Monday, March 26, 2012

How to disable the lock screen in Windows 8

If you've set a password for your user account in Windows 8, you'll be greeted by the Windows 8 lock screen by default. Logging in means sliding the lock screen up to reveal the login screen. It's pretty annoying especially on the desktop.

To disable it, you'll need to head over to the Local Group Policy editor. Just search for gpedit.msc from the Metro UI, or Win+R then run gpedit.msc.

Look under Computer Configuration>Administrative Templates>Control Panel>Personalization for the option "Do not display the lock screen" and set it to enabled.

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