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How to remove login password on Windows 10

You can remove your account password on Windows 10 whether you're using a Microsoft account or local account, and in this guide, you'll learn how.

Remove login password on Windows 10

Although using Windows 10 with a password (or another form of authentication) is the most secure way to keep your device and files safe and secure, sometimes (depending on the situation) a password may just add extra steps to the login process.

Thankfully, if you have a device without important files, and you’re not concern about security, Windows 10 includes multiple ways to remove the account password.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to sign in automatically or remove the logon password from Windows 10 depending on your account type.

How to disable password login on Windows 10

If you’re using a Microsoft account, you can’t remove the password entirely, because your credentials are linked to your online account, but you can configure your device to sign in automatically to mimic an account without a password.

To bypass the password logon on Windows 10, use these steps:

  1. Open Start.

  2. Search for netplwiz and click the top result to open the experience.

  3. Under the “Users for this computer” section, select the user account that you want to remove the password.

  4. Clear the User must enter a user name and password to use this computer option.

    netplwiz settings on Windows 10
    netplwiz settings on Windows 10
  5. Click the Apply button.

  6. Type the Microsoft account information.

    Automatic sign-in on Windows 10
    Automatic sign-in on Windows 10
  7. Click the OK button.

  8. Click the OK button again.

Once you complete the steps, your device will continue to have a password to stay secure from remote access, but it’ll login automatically every time you restart your system.

How to remove password login on Windows 10

Alternatively, if you’re using a Microsoft account, you can remove the password entirely, but you need to switch to a local account.

Warning: Removing a password from your account will make your device vulnerable to unauthorized access locally and remotely.

Removing password for Microsoft account

To switch to a local account and remove the password, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on Accounts.

  3. Click on Your info.

  4. Click the Sign in with a local account instead link.

    You info settings on Windows 10
    You info settings on Windows 10
  5. Type your current password.

    Confirm current Microsoft account password on Windows 10
    Confirm current Microsoft account password on Windows 10
  6. Click the Next button.

  7. Create a username for the account.

  8. Skip the password creation to remove the password entirely.

    Remove password from Windows 10
    Remove password from Windows 10
  9. Click the Next button.

  10. Click the Sign out and finish button.

After completing the steps, your device will no longer be connected with a Microsoft account, and it’ll sign in automatically every time you start the system.

Removing password for local account

If you’re already using a local account, you can remove the password using these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on Accounts.

  3. Click on Sign-in options.

  4. Under the “Password” section, click the Change button.

    Sign-in options for local account on Windows 10
    Sign-in options for local account on Windows 10
  5. Type your current account password.

  6. Click the Next button.

    Confirm local account password
    Confirm local account password
  7. Skip the password creation to remove the password entirely.

    Remove password from a local account on Windows 10
    Remove password from a local account on Windows 10
  8. Click the Finish button.

Once you complete the steps, a password will no longer be required to access the Windows 10 desktop.

Of course, this is unsafe, but there are still situations where a device doesn’t need a password and risks a minimal as there are not strangers around.

If you want to remove a password just because it’s an inconvenience, it’s best to switch to a faster and more secure method of authentication, such as biometric authentication using PIN password or fingerprint reader, which only requires a simple finger swipe.