LockScreenGone – an app to disable Lock Screen in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Windows 10 comes with a Lock Screen feature in addition to the Logon screen where you type the password. It is an additional screen which is displayed with a fancy background and some useful information like clock and date. It appears before you can pick a user account to sign in. When you lock your computer, again you will see the Lock screen. Microsoft removed the ability to disable the Lock Screen in Windows 10 Anniversary for Pro and Home users. Here is a freeware tool which will allow you to disable the Lock Screen feature in Windows 10 Anniversary Update version 1607.

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update comes with an updated Group Policy which locks certain options to Enterprise and Education editions only. This includes the ability to disable the Lock screen. There are a number of solutions already available to disable the Lock screen in Windows 10 Anniversary Update, for example, see this:

Disable Lock Screen in Windows 10 Anniversary Update version 1607

However, if it doesn't work for you as expected, you can try LockScreenGone, a small freeware app which modifies one of the system files in Windows 10 to keep the Lock screen disabled.

Disable Lock Screen in Windows 10 Anniversary Update with LockScreenGone

  1. Download the app using the following link:
    Download LockScreenGone
  2. Extract all the files from the ZIP archive to any folder you want. You will get the following files:extracted-files
  3. Double click the Install.cmd file to apply the patch.It will modify the file "LogonController.dll" in your c:\windows\system32 folder. The original file will be backed up, so you can restore it if something goes wrong or if you decide to rollback the change.Note: you can run the Install.cmd file once again to undo the patch.
  4. Restart Windows 10 and you are done!

Before:

Windows 10 lockscreen default

After:Windows 10 Anniversary Update sign out no lock screen

For future updates, the author of the patch suggests that you delete the backup file manually in order to run the cmd file again.

That's it. The author of the patch is "dobbelina". You can contact the author at the following thread at MDL Forums.

Note that in an OS like Windows 10 which keeps constantly evolving, Microsoft can make the patch invalid any time if the LogonController.dll file gets updated. So the Lock screen will return if the original file gets restored by an update.

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19 thoughts on “LockScreenGone – an app to disable Lock Screen in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

  1. David H Johnson

    Nice! I think I will delete the beautiful picture so I can have a plain green background! LOL

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Haha. I got you.
      But it is me and my preferences.
      See: Change sign-in screen background image in Windows 10
      Nothing prevent you from having those beautiful images instead of the ‘green background’, as you called it.
      The trick is for people who would like to avoid additional clicks, that’s it.

      Reply
  2. techie

    Congratulations for all your phantastic work. And thank you much for letting me use your knowledge.
    If only this painful lockscreen would disappear! I have tried all your suggestions, but everytime I turn on my computer, it shows up. A real pain i t a.

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  3. shamu726

    Also “LockScreen Disabler” by AlphaWaves at MDL (bottom of 1st post):
    https://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/63920-Windows-10-Login-Changer

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    1. Techland

      If you link to sources that require registration then you should say so in your post. Useless for me!

      Reply
  4. Jonas B.

    Finally! It works perfectly for me. Thanks Sergey!

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Thanks to the author too :)

      Reply
      1. Jonas B.

        True! :-)

        Reply
  5. Bora Mustafa

    YESSS! worked great
    18/10/16

    Reply
  6. Bill

    Now broken with update KB3201845 WinVer (OS Build 14393.479

    It changed the MD5 hash on LogonController.dll

    Please update! This is a simple and elegant fix to a very annoying problem for those users who choose not to use the lock screen.

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    1. Bill

      My bad. I was using an old version. V3 works just fine!

      Reply
      1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

        Great

        Reply
  7. Bill

    Now broken with update KB3201845 (OS Build 14393.693

    It changed the MD5 hash on LogonController.dll and now even v3 does not work.

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    1. Bill

      Oops. KB3213986

      Reply
    2. Bill

      Oops. I meant KB3213986

      Reply
  8. Bill

    Thanks again! V4 works fine!

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  9. Bill

    All good now with v4. Thanks SO much!!

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Great!

      Reply
  10. Bill

    Any work on the new update V1703 OS Build 15063.11? Premature, I know, but LogonController_Patchv6.zip does not work on this version.

    Thanks in advance

    Reply

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