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How to remove login password on Windows 11

If you want to login automatically on Windows 11, in this guide, we'll show you how to remove your account password.

Windows 11 remove password

On Windows 11, you can remove the login password from an account in at least three ways, and in this guide, you will learn how. Using a password on your account helps to protect your computer and files from unauthorized access from the internet or locally. However, in some situations, a password may not be as necessary as speeding up the process to access the desktop. 

If security isn’t a concern, Windows 11 has at least several ways to remove the account password for an automatic sign-in experience.

In this guide, you will learn the steps to sign in automatically by removing the login password on Windows 11. (See also this video tutorial to complete this task.)

Disable password login on Windows 11

A Windows 11 setup with a Microsoft account doesn’t allow you to remove the password completely because the authentication is integrated with the online service. However, configure the device to sign in automatically to give you the experience of an account without a password.

To remove the login password on Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Open Start on Windows 11.

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

  3. Under the “Users for this computer” section, select the account to remove its password.

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

    Windows 11 netplwiz remove password

    Quick tip: If the option is missing, go to Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options and turn off the “For improved security, only allow Windows Hellow sign-in for Microsoft accounts on this device” option and reopen the netplwiz applet.
  5. Click the Apply button.

  6. Confirm the Microsoft account credentials to login automatically.

    Windows 11 automatic sign in

  7. Click the OK button.

  8. Click the OK button again.

Once you complete the steps, the password won’t be removed from the account, but the computer will sign in automatically every time you start the device.

Remove password login on Windows 11

If you want to remove the Windows 11 account password entirely, you need to switch the Microsoft account to a local account type.

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

Remove password for Microsoft account

To switch account types to remove the Windows 11 password, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on Accounts.

  3. Click the Your info tab.

  4. Under the Account settings section, click the Sign in with a local account instead option.

    Sign in with a local account instead

  5. Click the Next button.

  6. Confirm your current password.

  7. Click the Next button.

  8. Create a username for the account.

  9. Use blank for the “Password” and “Reenter password” options to remove the password entirely.

    Windows 11 remove password

  10. Click the Next button.

  11. Click the Sign out and finish button.

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

Remove password for local account

If the device already has a local account, the process to remove the account is a lot easier.

To remove the password from a local account on Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on Accounts.

  3. Click the Sign-in options tab.

  4. Under the “Ways to sign in” section, select the “Password” option.

  5. Click the Change button.

    Change password local account

  6. Confirm your current account password.

  7. Click the Next button.

  8. Use blank for the “Password” and “Reenter password” options to remove the password entirely.

    Remove local account password

  9. Click the Next button.

  10. Click the Finish button.

Once you complete the steps, Windows 11 will sign in automatically moving forward.

If you want to remove a password just because it is an inconvenience, consider setting up Windows Hello with a fingerprint reader or camera to sign in with your face.

Remove login password with Command Prompt

To remove the Windows 11 account password with commands, use these steps:

  1. Open Start.

  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 remove login password

  5. Press Enter twice to remove the password on Windows 11.

After you complete the steps, the account will be accessible without a password. 

If you want to revert the changes, you can use the same steps outlined above, but on step No. 5, specify a new password.