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  1. leelaw's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       13 Aug 2016 #90

    Hello everyone,

    I think I'm the only one different here, because I actually had the lock screen disabled on startup. It only appears when I signed out or locked the computer. With the changes in lock screen transition on anniversary update, I wanted to enable the lock screen via group policy and regedit, but I couldn't get it to work.

    Here's what happened before. Before the anniversary update, I already disabled the lock screen via group policy. Then I decided to upgrade it. During installation at 90%, there's was a sudden power outage so I had to install the update again. Maybe it corrupted some system files.

    Like I said before, I really want to enable the lock screen during start up
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15063
       13 Aug 2016 #91

    Hello leelaw, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If you like, you could try doing a repair install to sort it without losing anything.

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
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  3. yanniclord's Avatar
    Posts : 19
    Windows 10 Pro Anniversary
       15 Aug 2016 #92

    @Brink Can you make a fix for this for Windows 10 Redstone? It goes me STRAIGHT on the nérves that they completely ignore their customers and block gpedit.msc and regedit from modifying that entry (it will just reset once the PC reboots). I want this useless feature gone, else i go back to Windows 8.1 (yes, those things can make the difference for me). I don't like being forced to have that stupid lock screen, which is ABSOLUTELY useless as a Desktop user.
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  4.    15 Aug 2016 #93

    I wholeheartedly agree.
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  5.    15 Aug 2016 #94

    I was reading over the weekend about enabling the console login, and haven't tried it myself but the article reads like it replaces the lock screen and regular login with the console login...
    Last edited by Brink; 15 Aug 2016 at 08:27. Reason: link
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  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 18,914
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15063
       15 Aug 2016 #95

    yanniclord said: View Post
    @Brink Can you make a fix for this for Windows 10 Redstone? It goes me STRAIGHT on the nérves that they completely ignore their customers and block gpedit.msc and regedit from modifying that entry (it will just reset once the PC reboots). I want this useless feature gone, else i go back to Windows 8.1 (yes, those things can make the difference for me). I don't like being forced to have that stupid lock screen, which is ABSOLUTELY useless as a Desktop user.
    Hello @yanniclord,

    OPTION THREE will disable the lock screen, but just not at startup.

    To avoid the lock screen and sign-in screen at startup, you could set Windows to automatically sign in to your account at startup.

    Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup
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  7. yanniclord's Avatar
    Posts : 19
    Windows 10 Pro Anniversary
       15 Aug 2016 #96

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello @yanniclord,

    OPTION THREE will disable the lock screen, but just not at startup.

    To avoid the lock screen and sign-in screen at startup, you could set Windows to automatically sign in to your account at startup.

    Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup
    Sorry, but none of these are an option for me, i want it totally gone. I found someone who decompiled the LogonController.dll and changed some bits in it, and i switched it out with my current and it works perfectly. I tried all other options, the only that worked was the LogonController.dll "hack"
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  8. Clintlgm's Avatar
    Posts : 145
    Win 10 pro Upgraded from 8.1
       15 Aug 2016 #97

    Brink , I found this on another thread, can you verify this would be safe and work http://www.askvg.com/tip-disable-or-...0-lock-screen/
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  9. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 18,914
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15063
       15 Aug 2016 #98

    Clintlgm said: View Post
    Brink , I found this on another thread, can you verify this would be safe and work http://www.askvg.com/tip-disable-or-...0-lock-screen/
    Their Method 1 is the same as OPTION THREE here, except that I use a task to keep it working.

    I just tested their Method 2, and it doesn't work for the lock screen at startup either.
    Last edited by Brink; 15 Aug 2016 at 11:00.
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  10. Clintlgm's Avatar
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    Win 10 pro Upgraded from 8.1
       15 Aug 2016 #99

    Thanks
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