Disable the lock screen in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Lock screen appears when you resume computer from standby in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Here is the tip how to disable it. Note: You must use administrator account.

First method – changing group policy editor (only Windows 8.1 Pro and Enterprise):

  • Press “Windows” + “R” keys to open the Run window.
  • Now type “gpedit.msc” and click “OK“.
  • In the “Local Group Policy editor” click “Computer Configuration” > “Administrative Templates” > “Control Panel” > “Customization“.
  • Select “Do not show the lock screen” option and change from “Not Configured” to “Enabled“.
  • Click “OK“.

Second method – editing registry:

  • Press “Windows” + “R” keys to open the Run window.
  • Now type “regedit” and click “OK“.
  • Select “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE” > “SOFTWARE” > “Policies” > “Microsoft” > “Windows“.
  • Create a new “DWORD (32-bit) Value” and name it as “NoLockScreen” with value “1” to disable lock screen (you may enable it again by deleting “NoLockScreen” entry) .
  • Click “OK“, now you can close the registry window.


Now you shouldn’t see lock screen anymore after computer wake up.

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