Windows 8 has a unique lock screen. It will show you notifications like new email on it and other updates that it thinks is important. It also has a fancy background which sometimes feels like it disguises where you can log in. What if you just want to get right to work and bypass this Windows 8 splash screen that shows a background image your profile? No prob, here’s some Windows 8 support tips for you:
- Go to Start->type gpedit.msc and Enter.
- In the Local Group Policy Editor, go to Computer Configuration->Administrative Templates->Control Panel->Personalization
- Select “Do not display the lock screen,” and select Enabled and OK.
When doing this, your login screen will like like previous versions. So, if you want to feel like a Windows 7 support user or Windows XP service user, then this 3-step process is for you to bypass your Windows 8 lock screen for the plain Jane one.