How to Disable your Windows 10 lock screen and sign in Quickly
Since Windows 10 is designed to display a “lock screen” before the sign-in screen, an extra step is required.
To disable the lock screen and display the sign-in screen quickly, you can disable the Home / Pro version by editing the registry. In the Pro version, you can edit “Group Policy”.
The following steps show how to automatically log in without displaying the sign-in screen after disabling the lock screen.
Disabling the lock screen by editing the registry “Home / Pro”
If you edit the registry incorrectly, Windows may not operate correctly. Make a backup before editing, and then operate the registry. Windows10 registry key backup and restore.
Open Registry Editor
- Right-clicking the “Windows” mark displays a menu. Clicking “Run” opens “Run”.
- Enter “Regedit” in the text box and click OK.
- If a user account control warning appears, click “Yes”.
- It is not displayed when the setting of User Account Control is set to “Not notify”.
- Click the “>” icon for the key name to expand it. You will find: 〉 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, > SOFTWARE>, Policies>, Microsoft, and will expand in order.
Create a new key “Personalization”
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- Right-click “Windows” and move the mouse cursor to “New” in the menu. When the submenu is displayed, click “Key (k)”.
Create the value “NoLockScreen” for the Personalization key
- Right-click the “Personalization” registry key and move the mouse cursor to “New” in the menu. Click “DWORD (32-bit) Value (D)” in the submenu.
- The newly created value is created with the name “New Value # 1”.
- Change the value name to “NoLockScreen”.
Correct the created “NoLockScreen” value
- Right-click “NoLockScreen” and click “Modify” in the menu.
- Since the edit screen for the value of “NoLockScreen” is displayed, change “Value data” to “1”.
- Note: * If the value data is “0”, the lock screen is enabled.
Restart your computer for the registry edits to take effect.
If the lock screen is not displayed at startup, disabling the lock screen is complete.
Disable lock screen by editing group policy “Pro”
Open the group policy editor
- Right-click on the “Windows” mark and a menu will appear. Click “Run” to open the window.
- When “User Account Control” is displayed, click “Yes”.
- This is not displayed when User Account Control is set to “Not notify”. (Disable UAC)
- Enter “gpedit.msc” for execution and click “OK”.
- * You can also open “gpedit.msc” in the search box on the taskbar from the search results.
Edit Group Policy
Click the “>” icon in the Group Policy Editor item to expand it.
- 〉 Computer configuration
- > Administrative templates
- >Control panel
- Expand in order and click “Personal settings”.
- Right-click “Do not display the lock screen” and click “Edit” in the menu.
- Click “Enable” to add a mark and click “OK” to close the editing window.
- This completes the setting for disabling the lock screen in the group policy.
- Restart the computer to reflect the group policy edit.
- If the lock screen is not displayed at startup, disabling the lock screen is complete.
Normally, if you do not operate the computer, the lock screen will be displayed, but if you disable the lock screen, the sign-in screen will suddenly appear.
If you do not want to display the sign-in screen, you can display a screen saver instead of the lock screen.
For how to turn off the display after a certain period of time.