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Published: February 7, 2016 | Applies to:

This quick and simple registry workshop will show you how to enable or disable the lock screen in Windows 10, as per your requirement. 

Whenever Windows resumes from sleep or hibernate mode or when you logon, lock screen is something that you see at these stages. Windows 10 have enhanced lock screen as compared to predecessors and it displays more information. It supports to slideshow feature that displays your desired images with cool animations. Also you’ll find the lock screen in Windows 10 supports Windows Spotlight feature.

How To Disable The Lock Screen In Windows 10

Inspite of these facilities with lock screen, there are still some users who may want to disable lock screen. According to them, lock screen slide show feature is power consuming feature. They may also find Windows Spotlight feature data consuming. So for miscellaneous reasons, if you too want to disable lock screen on your Windows 10, you can perform the quick registry manipulation described below.

How To Disable The Lock Screen In Windows 10

Registry Disclaimer: The further steps will involve registry manipulation. Making mistakes while manipulating registry could affect your system adversely. So be careful while editing registry entries and create a System Restore point first.

1. Press W8K + R and put regedit in Run dialog box to open Registry Editor (if you’re not familiar with Registry Editor, then click here). Click OK.

Windows 10 Registry Editor

2. In the left pane of Registry Editor, navigate to following registry key:


How To Disable The Lock Screen In Windows 10

3. Now highlight Windows key and right click, select New > Key. Name the newly created sub-key as Personalization. Highlight Personalization and come to its right pane. In the blank space, right click and select New > DWORD Value. Name the registry DWORD (REG_DWORD) so created as NoLockScreen. Double click on this DWORD to modify:

How To Disable The Lock Screen In Windows 10

4. Finally, set the Value data to 1 in Edit DWORD Value box shown above. Click OK. You can now restart your machine to make this setting effective. After reboot, you’ll see the lock screen is no longer displayed.

That’s it! These articles may interest you as well:

1. How to completely disable Cortana in Windows 10

2. How to disable Welcome page in Microsoft Edge

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  • I have no “personalisation” under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
    What can I do to bypass this issue ?
    I am running Windows 10 – 64 on an Asus X75VC laptop and am trying to bypass the lockscreen !!

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Please follow complete instructions mentioned in step 3.

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