hope the tutorial to remove the lock screen was easy to follow, and you were able to remove it altogether.
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