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How To Disable Lock Screen in Windows 8

Time is important, and for others, it's simply just being impatient. Having your computer start up as quickly as possible is usually a plus for anyone. If you have Windows 8, the start up times have drastically improved compared to older systems, Win7, WinXP. You want to speed up things ever faster, just disable the lock screen.

The lock screen is a nice little addition, but not necessary for PC users. It's just a cover for the login screen that tells you the time, weather, and date. To get to the login screen, you can drag it up and away, hit escape, or click on it. To get rid of it completely, follow these quick guide.

Step 1: Open Run
You will need to launch the Local Group Policy Editor. To do this, hit the Windows Key and R to open up the all-too-familiar Run program. 

Step 2: Open Local Group Policy Editor
Type gpedit.msc and then click OK. This will now open up the Local Group Policy Editor.

Step 3: Open Personalization
From the screen shown above, click on Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Control Panel -> Personalization.

Step 4: Lock Screen Settings
You will see the option Do not display the lock screen. Double-click on this and the window below will pop up.

Step 5: Enable "Do Not Lock"
The Do not display lock screen is currently not configured, so make sure to select Enabled and press OK.

Not sure yet? Follow the steps from this video guide.

Double Check  To ensure you have done everything correctly, go back to the Local Group Policy Editor -> Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Control Panel -> Personalization, and make sure that it shows Do not display lock screen is Enable.

 Now, your Lock Screen should no longer come up. Share to your friends!


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