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How to Disable the Lock Screen in Windows 8

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The lock screen feature of Windows 8 is interesting, but it seems like something that makes more sense on a tablet PC. Thankfully it’s easy enough to disable if you’re using a desktop or laptop instead.

Disabling The Lock Screen

The first thing you need to do is to open the Local Group Policy Editor by pressing the Win + R key combination to bring up a run box, then type gpedit.msc and hit enter.

Now you will need to drill down into:

Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Control Panel -> Personalization

On the right-hand side, you will need to double click on the “Do not display the lock screen” setting.

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Change the radio button from “Not Configured” to “Enabled”, click apply and you’re good to go.

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That’s all there is to it.

Taylor Gibb is a Microsoft MVP and all round geek, he loves everything from Windows 8 to Windows Server 2012 and even C# and PowerShell. You can also follow him on Google+

  • Published 04/9/12

Comments (4)

  1. r

    Is there a trick to disabling Microsoft from releasing Windows 8 ?

  2. Roi

    ^^ ROFLMAO XD

  3. lock mary sapia

    i dont want my picture on display ,iam not into facebook any more

  4. joshua

    windows 8 needs the quick launch bar but to enable it it won’t be different then 7

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