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Cannot disable Lock Screen

  1. #1

    Cannot disable Lock Screen


    After opening the Run box I type in " gpedit.msc " as instructed elsewhere only for Windows to inform me that it cannot find gpedit.msc.
    I have a new Acer laptop with W8 already installed.
    Any help would be great.

    cslogg

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  2. #2


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    Hello cslogg, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Only the Windows 8 Pro and Enterprise editions have Group Policy included.

    You could use OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to disable the lock screen instead though.

    Lock Screen - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Thanks Shawn,that worked fine.
    Now I need to find out how to configure it so I do not have to type in a password each time.
    I have managed to do it so it not required at wake up but not on boot up.
    I tried "how to disable secure sign "in one of the tutorials but hat did not work.
    The "control alt+del option did no work for me.
    Unless I was looking at the wrong tutorial?

    cslogg
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    You're welcome.

    This may be what you are after.

    Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup
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  5. #5


    Well for the life of me I do not know where I have gone wrong.
    I followed instructions but am now left with a start screen telling me the password is wrong and try again.Typing in the password gets me into windows. Not quite what i am trying to achieve!!!!

    cslogg
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  6. #6


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    It sounds like you didn't type the correct password twice while setting up the auto sign in. Go through the process again to see if that may be the case.


    Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup
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  7. #7


    Thats done it Shawn,thanks
    cslogg
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  8. #8


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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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  9. #9


    why turn off it , It looks cool ! no hard feelings , and dont take it seriously
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  10. #10


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Franz,

    That's just what some folks prefer. To each their own I always say.
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