Disable Windows 10 lockscreen via registry

Most Windows 10 users know the Windows 10 lockscreen (or also known as the lock screen). This lockscreen precedes the Windows login and usually shows the current date and time. After pressing a key, the actual Windows 10 login screen or the login mask appears.

Many users find this lockscreen superfluous and want to remove or deactivate it . We would like to show you here how you can deactivate the Windows 10 lockscreen with a registry change. Here is an example of a Windows 10 lock screen.

Windows 10 lockscreen

Deactivate lockscreen via registry.

To switch off the lockscreen, you must first open the Windows registry editor. The easiest way to do this is to press the following key combination.

In the ” Execute ” dialog box that then appears, you must then call up the ” regedit ” program . The following key must then be called up in the Windows Registry Editor.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Software Policies Microsoft Windows Personalization

Below we have shown you the complete registry area.


If you don’t have the ” Personalization ” key, you just have to put it on. The following registry value must then be created under this key.


This ” NoLockScreen ” value can now hold the following 2 values:

0 = Windows 10 lockscreen is activated and is displayed
1 = Windows 10 lockscreen is deactivated

By setting this new value to “1” , you turn off the Windows 10 lock screen . However, the changes only become active when you restart Windows. You can reactivate the Windows lock screen at any time by simply assigning the value a ” 0 ” or simply deleting the value ” NoLockScreen “.

To configure the Windows 10 lock screen using Group Policy, you will find all the information you need in our entry ” Disable lock screen using GPO on Windows 10 “.

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