How to: Enable a new Logon UI in Windows 10 Build 9926 (TP 2)
Originally planned for next week, Microsoft has released the latest Build version of Windows 10 already on Friday last week. Now with this major Build version, also called Technical Preview 2, there came some cool new feature like for example Cortana, the all new Action Center and the Continuum Mode. Microsoft seems to be experimenting already with some new UI Changes and Features which are already included in this Build but aren’t enabled yet.
One of these features is the Lock Screen which is also available with a new UI in this Build. The Lockscreen is one of the things which has not changed yet since the release of Windows 8.1, so it is even cooler to enable an already implemented new UI for the Lockscreen. Although there is probably a reason why Microsoft has not enabled this feature yet, so be carful with it. I have enabled it for my PC and didn’t have any problems with the change so far.
For this tutorial you need to change something in the Registry of Windows, so you should be aware of that you should be really careful what you change in the Registry otherwise it can brick your PC. However if you exactly follow the below shown steps it should work just fine, I didn’t have any problems with changing that.
- Open Registry:
The easiest way to open the registry in Windows 10 is to right click on the Start Button and choose run, there you have to enter ‘regedit’, it is also possible to start run by pressing Start+R.
- Navigate to TestHooks Folder:
Be sure to follow exactly this path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\TestHooks
Within this TestHooks Folder there should already be a DWORD file which is called Threshold, in order to enable the new Logon UI double click on it and change the value from 0 to 1.
- All Done:
Now simply Lock your PC and see the new Logon UI, pretty nice isn’t it, thought there hasn’t changed that much.
I hope you like your new Log On Screen, however if you want to change it back to the previous version once just change the value of the Threshold DWORD File back to 0 from 1 which disables this feature again. If you have any further questions or tips on this just drop me a comment below, thanks.