Five Ways to Disable Lock Screen in Windows 10

In a fresh installation of Windows 10, you are first taken to a lock screen that displays a pretty picture, the time, notifications from various apps and so on. You have to press a key or click a mouse button to reach the sign-in screen where you can enter your username and password to finally login to your Windows account.

For first few weeks, it looks nice but after a while people get tired of this useless extra step just to get to the sign-in screen. Fortunately there are more than one ways to disable the lockscreen in Windows 10:

Method 1: Using Registry Editor

  1. Press Win+R to open the Run dialog.
  2. In the Run dialog, type regedit and press Enter. This will launch the Registry Editor.
  3. In the Registry Editor, navigate to the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization
  4. Right-click on the right-side pane and select New → Dword (32-bit) Value.
  5. Give the newly create value name NoLockScreen and change its value to 1.Disable Windows 10 Lockscreen

Method 2: Using Group Policy Editor

  1. Press Win+R to open the Run dialog.
  2. In the Run dialog, type gpedit and press Enter. This will launch the Group Policy Editor.
  3. In the Group Policy Editor, select Computer Configuration → Administrative TemplatesControl PanelPersonalization.
  4. Double-click on Do not display the lock screen.
  5. Change its property status to Enabled and click OK to save the settings.Disable Windows 10 Lockscreen

Method 3: Using Registry Scripts

  1. Download to your PC.
  2. Extract the contents of the downloaded ZIP file to a folder.
  3. Right-click on disable-lockscreen-windows-10.reg and select Merge. You can also just double-click on it.
  4. Later if you want to enable the Lock Screen, you can use the other file enable-lockscreen-windows-10.reg in the similar manner.Disable Windows 10 Lockscreen

Method 4: Using PowerShell

  1. Press Win+X to open the power user menu and select Windows PowerShell (Admin) from this menu. Alternatively, you can open any folder and select File → Open Windows PowerShell → Open Windows PowerShell as administrator.
  2. In the PowerShell copy/paste the following:
    Set-Location HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization
    New-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization" -Name "NoLockScreen" -Value 1 -PropertyType Dword
    Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization" -Name "NoLockScreen" -Value 1
  3. If you want to re-enable Lock Screen, then you can change value from 1 to 0 using the same method.Disable Windows 10 Lockscreen

Method 5: Using a Windows Service

  1. Download Lockscreen disabler from
  2. Extract the contents of the downloaded ZIP file to a folder.Disable Windows 10 Lockscreen
  3. Right-click on install.bat and select Run as administrator from the context-menu. This will install a service in Windows that will monitor registry and keep changing the relevant values to disable lock screen.