There are going to be times when such a feature may not be necessary and the simple logon screen is just enough. If this is what you want, you can then follow these steps to disable the Lock Screen in Windows 8 and have faster access to the logon screen.

  1. Use the +R to bring the Run command, type gpedit.msc and hit Enter. This will start the Local Group Policy Editor that is extremely useful to control many Windows settings.

  2. From the left pane, navigate through: Administrative Templates > Control Panel and select Personalization. In the right side you’ll have all the settings that you can control in this section.

  3. Choose “Do not display the lock screen” setting and double-click it.

  4. As you noticed, this policy setting controls if the lock screen in Windows 8 appears or not to all users. This is pretty similar to the Ctrl+ALT+Del feature in Windows. Check Enabled, then click Apply and OK.

And that is all there is to it. To test you can just use the +L keyboard shortcut to lock the screen and verify that it works. Then just enter your password to return to the desktop. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.