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Launch 'GPEdit.msc to get rid of 'Lock Screen'?

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    Launch 'GPEdit.msc to get rid of 'Lock Screen'?


    How do I launch 'GPEdit.msc to get rid of the 'Lock Screen'. The advise I have is that if I can't get anywhere in the 'Search' box on the Start menu then I have to search for 'mmc' & then press 'Enter'. Can anyone explain this. I've put both terms in 'Search' on the Start menu & can't get any results.

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    RUN - gpedit


    There is a tutorial here in the forum about the lock screen somewhere.

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
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    If you are on standard Windows 8, you don't have gpedit.msc. This is only on Windows 8 pro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    If you are on standard Windows 8, you don't have gpedit.msc. This is only on Windows 8 pro.
    So if you have a Windows 8 Core (either Core, CoreSingleLanguage, or CoreMultiLanguage) the only method you can do to disable Lock Screen is using Option One in medab1's post.
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    Thanks guys, I should have mentioned I did already try 'Run' when the advice mentioned the word 'launch'. Yes, I do have the standard W8, so I guess I'll just forget all about it. But I do appreciate all the help that 'eight forums' members have given me. I'm sure I will have more questions until I get this new system figured out-if ever!
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    Do anybody ever noticed that you can instead of dragging the lock screen up you can press CTRL?
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