Each time you start your computer, or you resume from standby, the lockscreen appears. You must click or tap on a random keyboard key to proceed. The goal of this FAQ is to explain how to disable the lockscreen of Windows 8.1.
Via the Group policy editor:
This method can only be used if you are running Windows 8.1 pro Edition
- Log-in with an Administrator account.
- Press Windows + R to open the Run tab
- Type "gpedit.msc" and confirm by clicking on "OK".
- In the "Local Group Policy editor" and click "Computer Configuration" > "Administrative Templates" > "Control Panel" > "Customization".
- Select the "Do not show the lock screen" option and change the value from "Not Configured" to "Enabled".
- Click on Ok to validate.
Via the Registry:
- Press Windows + R to open the Run tab.
- Type "regedit" and confirm by clicking on "OK".
- Select HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Policies > Microsoft > Windows.
- Create a new DWORD 32-bit and name it as "NoLockScreen".
- Set its value to "1" , to disable the lockscreen.
- Set its value to "0" , to enable the lockscreen.
- Click on "OK" and close the registry.