One of the features that came with Windows 10 was a new lock screen, similar to that of smartphones, which showed an image along with the time and the most important notifications of our Windows so that, before entering the password of our account to log in, we would have to swipe it up or click on it to pass said lock screen. This, although it is comfortable to use and beautiful for smartphones and tablets, in the case of a computer it is quite annoying and useless, so many Windows 10 users, through a simple registry modification, decided to deactivate it and directly show the screen of Login.
With the arrival of Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft has disabled the registry hack preventing users from being able to keep their computers without the lock screen. Luckily, although the registry hack has stopped working, it is still possible to disable this feature in Windows 10 Pro Anniversary Update using the Security Policies operating system.
Although Microsoft has blocked some directives by default, such as disabling the lock screen and removing promoted apps like Candy Crush, users always find a way to get away with it.
How to disable the lock screen in Windows 10 Pro Anniversary Update
The first thing we must do is search Cortana «Local security policies»And run that tool. We will see a window similar to the following.
From here we will access «Software Restriction Policies> Additional Rules«.
Next, we right-click on the right part of the window and choose the option «New path rule«. A window will open where we must configure the following elements:
- Path: C: WindowsSystemAppsMicrosoft.LockApp_cw5n1h2txyewy
- Security level: Not allowed.
- Description: Disable Windows 10 lock screen.
We apply the rule and that’s it. As of now, the Windows 10 Pro Anniversary Update lock screen has been disabled, directly viewing our login screen. If we do not want to see this screen, we must also deactivate the Windows PIN.
Because users of the “Home” version do not have access to the Security Policies of the operating system, this trick is only valid for the “Pro” version of Windows 10. Today’s Home version users have no way to disable this feature.