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