A couple of days back, we covered the method to bypass Android lock screen in case you forget your pass code. There are other reasons, however, that might force users to disable their device’s lock screen for good. Especially on a personal computer (or laptop), you might feel confident enough about the privacy that a lock screen can seem redundant. It has been possible to disable the lock screen of your computer since early versions of Microsoft operating systems. Following this tradition, you can also make Windows 10 lock screen vanish, and boot directly to desktop. The option to do so is not located in a very obvious location, so you will need to do some digging to get there.
The method to turn the Windows 10 lock screen off is not unique to the latest OS update. It has been around since Windows XP, but it is good to note that it still works with Windows 10. Here is what needs to be done.
Disabling Windows 10 Lock Screen
- You don’t have to tinker with the registry to disable the Windows 10 lock screen. The option is built-in, but the trick lies in accessing it. To begin, open the Run command prompt. This can be done by simultaneously pressing the Windows key and R. You can also access Run from the Search option in the OS.
- Once in Run, type the following command and press Enter;
An alternative command at this step can also be ‘control userpasswords2’
- Whichever route you go, you will see a list of all user accounts configured on your machine. Highlight the target account by clicking it once.
- Look at the top of the dialog box, and you should see a check-box labeled ‘Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer’. Uncheck this option.
- Hit the apply button at the bottom of the box.
- For security purposes, you will need to enter your account’s login password one last time.
Once you have hit the ‘OK’ button after step 6, the Windows 10 lock screen should not appear the next time you boot your computer. The method offers a trade-off between security and convenience, but at least now the choice is yours.