Entering a password every time you log in to your Windows 10 computer can get tiring after a while. If it’s a personal computer and no one can access it without your permission, then you may remove the login password screen. To avoid the hassle, you can simply disable the login password feature on Windows 10.
Disabling a password will eliminate that one extra step when you want to use your PC. However, it can also potentially compromise the computer’s safety. We do not recommend removing the login password, and you should read on to know why.
WHY IS IT NOT RECOMMENDED
As mentioned earlier, removing a password for logging into Windows may put your data at risk. Anyone can easily use your computer and can access your personal files. Secondly, you might be at a bigger risk if your laptop or PC ever gets stolen.
More importantly, if it’s an administrative account for which you’ll be removing the password, any malicious app running on your device will have enhanced access than before.
That said, removing the password from a personal computer makes sense for some. And if that’s the case, we’ll guide you to remove the login password from Windows 10 entirely.
HOW TO TURN OFF LOGIN PASSWORD PROMPT IN WINDOWS
To remove the login password, the first thing you need to do is turn off the login username and password feature so that Windows doesn’t ask you the same every time you login. Here’s how to do it.
Step 1: Click on Start menu, type netplwiz and press Enter. Alternatively, you can open the Run dialog box with the Windows key+R shortcut and type netplwiz in it. Then clicking on OK.
Step 2: In the User Accounts screen that launches, select the account you want to remove the password from if you have multiple accounts.
Step 3: Uncheck the box that says ‘Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.’ And then, click Apply.
Step 4: Confirm your Microsoft Account Information by entering your password twice and click OK. Hit OK once again.
Windows will then remove your password.
Windows will show you an error message along with two identical accounts the next time you try to log in. And you will have enter password to use either of those two accounts. After logging in, follow the steps mentioned above and enter the correct password.
HOW TO TURN OFF ‘REQUIRE SIGN-IN’ PROMPT
Even entering password every time your PC wakes up from sleep can get tiring and anyone would prefer accessing the desktop directly. In that case, you can turn off ‘Require sign in’ prompt in Windows 10. Here’s how to go about it.
Step 1: Click on Start Menu again and open Settings. Then, click on Accounts.
Step 2: Click on Sign-in options on your left and then change the settings under Require sign-in to Never from the drop-down list.