With the launch of Windows 10, all of the remnants of Windows 8 have gone to the past. With the latest features and programs, it works on the same pattern like Windows 7.
The only remnant of Windows 8 you can see in Windows 10 is the Lock screen. When you log into Windows 10, you need to type a password on the Lock screen to get into the Windows.
If it is a multi-user PC, the situation becomes too irritating. Every time you login, you can’t proceed without entering the password on the Lock screen. Remember that we’re discussing here about Home screen lock not folder and files lock, if you’re finding a way to unlock folders, then let me explain here quickly, if you’ve used any tool to lock folder e.g folder lock by NewSoftwares then the same software can be used to unlock the folder, while if you’ve done it manually then check this tutorial to unlock it.
Don’t worry at all. You can remove the password that creates a hindrance in your way forward. Here is how to remove the password in Windows 10 Lock screen.
Method # 1: User Accounts Operation
You need to change the settings from the User Accounts properties to remove the password from Lock screen. Here is how to do so.
Press “Windows + R” keys to launch the “Run” dialogue box. Type “netplwiz” and press Enter to launch User Accounts window.
Here, you need to select the username you use to log in the Windows and uncheck the box for “Users must enter a username and password to use this computer” option. Click to “Apply” to save the changes.
Now a new window opens where you need to insert the password in “Password” and “Confirm Password” boxes. Click “OK” once it is done.
Now you will not see the lock screen password option when you log in next time. It will directly take you to the Windows. Happy now?
Method # 2: Disable LockApp folder
Another very easy method to remove the password from the lock screen is to disable its folder in C drive. Follow the steps below to perform this action.
Go to the “Windows Explorer” and select “C drive” from here.
Click “Windows” folder and scroll down the list to select “SystemApps” folder from here.
Now search for the folder “Microsoft.LockApp_cw5n1h2txyewy” in the list. See the screenshot below to understand well what I am trying to convey.
Right-click to it and select “Rename” option from the context menu. You do not need to change its name in fact. Just modify the extension “.bak” to disable it and press Enter.
Now you will not encounter any lock screen if your PC is in sleep or idle for some time.
However, when you boot up the PC for the very first time, you will see the lock screen only once. You do not need to add the password every time you make it active after sleep or hibernation.
Method # 3: Use Registry Editor to Disable Lock Screen
If you are an expert Windows user, you can use this method. If you do not have much knowledge about the Registry Editing, do not try this method at all. It will be risky for you.
Right-click the “Start” button to view its WinX menu. Select “Run” box from here. Type “regedit” and press Enter to move ahead.
In the Registry Editor window, click to expand “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE” and select “SOFTWARE” from here.
Now click “Policies” to expand it.
Here, you will see “Microsoft” folder. Click to expand it and select “Windows” folder.
While remaining in Windows folder, Go to the right pane. Right-click to an empty place and select the “New” option and “Key” from its contextual menu.
It will look like “New Key #1” in the right pane. Right-click to it and select “Rename” from the list. Assign it a name “Personalization” and press Enter.
Now double-click this folder to open it.
When you are in the “Personalization” folder, right-click to an empty place and select “New” and click “DWORD (32-bit) Value” and press Enter to save it in the right pane.
Now double-click to change its value. Its value is “0”, and you need to replace it with “1” and click “OK” to save the changes.
It is the permanent solution for your problem. Reboot the system to apply your preferences. Now you will not see the Lock screen password option whenever you boot up the system.