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Disable Windows 8 Lock Screen

If you have ever wanted to get rid of some of the new clunky windows features and get back to the simpler is better concept, you can remove the windows 8 lock screen. Here is how.

To remove the lock screen entirely, so that locking is just a plain password prompt — and booting up goes straight to the same password prompt — just follow these very simple steps.

  1. Hit the Start key, type gpedit.msc, and press Enter. This will open the Local Group Policy Editor.
  2. Navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Personalization
  3. Double click “Do not display the lock screen,” and select Enabled from the dialog that pops up. Click OK.

These changes that you have made should immediately take effect. Go ahead and log out or lock your computer and check it out.