It is always important to keep our Windows 8 PC as secure as possible. And Secure sign-in is an additional security layer for your systems protecting the system from programs that mimic a sign-in to retrieve password information. Here, I will show you how to disable requiring all users to have to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete on the lock screen before signing in to Windows 8.
Method 1: Using User Accounts
This is the easiest way to enable/disable secure logon feature in Windows 8.1/8.
1. Press the Windows Key + R to open the Run dialog box. When it opens, type netplwiz, and click on OK. Select the ‘Advanced’ tab.
2. To enable Secure Sign-in, check the box that says “Requires users to press Ctrl + Alt +Delete” and click “OK”.
3. To disable Secure Sign-in, uncheck the box that says “Requires users to press Ctrl + Alt +Delete” and click “OK”.
Method 2: Using Local Security Policy
You can also enable/disable the secure logon feature of Windows 8 through Group Policy Editor.
1. Press Windows+R to open the Run dialog, type secpol.msc, and click on OK.
2. In the left pane, expand Local Policies, and click on Security Options.
3. In the right pane, right click on Interactive Logon: Do not required CTRL+ALT+DEL and click on Properties.
4. To enable Secure Sign-in, select Disable and click on OK.
5. To disable Secure Sign-in, select Enable and click on OK.
Method 3: Using Registry Editor
Windows Registry also allows you to enable or disable the secure logon feature of Windows 8.
1. Press Windows+R to open the Run dialog, type regedit, and click on OK.
2. Go to the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
3. Locate “DisableCAD” on the right hand side, double click it to open and change the value to 0 to enable the secure sequence.
Following tips in this article, you can easily enable or disable the secure logon feature of Windows 8/8.1. And for more Windows 8 tips, click here.