How to Disable the Lock Screen in Windows 10 Pro

Dave LeClair 25-08-2016

In the latest update for Windows 10 Pro Windows 10 Home vs. Pro: Do You Need to Upgrade? Windows 10 Pro offers more features than Home, but the upgrade also carries a $99 price tag. Let's see whether it's worth it. Read More , Microsoft has made a change that could be quite annoying to anyone working with a large amount of computers connected to a local network. It has made it so you can no longer disable the lock screen with a simple group policy 12 Ways Windows Group Policy Can Make Your PC Better The Windows Group Policy grants you advanced control over your system, without having to mess with the registry. We'll show you how to easily customize Windows in ways you didn't think were possible. Read More change.


In some offices, the lock screen Cool Things to Do with the Windows 10 Lock Screen The Windows 10 lock screen is more than a stylish display to cover the login screen. Let us show you everything it can do and how you can customize or disable it. Read More is completely necessary, as it prevents people from seeing anything on another person’s computer, which can be a major security risk. But for others, the lock screen is just a hindrance that makes logging in take longer.

Don’t worry, though, because there is a way to disable it, and it’s pretty easy to do.

  • Type Local Security Policy into the Windows search bar.
  • Click Software Restriction Policies.
  • Select Additional Rules. (If Additional Rules is missing, click Action, followed by New Software Restriction Policies.
  • Right-click an empty area in the right pane of the window.
  • Click New Path Rule.
  • For the path, paste the following: C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.LockApp_cw5n1h2txyewy
  • Set security level to Disallowed.
  • Click Ok.

Remember, this is for Windows 10 Pro users, as the other versions won’t have access to those features.

Did this method word for you to disable to the lock screen after the Windows 10 Anniversary Update? Have another method that’s been successful? Let us know in the comments!

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