1.    30 May 2017 #1
    Join Date : May 2017
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    Getting rid of Lock Screen?


    Running same build - "Creators Update" - on 2 different machines, one Lenovo and one older Dell.
    Before the Creators, at some point, after some unknown updates the Dell started to boot to Lock Screen. Click on it and normal Desktop appears. Lenovo still boots up from dead stop to Desktop without showing the Lock Screen.

    Yes, I know about Netplwiz. This Dell doesn't ask for password, I only have to click on the (rather stupid) silhouette icon of my account. (Don't want any pictures on Lock Screen either). Local user, not MS account. I am the only user.

    Is there any way to make Lock Screen stop from appearing on boot-up? Without going into DOS, BIOS etc, please, this is above my pay-grade, unless you provide exact and accurate line by line commands.
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  2.    30 May 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,960
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    There was a way of doing this in the Anniversary edition. I've no idea if it works in the CU.

    (Just for interest it was published, for example, by Winaero and involved using a scheduled task. It could be applied with 1 click using Winaero's free tweaker. As I've not seen that it's been proven for the CU I'm not suggesting you should try it.)
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  3.    30 May 2017 #3
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Question: Are you using a local account on both machines?
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  4.    30 May 2017 #4
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040

    Hello @almot09, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If you have netplwiz set to have Windows automatically sign in to your account at startup, then you shouldn't be seeing the lock screen or sign in screen at startup.

    Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials

    Double check to make sure that you have require sign-in on wakeup turned off as well.

    Turn On or Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup in Windows 10 Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials

    If you like, you can fully disable the lock screen.

    Enable or Disable Lock Screen in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
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  5.    30 May 2017 #5
    Join Date : May 2017
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    Thanks, Admin.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    If you have netplwiz set to have Windows automatically sign in to your account at startup, then you shouldn't be seeing the lock screen or sign in screen at startup.
    Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
    I have, and I still see Lock Screen.

    Clarification: my bad, LS only shows when I shut down using RF remote via USB dongle, and then on start-up it also shows "Windows resume". This is my "home theater" machine, that's why - remote. I think this remote emulates the Sleep button (which can only be set to Sleep, Hibernate or Nothing).

    Physical Power-off button on PC is set-up to power-off and it does power-off, and then it boots up without LS.

    So.... looks like I need to disable Sign-up after Wake-up. It also looks like I have to go into Registry. Arghhh...
    Tried to do this through Elevated Command Prompt for plugged-in power scenario - nothing.

    There is no box "...When PC wakes up from Sleep" above the Windows Hello in Sign-in screen like in your tutorial.
    There is no box "Require Password on wake-up" in Power Options.
    There is no Local Group Policy.
    This again leads to much feared Registry.

    Plankton - I think my other machine runs on MS account (not local account) because this is my "work" machine, with Office and everything. Stupid question - how do I check this? ... Though I doubt this is the reason for LS showing.
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  6.    30 May 2017 #6
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    No need to mess with the registry yourself.

    You can use the .reg from from step 4 in Option 5 of the tutorial below to disable require sign-in on wakeup.

    Turn On or Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup in Windows 10 Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials

    You can use the .reg from from step 3 in Option 2 of the tutorial below to disable the lock screen.

    Enable or Disable Lock Screen in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
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  7.    31 May 2017 #7
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    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Yay!
    The first method works.

    I didn't try the 2nd method - Disable LS - because my build is 15xx Home, not 16xx, so the Tutorial says it wouldn't work for me.

    End result is the same - eliminated unnecessary click on user icon after wake-up .
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  8.    31 May 2017 #8
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