How to Disable the Lock Screen in Windows 10

Updated on January 7, 2019
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Steps to Disable the Lock Screen in Windows 10

The lock screen is a familiar feature in smartphones and tablets. It is usually enabled to prevent accidental unlocks. However, it may not be as useful in Windows 10 as it is on your device. If that's the case, then you might as well disable it. The problem is you don't know how.

Well, guess what? It's not that difficult. You just need to follow these five simple steps.

Step 1

Long press the Windows key on your keyboard. Press the "R" key and then select "Run." On the run dialog, type "GPedit.msc" then press "Enter." If it doesn't work, click the search button on the taskbar, type "GPedit.msc" then press "Enter." This will prompt your computer to open the Local Group Policy Editor.

Just remember that the Local Group Policy Editor is not available on some versions of Windows 10.

Step 2

On the Local Group Policy Editor, go to Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Personalization.

Step 3

On the right panel, you can see the menu for Personalization. Double-click on "Do not display the lock screen."

Step 4

On the second window that appears, select "Enabled."

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Step 5

Click "Apply" then "OK" to save the changes. Once disabled, reboot your computer.

The lock screen will no longer show up every time you wake your computer from being idle. Now, if you want to restore the Windows 10 lock screen, just repeat the steps above but instead of choosing "Enabled" you must select "Disabled" or "Not Configured."

It's as simple as that.

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.


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  • officialkent87 profile imageAUTHOR

    Kent Peligrino 

    21 months ago

    It's a neat little trick especially to those who only find the lock screen a bother. :P

  • SgtCecil profile image

    Cecil Kenmill 

    21 months ago from Osaka, Japan

    I didn't even know that screen could be disabled! Simple, straightforward instructions--it even includes pictures. Well done!


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