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 Post subject: Disable Windows 8.1 Splash Screen
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:33 pm 
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So, I'm embarrassed to ask, but can someone please tell me how to disable Windows 8.1 splash screen (the one you have to click before the password screen) on Windows 8.1 x64? I had absolutely no problem doing it on my desktop (8.1 Pro), but for the life of me I can't figure it out on my netbook...including trying to use Start8!

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you very much!


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 Post subject: Re: Disable Windows 8.1 Splash Screen
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:48 pm 
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http://blog.laptopmag.com/how-to-elimin ... ock-screen


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 Post subject: Re: Disable Windows 8.1 Splash Screen
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:10 pm 
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Thanks Latios, but that method doesn't work in base Windows 8 or 8.1. It only works in Pro.

Found a regedit that did it though! Thank you.


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 Post subject: Re: Disable Windows 8.1 Splash Screen
PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:45 am 
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Maggard wrote:
Found a regedit that did it though!


So you're not gonna tell us what it is?


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 Post subject: Re: Disable Windows 8.1 Splash Screen
PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:34 pm 
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If you do not have gpedit.msc (as is the case with Windows 8 Core), then run regedit instead. (WINKEY + R, then “regedit” and ENTER).

Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization.

You may have to create the final “Personalization” key. Just right click on “Windows” and select “New” and “Key”.

Create a new DWORD (32-bit) with the name NoLockScreen and set the value to 1.

Close regedit.


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 Post subject: Re: Disable Windows 8.1 Splash Screen
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:32 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Disable Windows 8.1 Splash Screen
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:46 pm 
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If there was one advantage I did find about the lock screen, it puts your screen to sleep after about 10 seconds.

Of course this only matters if you use a screen with a USB hub and you can't power off the screen because the USB hub goes with it.


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