Windows 10: Exiting lockscreen without password?

Discus and support Exiting lockscreen without password? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have a laptop with Windows 10 Home v1803, I'm the only user and the laptop is always at home. I already know that with netplwiz you can skip password... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by AlphaUMi, Aug 31, 2018.

  1. AlphaUMi Win User

    Exiting lockscreen without password?


    I have a laptop with Windows 10 Home v1803, I'm the only user and the laptop is always at home. I already know that with netplwiz you can skip password request at boot or login, and in fact so I did. But I'm asking a different question - about the lockscreen feature.

    If, for whatever reason, I would like use the lockscreen, Windows ask me for my password on exiting the lockscreen. Would it be possible to skip password request upon exiting the lockscreen and returning directly to the desktop?

    I suspect the answer is no... but I'm asking here anyway, in the hope that I'm wrong.

    P.S.: with Android you can do this very easily - just do not set a password, or a pin, for the lockscreen and you're fine - although you have a password for your account, the are different. What if I had a smartphone or a tablet with Windows 10?

    Thanks in advance,
    .

    :)
     
    AlphaUMi, Aug 31, 2018
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  2. Edwin Win User

    Lockscreen without password


    Correct. I switched to a local account with no password.

    The only other thing I can suggest is, create a photo screensaver with your desired image, then turn off screensaver settings. Then, navigate to "C:\Windows\System32\PhotoScreensaver.scr" and create a shortcut to the 'PhotoScreensaver.scr' file and pin it to your taskbar or quick launch and click it to engage:


    Exiting lockscreen without password? [​IMG]


    EDIT: Mind you, it won't be the Lock Screen with the date and time on it though! *Wink
     
    Edwin, Aug 31, 2018
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  3. AlphaUMi Win User
    Lockscreen without password


    Thank you again Edwin, I've tried what you suggested. But the only thing that happens is that the display turns off. The lockscreen isn't affected at all. I can lock the computer on demand with Win+L key if I want, but the issue remains: Windows asks me for the password.

    Smartphones with Android, that are more at risk of theft or security issues allow you to disable password if you want to. But this is a home computer. I begin to think Microsoft took the definition of "lockscreen" in the strongest way.

    EDIT: I do not have a "Sign in" button. I have a text field for password insertion. Maybe you do not have set up a password at all?
     
    AlphaUMi, Aug 31, 2018
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  4. RobertJacobson1538 Win User

    Exiting lockscreen without password?

    Lockscreen password

    The screen is locked and I am unable to access anything except the lockscreen. I am writing this from a different computer. Any suggestions?
     
    RobertJacobson1538, Aug 31, 2018
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