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I found this very useful, and thought I'd post the information here in case anyone else is interested.

All credit goes to Bogdan Popa for this:

The lock screen is one of the great additions to Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, coming with a modern design that can also hold quite a plethora of useful details, including the current time, date, network status, weather information, battery level and many others.

Although it’s pretty clear that the lock screen comes in handy to many users out there, Redmond has only implemented a limited number of configuration settings, so it could take a while until you actually manage to tweak it in such a way that it could easily match your ideas.

Basically, both Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 only let you change the lock screen wallpaper and pick the applications whose information is displayed, including mail, weather tools, calendars, or others.

The problem with the lock screen is that it can’t be disabled straight from Windows, so in case you want to get rid of it and get straight to the screen where you need to input the password for your account, you have basically two different options: you can either use a third-party app that can do that for you or go for some registry hacks supposed to disable the lock screen.

Today, we’re going to disable the lock screen manually by following a few simple steps which only require just a couple of minutes.

METHOD 1 -> Using the Registry Editor

First of all, go over to the Start screen, type “regedit” and hit the “Enter” button. Make sure you launch the Registry Editor with administrator privileges in order to be allowed to make changes to the registry.

Navigate to the following path:


Right click the Windows folder, hit the “New” option and pick the “Key” item. Call the new key “Personalization” and select it.

While the Personalization item is selected, right-click in the right side of the window and create a new DWORD (32-bit value) registry entry that’s called “NoLockScreen.” Double-click this newly-created entry and change the value from 0 to 1.

One you do all these changes, close the Registry Editor and reboot the computer. The modifications should come into effect without any additional steps.

Link to original website > http://m.softpedia.com/how-to-disable-the-lock-screen-in-windows-8-1-426958.html