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How to bypass or disable the lock screen on Windows 10

Windows 10

If you are on Windows 10, then it is quite obvious to be welcomed by a lock screen interface (concealing login screen) every time you turn on your computer. While the feature comes alive in some cases like when locking down the computer and a nice beautiful background wallpaper or image appears with date+time, app notification badges/icons etc.

It could slow down the process of quickly logging in to the desktop since it requires an extra step of swiping up the lock screen before one could enter the password or a PIN if you have set up one.

Well, if you are like me who wants or likes to bypass/disable the lock screen altogether, follow the steps below on how to go about it.

  1. Open the Windows Registry Editor by typing regedit.exe into the search box and press Enter.
  2. Once the registry editor is open, copy and paste this node address into the top Address bar and press Enter. (see image below)


    Windows 10 Regsitry Editor

  3. Once you are at that particular location, Right click anywhere on the empty space (in the right pane), and name it personalization
  4. In the same way, create a new DWORD and name it NoLockScreen. Set the value to 1 and Click OK.
  5. This will now disable the lock screen for your Windows Install.
  6. To undo this at any time, locate the DWORD created in step 5 and change the value back to 0.

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Shafat has more than 5 years of Tech journalism experience. He likes to write about latest Tech and Gadgets. He is a proud Lumia 950 owner and Windows fan. He has been covering Tech and Gadget news on other well-known Tech sites GadgetOx and Nokiapoweruser since long. He loves to code and is a proficient developer. Write to him at Email: [email protected]