Windows 10: Enable or Disable Lock Screen in Windows 10
Well.. I have followed the gpedit.msc steps, and rebooted the computer and it still shows up
on another note.. how come the screen saver does not work unless I login first?
What I mean is, if the computer starts up and I just leave it, the screen saver won't start.. but if I login and then leave the computer alone, the screensaver comes up at the time I set it for.
Is there a way to make the screen saver come on at the lock screen?
Just to make sure you understand what I would like... I DO want to enter a password to enter Windows..so I don't want that disabled, I just want the lock screen disabled, NOT the login screen.
The group policy no longer works for the W10 Pro edition. It'll only work for Enterprise, Education, and Server editions now. If you like, you should still be able to use OPTION THREE to disable only the lock screen.
The screen saver only plays while signed in, but it's usually best to have the display just turn off instead for battery/energy savings.
Does option 3 disables the lock screen at start up also, or just when the computer is manually locked?
I have tried both the gpedit and the registry "fix" and it did not remove the lock screen.
and yes, I have rebooted in both scenarios.
No, it won't disable at startup in Pro. You could use the LogonController_Patch by dobbelina posted below to do so and keep the sign-in screen. I would recommend to create a restore point first just to be extra safe though.
Thanks, dobbelina, for the latest update! Everything works as it should again!
The latest Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3213986) from 1/6/2017 updated the logoncontroller.dll so the patch is not working again. I tried the latest version 4.
The latest dll version is 10.0.14393.594
Download from that link again, I updated the patch to LogonController_Patchv4.zip
Patches LogonController.dll versions:
(Latest Cumulative Update 10.0.14393.693 still uses LogonController.dll v10.0.14393.594)
Last edited by dobbelina; 12 Jan 2017 at 19:37.
I wish there was a more permanent solution.
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