Disable the Windows 8 / 10 lock screen

Are you also annoyed with the Windows lock screen? You know, the one you must swipe or click away before you can enter your login data. The one that doesn't even respond to shift anymore since Windows 10.

It can be disabled as follows:

  1. Open the Group Policy Editor. Either
    • press Win+R and run gpedit or, if you don't have gpedit.msc,
    • open the Microsoft Management Console by pressing Win+R and entering mmc. Go to File -> Add/Remove Snap-In, select the Group Policy Object Editor, press Add, Finish and OK. Expand the Local Computer Policy.
  2. Navigate to
    • Computer Configuration
    • Administrative Templates
    • Control Panel
    • Personalization,

    edit Do not display the lock screen and set it to Enabled.

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