Do not display the lock screen in Windows 8

Do not display the lock screen in Windows 8

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Post Summary: This post will show you how to set controls whether the lock screen appears for users in Windows 8. Open Local Group Policy Editor Press Win+R key combination to launch Run, type gpedit.msc and press Ente ... Read More >

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This post will show you how to set controls whether the lock screen appears for users in Windows 8.

Open Local Group Policy Editor

Press Win+R key combination to launch Run, type gpedit.msc and press Enter key. It'll open the Local Group Policy Editor.

gpedit.msc - Local Group Policy Editor

Expand the Personalization configuration item

Expand to the Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Personalization configuration item.

Do not display the lock screen

Change Do not display the lock screen configuration

In the right pane, double click Do not display the lock screen item.

Do not display the lock screen in Windows 8

Select the "Do not display the lock screen" dialog box.

Do not display the lock screen in Windows 8

If you enable this policy setting, users that are not required to press CTRL + ALT + DEL before signing in will see their selected tile after locking their PC.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, users that are not required to press CTRL + ALT + DEL before signing in will see a lock screen after locking their PC. They must dismiss the lock screen using touch, the keyboard, or by dragging it with the mouse.

Click "Enabled", then click Apply, and then click OK.

Force Group Policy Updates to take effect

Press Win+R key combination to launch Run, type gpupdate /force and press Enter key.

And now you have enable or disable "Do not display the lock screen" in Windows 8.