How to turn off the login password screen in Windows 10

Entering a password every time you log into your Windows 10 computer can get tiresome after a while. If it’s a PC and no one can access it without your permission, you can remove the login password screen. To avoid the hassle, you can just turn off the login password feature on Windows 10.

Disabling a password eliminates this extra step when you want to use your PC. However, it can also potentially compromise your computer’s security. We don’t recommend removing your login password and you should read on to see why.

Why is it not recommended?

As mentioned earlier, removing a password to log in to Windows can put your data at risk. Anyone can easily use your computer and access your personal files. Second, if your laptop or PC is ever stolen, you could be at greater risk.

More importantly, any malicious apps running on your device will have better access than before if it is an administrator account that you remove the password for.

However, removing the password from a PC makes sense for some. And if it does, we will guide you on how to completely remove login password from Windows 10.

Let’s see how to disable the prompt for login password in Windows.

How to turn off the prompt for the login password in Windows

To remove the logon password, you must first turn off the logon username and password feature so Windows doesn’t ask you the same thing every time you log on. That’s how it’s done.

Step 1: Click on the start menu, type netplwiz and press Enter. Alternatively, you can open the Run dialog box with the Windows key + R shortcut and enter netplwiz. Then click OK.

Step 2: In the User Accounts screen that appears, select the account whose password you want to remove if you have multiple accounts.

Step 3: Clear the “Users must provide a username and password to use this computer” check box. Then click Apply.

Deactivate login password 2

Step 4: Confirm your Microsoft account information by entering your password twice and clicking OK. Click OK again.

Windows will then remove your password.

Sign in automatically

Windows will show you an error message the next time you try to log on, along with two identical accounts. And you need to enter a password to use either of these two accounts. After signing in, follow the steps above and enter the correct password.

How to turn off the prompt to sign in

Even entering a password every time your PC wakes up from hibernation can be tiresome, and everyone would prefer to have direct access to the desktop. In this case, you can disable the prompt “Login required” in Windows 10. So go ahead.

Step 1: Click on Start Menu again and open Settings. Then click Accounts.

How to disable the login password in the Windows 10 settings window

Step 2: Click Sign-in Options on the left, and then under Sign-in required, change the drop-down list to Never.

How to disable login password on Windows 10 login options

After doing that, restart your computer to see if it will boot directly with no password.

Alternatively, you can switch to a local account to log into Windows 10 directly. So go ahead.

How to switch to a local account

Another way to sign in directly to Windows 10 is to switch to a local account. Note that switching to a local account will not allow you to access your personalized settings. If you agree with this, here are some ways to do it.

Step 1: Click the Start menu and open Settings. Then go to Accounts.

Step 2: Click on your details on the left, then on “Sign in with a local account instead” and then on Next. You will then be asked to enter your existing password.

How to disable the login password for the local Windows 10 account

Step 3: Create a new username, leave the password field blank and click Next. Then click Sign Out and Finish.

How to disable the login password under Windows 10 local account information

This allows you to create a local account without a password and log into Windows 10 directly. Easy right?

How to remove the password from the local account

If you are already using a local account with a set password, you will need to remove the password to log in directly. Here is how.

Step 1: Click the Start menu and open Settings. Then go to Accounts.

Step 2: On the left, click Sign-in Options. After that, click on Password on the right and then on the Change button.

How to disable login password on Windows 10 change password

Step 3: Follow the instructions on the screen and enter your current password to confirm your identity. Then click on Next.

Step 4: Now you will be asked to set a new password, but since we don’t want one, just click Next. Then click on Finish.

Now you can log in directly with a local user account. Restart your computer to see if it works.

Forgot Password

The next time you sign in to your Windows 10 computer, all you need to do is click Sign In for the account. The above steps will allow you to access your computer without entering a password.

Whether you choose to do it or not is entirely up to you. If you ask us, we wouldn’t recommend doing this even if it was your PC.

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