On of the more annoying new features in Windows 8 on a desktop of laptop is the Lock Screen. Yes, it’s just a flick of the middle scroll wheel on the mouse, but it’s an extra step nonetheless. Here’s how to disable it.
Log in to Windows and at the Metro Start screen Type: gpedit.msc. Then click the gpedit.msc icon or hit Enter.
Local Group Policy Editor opens on the Desktop. In the left panel navigate to Computer Configuration >> Administrative Templates >> Control Panel >> Personalization. Then under Setting in the right, double click on Do Not Display the Lock Screen.
Now change Not Configured to Enabled and click OK.
The next time you restart or log off, you won’t need to deal with the pesky Lock screen.