Windows 8/Win 8


How do I disable the lock screen in Win 8.1?
Thank you!

Hi Joo!

You can't "disable" the Lock Screen, but you can limit when it shows.

The Lock Screen will always show:

- When you press WIN-L
- When you otherwise "lock" the screen or log off

The Lock Screen can be avoided:

- If your user has no password
- If you set your user to login automatically on startup or resume
- If you disable your screensaver/power options

Let me know if you have a specific invocation of the Lock Screen you are trying to avoid.

Good luck!

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