Disable Lock Screen on Windows

Here is how you can Disable Lock Screen and Log in Straight to Desktop

Windows is a general-purpose operating system, which means that you can tweak it and change it according to your exact needs. Windows machines are everywhere from offices to schools to libraries and almost everywhere you can imagine a PC can be. Some places even use them as customer-facing machines to allow the customer to make reservations/appointments, find more information, etc. For such machines, the ever-present lock screen in Windows can be a hindrance.

By default, when you turn on a PC, Windows shows you a number of screens before it takes you to the desktop, including the lock screen. A security feature, it can also be a hindrance if you want the PC to just go straight to the desktop without any manual intervention.

Fortunately, there is a way you can disable the lock screen so when you turn on your PC, it will log in to a user automatically. Here is how you can do it,

Disable Lock Screen

  1. Open the Settings app (Start + I).
  2. Click on Accounts.
  3. From the left pane, select Sign-In Options.
  4. Under Require sign-in, click on the dropbox and select Never.