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How To Remove Password Control at Logon in Windows 10

Windows computers allow you to create user profiles with passwords. If you are the only one using your computer, you can easily skip the password required each time you start Windows 10 by deactivating it. Here is how to get started.

Like other operating systems, Windows 10 is noted for its security. It allows for multiple accounts on one computer by compartmentalizing, without sharing personal data. By default, it requires by a password at each login.

The intention is to protect privacy on PCs shared between several people. But if there is only one person using the computer and it is often in a safe place, entering your password each time can be annoying. Fortunately, there's a way to avoid this.

Disable Password at Logon

Type the Windows + R keyboard shortcut, and then in the box that appears enter the netplwiz command and validate by pressing the Enter key, or by clicking OK:

The User Accounts window will appear. Simply uncheck the box in front of the option. Then enter your username and password to use the computer. Click OK to validate:

A new window titled Automatically sign in appears to ask for confirmation of your choice and verify your identity. In principle, the account name is the only one available, obviously with administrator status. Enter your password in both fields, then click OK:

N.B: The operation affects all referenced accounts, if you have more than one.

Remove Password Verification After a Sleep

The previous step only works when the computer starts. If you do not do anything else, it's possible that Windows will still ask you for a password each time your PC comes out of sleep mode, which can be even more annoying if it happens more than once in the day. There's a setting to avoid this control. Right-click the Start menu, then Settings in the list that appears:

In the window that opens, click Accounts:

The contents of the window change to display the settings related to user accounts. In the left column, click Sign-in options:

Go to the Require sign-in section. Then select Never, instead of When PC wakes up from sleep:

Now Windows will no longer require a password every time your computer comes out of sleep mode.

N.B.: Remember that your PC's account will no longer be protected. So remember to reactivate these security options if you have to expose your computer to other people.

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