Windows 8/Win 8

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

Answer
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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I can answer nearly all questions about Windows 8 - installation, upgrade, virtualization (Hyper-V, etc.), configuration, how to get the most out of it, how to buy it, etc. I won't pretend to know it all - nobody can - if I don't know, I will try and find the answer. If I can't find it, I'll tell you.

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I worked as an analyst in Dell server support for 2 years, and have since worked with many Dell PowerEdge servers. I am currently employed as IT Manager. I have been using Windows 8 since the early Developer Preview days and use it on all of my primary PC's for a number of activities.

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I have a BS in Computer Science and have earned the following certifications: CompTIA Security+, A+, Project+; CIW Web Design, Database Specialist; Microsoft Windows 7; Dell DCSE Server. I am also an expert in Windows 7, Servers, and Hard Drives (I don't normally do XP - not because I don't know it inside and out, but because I have "retired" personal support for XP, and I want to see it die :)).

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