On your home computer it can become a chore when you have to continually enter your login password every time you start or restart your computer. Especially when you’re the only user of that PC.
However you can remove the login password if you want to. You can this for both Local & Microsoft accounts. Explaining The Different Windows User Accounts.
How To Remove Your Login Password (MS Account).
If you’re signing into your computer using a Microsoft account, then what you can do is to have your computer automatically login for you without you actually having to type in your password.
This will only work if you’re using your password to sign in. If you’re using the Windows Hello PIN (which many of us do now) or some other method, then you’ll need to disable that first.
Use Netplwiz To Automatically Log You In.
Since you’re using a Microsoft account on your computer, you do need to log in with either a password, PIN or some other form of ID.
However, what you can do is to use a Windows tool called Netplwiz (Network Places Wizard) to automatically enter your password for you. So technically speaking your not removing the password as such, but you are removing the need to enter it. Which amounts to the same thing.
So to remove the logon password from your MS account, click the Start button and then type “netplwiz“. Click Netplwiz (Run Command) at the top of the search results.
Remove The Need To Logon With A Password.
The User Accounts dialogue box will open. Simply uncheck the option “Users must enter a username and password to use this computer”. Then click the OK button.
After clicking OK, the “Sign in automatically” pop up will appear. Enter your Microsoft password and then confirm it, and finally click the OK button. When you restart your PC, you should find it logs you in without the need for you to enter a password.
Remove Password From MS Account Log in.
- Click Start and type “netplwiz“. Press enter or click on Netplwiz (Run Command)
- Uncheck the option “Users must enter a username and password to use this computer”. Click OK.
- Enter and confirm your Microsoft account password.
- Click OK and then restart PC.
No Checkbox To Uncheck?
When the User Accounts dialogue box opens, if you don’t see the option “Users must enter a username and password to use this computer” and its checkbox, then you’re using Windows Hello PIN to sign in.
As I stated above, you’ll need to disable the Hello PIN first, then restart your PC, sign in with your password and then re-open netplwiz.
The checkbox option will then appear.
In order to remove your logon password, you have to be using it right now.
How To Remove Your Login Password (Local Account).
If you’re using a local account then you can indeed remove the logon password completely. One of the advantages of using a local account is that you don’t need to have a password at all.
Click the Start button and then type “sign in options“. Click on Sign-in Options (System Settings).
Sign-in Options Page.
Removing the password from a local account is pretty much the same in both Windows 10 & Windows 11. But the Sign- Options pages do look a little different so I’ll show both for clarity.
On the Sign-in Options page, click on the Passwords box. Then click the Change button.
The next 3 pages are exactly the same regardless of whether you’re using Windows 10 or 11.
After clicking the Change button –
- Enter your current password into the box and then click the Next button.
- Leave all the boxes blank. DO NOT enter anything into any of the boxes, just click the Next button.
- You’re all set. Your password has been removed, click the Finish button and then close all open windows.
Removing Password From Local Account.
- Click Start and type “Sign in options“. Click on Sign-in Options (System Settings).
- Click the Password box and then click the Change button.
- Enter current password and click Next
- Leave password boxes empty, click Next
- Click Finish and restart PC.