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remove mandatory login at the lockscreen

  1. #1


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8

    remove mandatory login at the lockscreen


    I want to eliminate the password on the lock screen so my wife can get on the computer while I am out of the house. When I type "gpedit" in Run, I get the message, "Cannot find gpedit.msc. Make sure you typed the word correctly and try again."

    Is there a way to access Local Policy Group by using the Windows Explorer?

    I want to remove the mandatory login at the lockscreen. I don't need passwords on this computer.

    Thanks,

    Daniel
    Last edited by Brink; 19 Oct 2013 at 14:05. Reason: merged

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  2. #2


    Group policy is supported only in Professional and Enterprise editions of Windows 8.1. In the standard edition both gpedit.msc and the infrastructure necessary to support it does not exist. I am sure what you want can be done through the registry but I have no details. Modifying the registry directly is serious business.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by daniel2229 View Post
    I want to remove the mandatory login at the lockscreen. I don't need passwords on this computer.
    Thanks, Daniel
    You might look at these. Run > netplwiz

    Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

    I cant seem to remove password requirement on login

    How to login without entering a password? (Microsoft Account)
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  4. #4


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8


    Brink,

    Followed one of your tutorials and was able to get rid of the password at the Lockscreen.

    Thanks,

    Daniel
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  5. #5


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8


    Brink,

    Followed your power usage tutorial, but today the lock screen password is baaaaaaack!

    Daniel
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Daniel,

    Double check using the tutorial below and one in the yellow Tip box to make sure that password protection is disabled in each to see if that may help.

    Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  7. #7


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8


    I will check it out. As it stands now, the computer logs into the Lock Screen where I have to enter my password.

    Daniel
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  8. #8


    Posts : 3
    Win8.1

    Disable Lock Screen Fails to unlock in Win8.1


    I just upgraded to Win8.1 from Win8 last night. I have been experiencing the password prompt when the computer comes out of sleep mode. I want to eliminate this so others can use the PC in my household. I have tried every trick while searching Google and hours on the phone with HP. We have gone thru all the screens to diable password prompt without success. gpedit.msc does not work either. I get an error saying it does not exist. I have also modified the registry without success. Please help!
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  9. #9


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Daniel,

    Double check using the tutorial below and one in the yellow Tip box to make sure that password protection is disabled in each to see if that may help.

    Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Quote Originally Posted by daniel2229 View Post
    I will check it out. As it stands now, the computer logs into the Lock Screen where I have to enter my password.

    Daniel
    Be sure to also check the items listed in the yellow Tip box at the top of the tutorial to see if one may be causing this as well.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 3
    Win8.1


    I have tried all 4 options. Your screen examples match Win8, but not exactly Win8.1. I am still unable to disable password on screen wakeup. I have mine set to 1 minute for testing. Every time the screen blanks out, I wiggle my mouse on my HP Pavilion 23 All-in-One system and I am presented with this annoying screen lock screen in which I have to enter my system password. Please test this on a Win8.1 system and let me know. I did not have this problem in Win8. Thank you...
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