How to Disable the Lock Screen in Windows 8.1

You can Disable the Lock Screen In Windows 8.1 through Group Policy Editor. A Screen Just before login screen which is show Information known as Lock Screen. Its Show Current Time and date on your Lock Screen. After Click on it you will Login Screen where you will have to Put Password to login. You can set your own Custom Image and also create slide show as a Lock Screen. Its First time came in Windows Desktop.  

Disable the Lock Screen in Windows 8.1


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1.  First of Login on your Windows 8.1 PC with Administrator user. 

2. Now Press Windows Key + R from Keyboard. Type GPEDIT.MSC  on Run Command Dialog Box and then Press Enter.

Disable the Lock Screen in Windows 8.1


3.  Now you will see Local Group Policy Editor Windows has been open. You will have to Navigate Below steps.

Computer Configuration => Administrative Template => Control Panel 

After Navigate above key Click on Personalization under Control Panel. Now on the Right-pane Double Click on Do not display the lock screen.


Right-Click on Do not display the lock screen then Click on Edit .

Disable the Lock Screen in Windows 8.1


4. Now Select Enable radio button and then Click on Apply then OK. 

Disable the Lock Screen in Windows 8.1


Now Close Group Local Policy Editor Windows. Restart your PC for Apply settings which you have done.

After Restart your Windows 8 PC then It will skip Lock Screen and direct show Login Screen instead of Lock Screen. 

Enable Lock Screen In Windows 8


To Re-enable Lock Screen Follow above steps from 1 to 3. Then Select Not Configured instead of Enabled. Restart your PC then you will see your lock screen before Login Screen.

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