I made it so that I don't need to enter a password to login to my computer. My Microsoft account is the only one used on it, and I live alone, so entering my password every time I want to turn the computer on is a pain to not much of a use.
However, when I upgraded to Windows 8, I was really looking forward to the new lock screen. Seeing upcoming events, new emails and such, obvious and huge on the screen when I get back after being away from the computer for a while, to me, is pretty awesome, since I tend to forget things. A good automatic and constant reminder. But I don't even understand how to make it appear again. Do I -absolutely- need a password? Can I, say, make a picture password and define the whole damned screen as the point to click to unlock it, with only one or two clicks required?
I realise the purpose of a lock screen is to lock - if there's no password, it's not locked. But I was hoping that maybe there's a way to have it there, only to disappear when I click, a bit like my Android phone has a lock screen which only needs a swipe from my finger to go away.