Windows 10: Disable lock screen in Windows 10.

  1.    12 Apr 2016 #1

    Disable lock screen in Windows 10.

    Previously I was able to disable the lock screen in Windows 10 by editing the registry, however in the November update version this no longer appears to work. Please advise as to how I can get rid of the Lock screen in the latest version Windows 10. Thanks.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,107
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       12 Apr 2016 #2

    Hello tinman, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    Lock Screen - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    I'm afraid that starting in Windows 10 Insider build 14271, the lock screen can only be disabled for the Windows 10 Enterprise, Education, and Server editions.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    12 Apr 2016 #3

    Thanks for your reply. Microsoft seem to making it easy for people to revert back to Windows 7. Seriously thinking of going back to 7 myself due to no Media center, unable to turn of telemetry completely, unable to choose which Windows updates I install and now being unable to boot straight into windows without the delay of the lock screen slowing things down. Windows 10 appears to have too many things missing compared to 7, too many things I'm not interested in such as Cortana and Edge and is very restrictive, although free it appears people are actually having to pay for it in other ways.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,107
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       12 Apr 2016 #4

    You could set Windows to automatically sign in to your account at startup to bypass the lock and sign-in screen.

    Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup

    You can disable or turn off Cortana if you like.

    Internet Explorer is still in Windows 10 if you don't want to use Edge. Plus, you can also install and use any 3rd party web browsers like Firefox or Chrome.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5.    12 Apr 2016 #5

    Thanks Brink. I am already using Firefox and have hidden and turned to off as many settings as I could find for Cortana and the Microsoft spyware telemetry settings. Will have a look at your suggestion for bypassing the lock screen. Thanks for being so helpful.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,107
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       12 Apr 2016 #6

    You're most welcome. :)
      My ComputersSystem Spec


Related Threads
How to Enable or Disable Cortana on your Lock Screen in Windows 10 Cortana is your cloud-based personal assistant that works across your devices and other Microsoft services. Depending on the capabilities of your device and the version of...
The lock screen is the screen you see when you lock your PC (or when it locks automatically after you haven't been using it for a while). The lock screen will also show at startup, and when you are signed out and idle for one minute. You will need...
How to Enable or Disable Num Lock on Sign-in Screen in Windows 10 Windows 10 has a new sign in screen that is more modern and touch friendly. By default, you need to dismiss the lock screen and enter your credentials on the Sign-in screen to sign...
Can't Disable Lock Screen in General Support
This issue has plagued me since I've transitioned to Windows 8 and up. The Lock Screen feature (primarily ctrl + w) gets in the way of using certain programs. I've tried a few methods, all of which either don't work or stopped working. Registry...
Disable the Lock Screen? in Customization
Is there any way to disable the Lock Screen instead so it won't show on startup? Thanks
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:30.
Find Us