Windows 10 Login Without Password

Windows 10 Login Without Password

/ Andrew Holdeman

Not only with a Windows 10 login password, but literally, anything that requires an “account” usually also requires a password. Although this provides a layer of needed security in many cases, it doesn’t always provide convenience for its users.

It’s common for people to forget or even misplace what their user account information may be, or they might not feel comfortable with the device remembering their login info for an “automatic login” feature on the login screen.

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Either way, a reset password link can annoy many users. This means possibly acquiring a password reset disk, going through a windows 10 login password recovery backup process, seeking other sign-in options, and continuing without a password.

This article explains how to create a local account that doesn’t require a Windows 10 login password for your profile or an administrator account password for your operating devices.

how to login to windows without password

The Security of a Windows 10 Login Password and Username

Before the next section of this article shows how convenient it is to disable your sign-in options and bypass Windows 10 login password by default, it is important to understand the major lack of security that comes with making this decision.

The fact that this impacts the login screen feature of your operating device for Windows 10 login and user password will make it extremely easy for people to physically access your local account through your computer.

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Any private content on your account could risk having a blank password and a local user account. Usually, when somebody tries to access your laptop or PC and fails multiple times to access your Windows 10 login password, you’ll have a locked PC.

If you are still going to pursue having a local user account instead of a secure Windows 10 login password, you might want to consider having a USB drive. A USB drive or USB device can help store encrypted information without having to keep it on an accessible computer system.

Again, a USB drive has optional features depending on what software you use, to set passwords for certain content and information. Of course, this doesn’t mean you must use a password to store any content on your USB device.

How to Safely Disable Password Login

Step 1: Press Windows key + R: (If you accidentally hit the shift key, repeat this step)

windows r keys

Step 2: Write netplwiz in the dialog box, then click open.

run netplwiz

Step 3: After clicking the ok button, you will see the new window and more tools. Just uncheck “Users must enter a username and password to use this computer.” Then click Ok to save it.

 (Note; This will show you other sign-in options, no need to tamper with them)

configure user accounts settings

Step 4: A new window will open after clicking ok. Just enter your username and password to confirm the security to move on to the next step.

Step 5: Restart the computer to automatically log in to your windows 10 system without a password. Also, be sure that your Microsoft accounts are not downloading any material or updates when you decide to restart your operating device. Restarting the device during an update can cause corrupted update files, erased information, and possible freezes to your hardware and software.

Please note that it is crucial to know that this process is not meant to delete all your information. It is just meant to disable the Windows password feature. We may remove the entire password to make it easier for you to access it. 

Creating A Local Microsoft Account

The following steps are needed if you sign in to your Microsoft account. Otherwise, you skip steps 3 and 4. This creates a local account by applying the sign-in feature without a password.

Step 1: Go to the control panel by searching from the start menu.

Step 2: go to user accounts, then click “make pc changes to my account in PC settings.

make changes to accounts

Step 3: Then, from your info, select “sign in with local account instead” and click next.

Step 4: Enter your existing password, then click the “sign out and finish” button.

Step 5: Follow steps 1 and 2.

Step 6: Now click the “sign in option.”

sign in options

Step 7: Then click the password located below the security key.

Step 8: Then click change and confirm your current password.

select password in sign in options

Step 9: You will get the new window. Just keep blank all the fields and click next, then finish to complete the task.

Manually Store Your Login Information

Even if you want a local account for your Microsoft account, it is wise to have your personal information written on a physical access piece of paper.

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This doesn’t necessarily mean that you must write down all your safety guides and password questions when required by some services, but just your user account username and password for any platform.

Not all programs we access are accessed daily by us users, meaning it becomes very easy to forget your user account name and old password. It is also wise to try your best not to frequently use the same login information across various accounts that you may have.

If you were to get hacked, it would become extremely simple for an individual to access all the private information you may have uploaded or stored.

Password Recovery Backup

Windows 10 login password contains a backup feature where you can easily input a backup email and phone number in case there’s a forgotten password issue in the future. When filling in the information for recovering your account password, you will want to ensure that your email and phone number are verified and currently being used by you.

To input your information, go to the user accounts settings and find the security features. You should see an option for “recovery email” inside the taskbar search box. Clicking will send you a command prompt asking you to fill out your current password and user account username.

After you confirm your Windows 10 password, Microsoft will send confirmation requests to both your phone number and email account information previously filled in.

Reset the Password for Your Microsoft Account

Coming off of “Password Recovery Backup,” you can activate “password reset” in the user account settings. You will go through the same confirmation steps to where you are told to reenter your Windows 10 login password and username, and once it has been verified, you can change your password information.

Frequently Asked Questions About How to Login to Windows 10 Without Password

Can I Enable A Picture Password for My Local Account?

Unfortunately, Microsoft devices do not offer a feature where you can just have a randomized picture password pop up every new time that you log on to your “local accounts.”

Is it Still Safe to Have an Automatic Login Feature?

The answer here is both yes and no because even though there’s convenient to have your account’s automatic login screen, it provides less security when an individual can come up to your device and just press enter to log in.

This feature is slightly different after manually logging in with your Windows 10 login password and username information. Then everything linked to your Microsoft account is a secure automatic logon from the net user.

Is a Fingerprint Scanner, Face ID, and Pin Code Safer Than a Password?

The fingerprint scanner and the face ID are strictly user-specific and are virtually 100% accurate to all users of those given features. Neither option would ever require a password reset, command prompt, locked computer, confirm password command, or even having to reenter passwords or usernames.

Having a pin code on a device or for recovery is still highly related to the article’s topic of forgetting key information on your administrator password and username.

It’s truly based on preference regarding auto-generated passwords because browsers and platforms typically provide a very strong and secure password. Although these passwords are strong, they are also very randomized and not something that’s common and easy to remember for someone who isn’t on their operating device every day or on some schedule.

Andrew Holdeman
Meet the author

Andrew has extensive experience with a wide range of writing platforms and automation systems. He has spent over 6 years creating content and troubleshooting for various companies. He also enjoys spending time with his family and his fiancé, while staying active and healthy.