How to Disable Lock Screen Windows 10 Password

I have posted Windows 8.1 disable lock screen video several months ago, and in today tutorial, I will show you how to disable lock screen Windows 10 password prompt, basically the password screen that prompts you to enter password before you can view your desktop.

If you are now still on Win 8.1, and want to upgrade to Win 10, check out my previous upgrading Win 8.1 to Win 10 tutorial on this post.

Disable Lock Screen Windows 10 Password Video

My son who is actually the one who uses MSI gaming laptop with Win 10 daily, asked me this, and I found, that the method is not different, but I want to be updated, so here are the steps. However, this time, we won’t be bothered with the charms bar 🙂

1. Right click your Windows start icon in left bottom your right, and choose, “Run“. Alternatively, you can use keyboard shortcuts, Windows key on your keyboard and “R” keys (Win+R).

Right click your Start icon to get Run
Right click your Start icon

2. In Run dialog box, type, netplwiz, click “OK” button.

Netplwiz on Run with Windows 10
Type, Netplwiz on Run

3. “User Accounts” dialog box pops up, select your username, in this case, I choose mine, “Kimi”.

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4. While your username is selected, check off the options that says, “Users must enter a username and password to use this computer”.

Select your username, and tick off the box, Apply, and OK
Select your username, and tick off the box, Apply, and OK

Click Apply button, you will be asked to enter your computer password twice, click OK after typing your passwords, and then click “OK” button.

The steps above, are only to disable lock screen Windows 10 password before computer set to “sleep” mode.

However, after wake up from sleeping mode, you will still be prompted to enter your password. The steps below will disable lock screen after sleeping.

Disable Lock Screen Windows 10 Password Prompt after Wake Up

1. Go to your Control Panel, right click your start menu icon, and select, “Control Panel“.

Control Panel on Windows 10
Right click Start icon, – Control Panel

2. In Control Panel, switch the “view by” option from “Category” to “Large Icons“.

Switch from Category to "Large Icons"
Switch from Category to “Large Icons”

You will see, “Power Options” icon, click on that icon.

Power Options on Windows 10 icon
Power Options on Windows 10 icon

3. Then, on the left side, you will see link that says, “Require a password on wake-up“. Click on this link.

Require a password on wake-up option
On the left side, look for this link

4. Here, click the link that says, “Change settings that are currently unavailable“.

Change settings that are currently unavailable link
Click on this blue link

5. Under, “Password protection on wake-up”, check on the, “Don’t require a password” check box.

Don't require a password check box option
Check this box to disable lock screen Windows 10 password after sleep

6. Click, “Save Changes“.

Close dialog box, and test it, make your PC sleeps, and after wake up, see if it works.

Beware, that now, after your computer wakes up from sleep, anyone can access your personal computer, because you just did disable lock screen Windows 10 password after sleeping mode too.

If these simple methods are not the one that you are looking for, you might check this complete tutorial about registry to help disabling Windows 10 lockscreen.

As I am not a fan of changing registry, to disable lock screen Windows 10 password prompt, I would prefer these two methods above, share your opinions!

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