On the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro users are not longer allow to change the Lock screen settings through Group Policy or registry as it was possible before. However, despite the new restrictions, you can still prevent the Locks screen from showing up with a new registry and Task Scheduler trick, which first appeared on Quarter of three forums. In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to disable the Lock screen on the Anniversary Update of Windows 10 (version 1607).

How to disable the Lock screen on Windows 10 Anniversary Update

The only caveat with this workaround is that it will only work after you sign-in, lock, sign-out of your PC. You’ll still be able to see the Lock screen during reboot.

Once your computer reboots, Windows 10 should have skipped the Lock screen, and you should now see the sign-in screen instead. Remember that by disabling/removing the Lock screen, you won’t be able to access Cortana about the Lock screen, and it’ll prevent you seeing app notifications and important information before you sign in to your account. Were you able to disable the Lock screen on Windows 10 version 1607? Tell us in the comments below. 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.