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How to disable Windows 8 lock screen – Windows 8 help nyc – NYC Windows 8 support – Easiest way to disable Windows 8 lock screen

NYC Windows 8 lock screen fixWindows 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:

  1. Go to Start->type gpedit.msc and Enter.Windows 8 help login screen
  2. In the Local Group Policy Editor, go to Computer Configuration->Administrative Templates->Control Panel->Personalization
  3. 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.

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