Disable Windows 10 Lock Screen

On my new Windows 10 Home Laptop (1803 64 bit), I've done everything to disable the lock screen, but it continues to come up after the laptop has been idle - I think for 30 minutes.  Even when plugged in - set to never sleep, never hibernate, no screen saver, screen powers off after 15 minutes.  Disabled lock screen in registry.  In power options there is NOT the usual option to not ask for a password when resuming, but again, I have it set to never sleep or hibernate when plugged in and it still happens.  Any ideas to make the lock screen NEVER come up?  Maybe it is a good security setting, but I understand the risks and don't want it!
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McKnifeCommented:
If I am not mistaken, in Win10, the lock screen comes up after the screen powers off. So please set the screen to power off: never and see if that is indeed the reason.
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pcservneAuthor Commented:
It appears you are correct.  Anyone know of a way to disable that behavior - so that you can have the screen power off without bringing up the lock screen?
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pcservneAuthor Commented:
Is that behavior specific to Win 10 Home?  I have Win 10 Pro & Win 10 Enterprise desktops and neither one display the lock screen after the screen powers off (then back on).
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I have two machines here (Desktop and Laptop) both Windows 10 Pro and the Lock Screen does not come up when the screen goes dark.

I have it set to never sleep or hibernate when plugged in and it still happens.

Update the BIOS, Chipset, Video and Power Management drivers. Restart and turn off Hibernate on battery (so completely off) and set Suspend on Battery to a long interval (2 hours) and then test again.
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pcservneAuthor Commented:
If it's that complicated, I'll just live with it, or see if anyone knows a simple fix.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Updating drivers is not hard. In 2018 BIOS must be updated (security threat) and so it is worth a try.  You can try just updating the Power Management driver

See if the manufacturer has a driver update utility. Many do. Download that, run it and it will update your drives. Restart and update Windows again.
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pcservneAuthor Commented:
Option 3 in this link solved it.

Win 10 Lock Screen Disable
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pcservneAuthor Commented:
See previous post - Option 3 in the link got rid of the lock screen.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thanks for sharing. That has not happen to any of our (client) Windows 10 machines in the last 3 years, so strange.
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pcservneAuthor Commented:
John,

I haven't had it happen to my Win 10 Pro or Enterprise desktops.  Are any of your clients running Home?  I'm thinking it's something specific to the Home version.  I have many clients' PCs as well running 10 Pro and have never seen this on any of them either.  I can't think of any other Win 10 Home installs I have access to to test on.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I never use Home so I cannot comment on that. Home seems always to me to be crippled.
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pcservneAuthor Commented:
I agree, but what can you expect for a $250 laptop?  I should upgrade it to Pro - I have plenty of licenses.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You have to pay for a Pro Upgrade. An ultra inexpensive consumer grade machine may not be worth saving.
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pcservneAuthor Commented:
I have several Pro and Enterprise licenses still available thru my Microsoft MAPS subscription I could use...
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You may need to reinstall to use these. I am not certain about Volume Licenses over top of OEM.
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