Windows 10: Enable or Disable Lock Screen in Windows 10  

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  1. Posts : 23,693
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
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       07 Sep 2016 #120

    bigchieftaco said: View Post
    I created an account just to add this.
    I just upgraded my PC to Win 10 and I used to have the lock screen disabled but that didn't work anymore. I tried so much stuff until I read a couple pages back about it not working anymore on newer builds. I checked my build and sure enough, version 1607. After a quick search I found a solution that actually works! I'll paste it here and maybe you can add it to the first page.


    1. Tap on the Windows-key, type "Local Security Policy" and open the item of the same name.
    2. Select Software Restriction Policies > Additional Rules.
    3. If you don't see the menu, select Action > New Software Restriction Policies to create it.
    4. Right-click on the right pane and select New Path Rule.
    5. Under Path, paste C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.LockApp_cw5n1h2txyewy
    6. Make sure the security level is set to Disallowed.
    7. Click ok.
    Hello bigchieftaco, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Thank you. If I remember correctly, that will not disable the lock screen at startup either though.
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  2.    07 Sep 2016 #121

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello bigchieftaco, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Thank you. If I remember correctly, that will not disable the lock screen at startup either though.
    You are correct. I just tested.
    I was so excited when I tried it without rebooting. This still helps me because when I leave my PC I can come back and type my password like before without the lock screen being there.

    Thanks!
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  3.    09 Sep 2016 #122

    To avoid starting a new topic about the same issue I will post here in an old topic.
    After installing the anniversary update from Windows 10 I am no longer able to disable the lock screen.
    I am NOT on a Secure Log-in requiring me to Ctr-Al-Del.
    I have tried the Reg Edit, no luck
    I have tried the GPedit, no luck
    I have tried Task Scheduler, no luck.
    Any suggestions?
    Thanks.
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  4.    09 Sep 2016 #123

    Same problem I had, nothing fixed it, but I came up with a workaround yesterday.

    I created an autohotkey script that is simply "click."
    I created a scheduled task that looks for the event in the log for resuming from connected standby (I forget the event ID number and the system is at work, but it is in the system log).
    Result is when waking the system up the lock screen shows, then the event is written to the log for the wakup, which triggers the task, which runs the script, which sends a mouse click, which makes the lock screen go away. Only see the lock screen for a second or maybe two. Problem solved.

    It is pretty stupid that I had to do all that. Thanks Microsoft for being ridiculous.
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  5. Posts : 23,693
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
    Thread Starter
       09 Sep 2016 #124

    Hello @theo54au and @SparkyJJO,

    The Windows 10 Home and Pro editions can no longer disable the lock screen at startup, but OPTION THREE will let you disable the lock screen everywhere but at startup.

    If you like, you can also set Windows to automatically sign in to your account at startup to bypass the lock screen at startup though.

    Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup
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  6.    10 Sep 2016 #125

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello bigchieftaco, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Thank you. If I remember correctly, that will not disable the lock screen at startup either though.
    That is unfortunately correct, it didn't work also.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    10 Sep 2016 #126

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello @theo54au and @SparkyJJO,

    The Windows 10 Home and Pro editions can no longer disable the lock screen at startup, but OPTION THREE will let you disable the lock screen everywhere but at startup.
    That is really sad to hear... What is the location of the Lock Screens? At least I can add and select my own pics here.
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  8. Posts : 23,693
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
    Thread Starter
       10 Sep 2016 #127

    theo54au said: View Post
    That is really sad to hear... What is the location of the Lock Screens? At least I can add and select my own pics here.
    Luckily, the lock screen background is easy to change.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  9.    10 Sep 2016 #128

    bigchieftaco said: View Post
    I created an account just to add this.
    I just upgraded my PC to Win 10 and I used to have the lock screen disabled but that didn't work anymore. I tried so much stuff until I read a couple pages back about it not working anymore on newer builds. I checked my build and sure enough, version 1607. After a quick search I found a solution that actually works! I'll paste it here and maybe you can add it to the first page.


    1. Tap on the Windows-key, type "Local Security Policy" and open the item of the same name.
    2. Select Software Restriction Policies > Additional Rules.
    3. If you don't see the menu, select Action > New Software Restriction Policies to create it.
    4. Right-click on the right pane and select New Path Rule.
    5. Under Path, paste C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.LockApp_cw5n1h2txyewy
    6. Make sure the security level is set to Disallowed.
    7. Click ok.

    This change is regrettably not as universal as you might think. On a couple of my PCs, it caused BSODs.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  10.    10 Sep 2016 #129

    SparkyJJO said: View Post
    It is not set. Never have had to touch Ctrl+Alt+Del on these.
    For some bizarre reason, I found on a couple of PCs, you had to reset it to requiring a password, and then set it back to never to get the option recognised.
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