Removing inconvenient lock screen

The lock screen on Windows 10 can be a pain to deal with, particularly if you don't have a touchscreen to swipe it away. Windows Hello makes things a little easier, but only if you have a computer that can run the authentication system and has the necessary hardware.

Fortunately, Microsoft has found the solution to the lock screen problem, though it's a complicated one that you shouldn't try if you're not comfortable tinkering with the Registry. It's important to note that making a mistake here can result in serious problems, so if you're a computer newbie, you should probably avoid this one.

To begin, go to the search/Cortana box (next to the Start menu) and type in “Regedit” in the search box.

The Registry Editor will be launched as a result of this. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\MicrosoftWindows, select the Personalisation key, and then New, followed by DWORD (32-bit) Value.

In the right-hand pane, select New Value #1 and rename it to the following:

NoLockScreen is a feature that prevents the screen from being locked.

Double-click it now, and set the value data to 1 before clicking OK.

It's a bit of a process, but after a reboot, you should be able to bypass the lock screen automatically.

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