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  • Hi All,

    This use to remove the obnoxious lock screen when Windows 10 booted up.  But has stopped after a recent upgrade:

    REGEDIT4

    ; http://www.ricksdailytips.com/disable-lock-screen-in-windows-10/
    ; Windows10: bypass the Lock Screen and go straight to the Login Screen
    ; requires a reboot

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization]
    "NoLockScreen"=dword:00000001

    What is the procedure now for removing this annoyance?

    Many thanks,

    -T

    Thursday, December 22, 2016 12:33 AM

Answers

  • Hi ToddAndMargo3,

    Yes, we could change the regedit to pass the Lock Screen before. But after the Windows 10’s Anniversary Update, Microsoft no longer lets you disable the lock screen using a group policy setting or registry hack.

    But there are still workarounds–for now.

    If you’d like to get past the lock screen even when booting your computer, considering having your computer automatically sign in when you boot it up. Your computer will automatically sign into your user account and you won’t even have to enter a password when it boots. Please following the steps in the link below to set.

    http://www.windowscentral.com/how-disable-windows-10-lock-screen

    Please Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    Hope it will be helpful to you


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    • Marked as answer by ToddAndMargo3 Friday, January 6, 2017 7:03 PM
    Friday, December 23, 2016 4:47 AM

All replies

  • Hi ToddAndMargo3,

    Yes, we could change the regedit to pass the Lock Screen before. But after the Windows 10’s Anniversary Update, Microsoft no longer lets you disable the lock screen using a group policy setting or registry hack.

    But there are still workarounds–for now.

    If you’d like to get past the lock screen even when booting your computer, considering having your computer automatically sign in when you boot it up. Your computer will automatically sign into your user account and you won’t even have to enter a password when it boots. Please following the steps in the link below to set.

    http://www.windowscentral.com/how-disable-windows-10-lock-screen

    Please Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    Hope it will be helpful to you


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help.
    If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Marked as answer by ToddAndMargo3 Friday, January 6, 2017 7:03 PM
    Friday, December 23, 2016 4:47 AM
  • Some of the decisions M$ makes on such things makes my head spin.  Tears.

    Thank you for the confirmations/help.

    -T

    Friday, January 6, 2017 7:04 PM