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Restore Lock Screen in Windows 8.1 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I deleted the lock screen in Windows 8.1 and now realize I need it.  How can I get it back?  

    I deleted using Windows+R  "regedit"  using this link 

    http://media.askvg.com/downloads/2012/11/Disable-Windows-8-Lock-Screen.zip

    Is there a way to get the lock screen back?

    Friday, May 30, 2014 4:39 PM

Answers

  • In the zip file that you posted the link to, there is a 'Restore Windows 8 Start Screen.reg' file that should undo what the 'Disable Windows 8 Start Screen.reg' file did.

    Hope this helps,

    David
    Windows Outreach Team - IT Pro
    The Springboard Series on TechNet

    • Marked as answer by EMMmmmmmm Monday, June 9, 2014 1:33 AM
    Friday, May 30, 2014 5:05 PM
  • Hi,

    The registry you posted here are this

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

    so you just need to launch regedit editor by run regedit.exe, then locate to the right place, set the value back to 0, then restart your PC.

    or just run the "restore....reg" as David mentioned.


    Yolanda Zhu
    TechNet Community Support

    • Proposed as answer by ZigZag3143x Monday, June 2, 2014 5:52 AM
    • Marked as answer by EMMmmmmmm Monday, June 9, 2014 1:33 AM
    Monday, June 2, 2014 5:27 AM

All replies

  • In the zip file that you posted the link to, there is a 'Restore Windows 8 Start Screen.reg' file that should undo what the 'Disable Windows 8 Start Screen.reg' file did.

    Hope this helps,

    David
    Windows Outreach Team - IT Pro
    The Springboard Series on TechNet

    • Marked as answer by EMMmmmmmm Monday, June 9, 2014 1:33 AM
    Friday, May 30, 2014 5:05 PM
  • Hi,

    The registry you posted here are this

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

    so you just need to launch regedit editor by run regedit.exe, then locate to the right place, set the value back to 0, then restart your PC.

    or just run the "restore....reg" as David mentioned.


    Yolanda Zhu
    TechNet Community Support

    • Proposed as answer by ZigZag3143x Monday, June 2, 2014 5:52 AM
    • Marked as answer by EMMmmmmmm Monday, June 9, 2014 1:33 AM
    Monday, June 2, 2014 5:27 AM