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How to disable the Windows10 (Home edition) (startup) lock screen on a pc or laptop.

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  • Open the registry editor by typing regedit in search box on the taskbar, and pressing Enter.
  • Navigate to the following registry key:
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization
  • If you do not see the Personalization key:
    • Right-click the Windows key, point to New, and create a key named Personalization.
  • Click on Personalization key
  • Right-click in the right pane and create a new DWORD (32bit) value named NoLockScreen
  • Click the NoLockScreen and change Value Data to 1.
  • Close regedit and you are done – you do not have to restart your computer.
  • To re-enable the lock screen in the future, either delete the NoLockScreen key or change it's value to 0.

How to disable the Windows10 (Pro edition) (startup) lock screen on a pc or laptop.

  • Open the Group Policy editor by typing gpedit in search box on the taskbar, and pressing Enter.
  • Double-click Administrative Templates.
  • Double-click Control Panel.
  • Double-Click Personalization.
  • Double-click Do not display the lock screen.
  • Click Enabled.
  • Click Apply.
  • Click OK.
  • Close Group Policy editor and you are done – you do not have to restart your computer.