Tuesday, April 16, 2013

How to Disable the Lock Screen on Windows 8?

Once you fallow these steps, Windows will always go straight to the password prompt, skipping the new lock screen.

Step1: Press the "Windows key", type "regedit", and press Enter.

Step2:  Navigate to the following registry key:


If you do not see the Personalization key, right-click the Windows key above it, point to New, and "create" a key named "Personalization".

Step3: Right-click in the right pane and create a new "DWORD" value named "NoLockScreen".

Step4: Double-click the "NoLockScreen" value and enter a value of " 1".

Step5: Close the registry editor and you are done.

            you do not even have to restart your computer.

To re-enable the lock screen in  future, either delete the NoLockScreen value from your registry or set it to 0.