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How To Remove Password From Windows 10

While it is recommended to have a password during Windows 10 login, if you’re the sole operator of a Windows 10 device, removing it may make sense in order to speed through the login process.

To remove a password from Windows 10, follow the steps along.

Step 1: Open User Accounts Settings

As your very first step, search for “netplwiz” without the quotes in your start menu. Once you do, you’ll see an option for a program with the same name, which translated, is pretty much the User Accounts Settings Window. (Screenshot shown below).

opening user accounts on Windows 10
Opening user accounts on Windows 10: As shown, type “netplwiz.”

Step 2: Uncheck the “Users Must Enter a User Name and Password To Use This Computer” Checkbox

Next, uncheck the checkbox where Windows 10 is asking to input a user name and a password. When doing so, ensure you have selected the applicable “user” first. For example, you might have a guest account, along with the actual account for which you want to disable the password. So again, double-check.

user accounts settings on windows 10
User accounts settings on windows 10: Uncheck the box, and select the correct account.

Step 3: Hit Apply To Proceed to Removing the Password

As your last step, hit the apply button. Doing so will invoke a new prompt with the name “Automatically sign in,” where Windows will request that you type in your password to confirm the changes.

Enter your credentials to hit the “OK” button eventually. Once done, this will successfully remove the password from Windows 10 — for the user account you had chosen. (See final screenshots below).

applying new changes to user accounts on a Windows 10 device
Hit the “Apply” button as demonstrated.
automatically sign in prompt on Windows 10
Consequently, enter your password to confirm your changes. Then, hit the “OK” button to save your new settings.

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Final Words

Eliminating a password from windows 10 isn’t an undertaking or complicated at all. However, not having one increases exposure to your personal details and, in fact, everything you have on your Windows 10 computer.

Generally speaking, it is not advised to use a computer without a password, but if you feel unquestionably strongly about it, follow the process described in this post above.