How to disable Lock Screen in Windows 8 RTM [Tutorial]


Windows 8 has got a Lock Screen which shows the status from your different apps as well as your network status along with time. But, if you like the fast boot to Start Screen of Windows 8 then, you can disable that lock screen.

Disabling the lock screen in Windows 8 is easy and just takes few seconds. This tutorial will guide you through the process of disabling Lock Screen in Windows 8.

Just follow the instructions below and you would be able to disable the lock screen easily.


  • First of all, go to Start Screen (Metro-UI) of Windows 8 and search for ‘run‘.

  • You would see the ‘Run‘ command in results. Press it.
  • Run command would open on desktop. Type the following in the run command



  • Press ‘Ok’.
  • Your ‘Local Group Policy Editor‘ would open. Here navigate to

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Personalization

  • In ‘Personalization‘, open up ‘Do not display the lock screen‘.

  • A pop-up window would open. Here select ‘Enabled‘ and press ‘Ok‘.

  • Now, your lock screen has been disabled. You can confirm it by going to ‘PC Settings‘ > ‘Personalize‘. Your Lock Screen Image tab would be disabled.
  • You would be showed a message that some settings on this page has been disabled by administrator.
  • That’s all.

You may visit our Tips & Tweaks section for more tips, tricks and tweaks about Windows 8.


Ahmad Wahid

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