Disable Screenlock – Windows 10 | Fix Overwatch Aimbots

You might be wondering why you would want to Disable Screenlock, and how it relates to games. Well it won't relate to all games, but it certainly relates to Blizzard's Overwatch, and perhaps more games in the future.

Overwatch Gamer's Guide

Disable Screenlock

How it affects, is in the use of external cheats specifically those which take screenshots periodically or search for pixels. This is most common in Aimbots. By causing a screenlock, games are able to prevent you from being able to have a macro such as AutoHotKey, AutoIt, or another from accessing the game screen. Additionally, once the Disable Screenlock measures are in place, it can cause the external macros to simply show black screens. However, there is nothing wrong with that, as once it's going it will still work and some, you can use hot keys to enable or disable functions.

Now I have been reading several different methods, and some of them are as simple as using 2 monitors, or running Overwatch in a Windows 7 Virtual box. However they may or may not work, and you may or may not have the resources to do that. There is however an alternative which is much more effective, and takes very little to setup.

So there are 2 methods, both of them are for Windows 10. Future Windows versions might differ, but should be fairly simple to convert to work. You are going to use either regedit in Windows 10, or gpedit in Win 10 Pro.


WARNING: Before using either the Win 10 version or the Win 10 Pro version to Disable Screenlock, make a backup of the files you will be editing. 


Disable Screenlock Windows 10

  1. Right-click the Start button.
  2. Click Search.
  3. Type regedit and hit Enter on your keyboard.
  4. Double-click HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.

    Disable Screenlock

  5. Double-click SOFTWARE.
  6. Double-click Policies.
    Disable Screenlock - Policies
  7. Double-click Microsoft.
  8. Right-click Windows.
  9. Click New.
  10. Click Key.
    Disable Screenlock-key
  11. Type Personalization and hit Enter on your keyboard.
  12. Right-click the Personalization key you just created.Click New.
  13. Click DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  14. Type NoLockScreen and hit Enter on your keyboard.
  15. Double-click the NoLockScreen DWORD you just created.
  16. Type 1 in the Value data field.
  17. Click OK.

To re-enable the lock screen, change the DWORD value back to 0.

Disable Screenlock Windows 10 Pro

If you're running a Pro edition (including Enterprise and Education) of Windows 10 Creators Update, you can use the Group Policy editor to remove the lock screen.

  1. Right-click the Start button.
  2. Click Search.
  3. Type gpedit and hit Enter on your keyboard.
  4. Double-click Administrative Templates.
    Disable-screenlock GPEdit
  5. Double-click Control Panel.
  6. Click Personalization.
  7. Double-click Do not display the lock screen.
    Disable lockscreen enable
  8. Click Enabled.
  9. Click Apply.
  10. Click OK.

Disable Screenlock Comparability Mode

Now that you have disabled Screen Lock, there is one final step to making it work so that your external cheat/aimbot will work. You need to enable compatibility for Windows 7.

  1. Go to Overwatch folder and find Overwatch.exe
  2. Right-Click it and go to Properties.
  3. Go to Compatibility tab
  4. Then set it to Windows 7 Compatibility Mode
    • My Windows is in Portuguese but you should be able to tell from the image below.
      Disable Screenlock - Compatibility
  5. Run the game on Fullscreen and screenlock is now gone.
    • The black screen will not begone but if you use a aimbot you will notice that your hack/script will still send mouse_event even with black screen so don't worry about it. Works great with the old Korean AHK btw.

NOW... try one of the Overwatch Aimbot's which comes with source and see if they work for you now that you have managed to Disable Screenlock on Windows 10.

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