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Cannot disable lockscreen in 8.1

  1. #1


    trucking USA (except CA)
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    windows 7 HP 64 bit 8.! on horizon

    Cannot disable lockscreen in 8.1


    I did install gpedit.msc as it is required in ALL the instructions I found on Internet.

    They all say to use gpedit.msc, then navigate to:
    Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Control Panel -> Personalization

    BUT, Control Panel does not appear under Administrative Templates.

    and if I try the registry method of going to:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization

    Personalization does not appear under Windows




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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Steve,

    If your Windows edition doesn't include gpedit.msc by default, then manually adding it will usually not work. Only the Pro and Enterprise editions include gpedit.msc.

    If you like, you should be able to use the .reg files in OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to make this easy to set. Be sure to see if the red warning box at the top of the tutorial applies to you.

    Lock Screen - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
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Cannot disable lockscreen in 8.1
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