Protecting your computer with a password is basic security to prevent other people from having access to your files. However, it can be restrictive to enter this code each time. To no longer have to indicate the account password each time you start or wake up, it is possible to deactivate it without deleting it and therefore to keep the protection by a password, for example to access it by the network. This tutorial does not show how to remove the password from the computer but just how no longer having to type in the password when starting and waking up the Windows 10 PC. The password remains active to protect the machine in other situations where it would be required: remote access via the network, reinitialization of the operating system, etc.
It works perfectly with a local account but it is different with a Microsoft account, that is to say when we have configured Windows 10 with an email address. Be careful with this particularity because it is generally what blocks when you try to apply the procedure detailed in this tutorial.
Disable Windows 10 Startup Password
1. Make a right click on the start button and choose Execute.
2. Type netplwiz and validate by OK.
3. Uncheck line ” Users must enter a username and password to use this computer “.
4. Click on the ” To apply ” and write the password twice of the account before validating by OK.
5. Restart the computer to verify that the password is no longer required.
If that doesn’t work
Carry out the following operations if the previous method is not sufficient.
1. Open the start menu and open the Settings (cogwheel icon).
2. Click on Accounts :
3. Go to the “ Connection options ” to the left :
4. In the group ” Password ” click on ” To modify “:
5. You may need to type your pin code (short code with a few digits) to go further.
6. The Windows account password is requested to confirm your identity.
7. Important part to follow: on the “Change your password” page, fill in only the first line “Old password” and leave the next two empty.
8. The password should no longer be requested the next time you start Windows.
Note: If you have a problem with this manual, come ask the question on the forum by creating a new subject in the “Windows 10” section and specifying the precise version of your Windows (20H2, 21H1…). No response will be given in the comments below.