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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 to perform this task.

Windows 10 remove password

Although using Windows 10 with a password is always recommended to keep your device and files safe and secure from prying eyes, sometimes, depending on the situation, a password may just add extra steps to the login process.

If you have a computer without important files, and you are not concern about security, Windows 10 includes multiple ways to remove the account password.

In this guide, you will learn the steps to sign in automatically (or remove the logon password) from a Windows 10 device, whether you use a local or Microsoft account.

Disable password login on Windows 10

If you use a Microsoft account, you cannot 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 on Windows 10.

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

  3. Under the “Users for this computer” section, select the account 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. Confirm the Microsoft account information to sign in automatically.

    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, the device will continue to have a password, but it will sign in automatically on every start.

Remove password login on Windows 10

Alternatively, if you use a Microsoft account, you can remove the password entirely, but you have to switch to a local account.

Warning: This is a friendly reminder that removing your account password will make the device more vulnerable to unauthorized access locally and remotely.

Remove 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 option.

    Sign in with a local account option
    Sign in with a local account option
  5. Click the Next button.

  6. Confirm your current password.

  7. Click the Next button.

  8. Create a username for the account.

  9. Leave the “Password” and “Reenter password” fields blank to remove the password entirely.

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

  11. Click the Sign out and finish button.

After you complete the steps, the device will no longer be connected with a Microsoft account, and it will log you in automatically every time you start the system.

Remove password for local account

To remove Windows 10 password from a local account, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on Accounts.

  3. Click on Sign-in options.

  4. Under the “Manage how you sign in to your device” section, select the Password option.

  5. Click the Change button.

    Remove password from local account
    Remove password from local account
  6. Confirm your current account password.

  7. Click the Next button.

  8. Leave the “Password” and “Reenter password” fields blank to remove the password entirely.

    Windows 10 remove password local account
    Windows 10 remove password local account
  9. Click the Next button.

  10. Click the Finish button.

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

If you want to remove a password just because it is an inconvenience, it is best to switch to a faster and more secure method of authentication, for example, creating a PIN or setting up a fingerprint reader that only requires a simple finger swipe.

Remove login password using Command Prompt

To remove the account password with Command Prompt, use these steps:

  1. Open Start on Windows 10.

  2. Search for Command Prompt, right-click the top result, and select the Run as administrator option.

  3. Type the following command to view all the accounts and press Enter:

    net user
  4. Type the following command to change the account password and press Enter:

    net user USERNAME *

    In the command, make sure to change USERNAME with the standard or administrator account name that you want to update.

    Command Prompt change account password
    Command Prompt remove password
  5. Press Enter twice to remove the password.

After you complete the steps, the account will no longer include a security password to sign in. If you need to set a new password, you can use the same above steps, but on step No. 5, make sure to specify a new password.

You can only remove a password with Command Prompt for a local account. If you have a Microsoft account, you will need to use the online settings or the option available through the Accounts settings page (see above).