2 Ways to Turn off or Disable Lock Screen in Windows 11

July 1, 2022 updated by Admin Leave a reply »

How can I disable the lock screen so I can access the sign-in screen directly? If you’re the only person who uses your computer, there is no point in having the lock screen. In this tutorial we’ll show you 2 methods to disable or turn off the lock screen in Windows 11.

Method 1: Turn off or Disable Lock Screen Using Group Policy

  1. Open Local Group Policy Editor and drill down to: Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Control Panel -> Personalization​. In the right pane, locate and double-click the “Do not display the lock screen” policy.

  2. Choose the Enabled option. Click Apply and then OK.

  3. Close Local Group Policy Editor. When you press the Windows key + L keyboard shortcut to lock your computer, it will display the sign-in screen instead of the lock screen.

Method 2: Turn off or Disable Lock Screen Using Registry Editor

  1. Open Registry Editor and use the left-hand side to navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows. Right-click the Windows key and select New -> Key.

  2. Name the new key Personalization and then select it. On the right side, right-click the blank area and choose New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value.

  3. Name the new DWORD NoLockScreen, and then double-click it and change its value data to 1.

  4. Close Registry Editor. No matter which method you use to lock your Windows, it will no longer display the lock screen and you’ll see the login screen instead.

That’s it!