Monday, January 26, 2015

How to enable the new lock screen / clock / calendar for Windows 10 Technical preview

Clock and Calendar

To enable the new clock and the new calendar-app open regedit and navigate to the following key:



HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell

Once you have arrived - create a new key with rightclick, "new" and create a new DWORD 32 bit value and name it "UseWin32TrayClockExperience" and  the new clock app will be enabled in the task bar.








New lock-screen

You can also enable the new lock-screen with a registry tweak.
Navigate to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\
LogonUI\TestHooks

using regedit.

Now execute a double-click on "Threshold" and change the value to 1 (instead of 0).
Once you lock the pc or log out you will ne able to experience the new lock-screen.

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