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    #2501738

    After spending a significant amount of time searching for a way to remove the password requirement when Windows 10/11 boots, we have found a simple solution:

    • Click the Microsoft Start icon
    • Click Settings
    • Go to Accounts
    • Go to Sign-in options
    • Click Password
    • Click Add/Change
    • At the Create a password screen leave it blank
    • Click Next
    • Click Finish

    It worked for us.

    And the same approach can be used to change a Windows 10/11 startup password.

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    • #2501769

      Even simpler and no need to change the existing password.

      Open the User Accounts Wizard (Win + r Netplwiz.exe)

      Highlight the specific user account you want to automatically sign in at bootup.

      Uncheck the “Users must enter a username and password to use this computer” box at the top and click OK.

      Windows will now boot to that user account without a password prompt but, if needed, the user can still use their existing password for other actions!

      From the Minitool Tips site: Use Netplwiz to Enable/Disable Auto Login on Windows 10/11

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        alejr

        We tried the Win + r Netplwiz.exe approach.

        But when we did, the “Users must enter a username and password to use this computer” check box did not appear on our Windows 10 Pro 21H2 workstation.

        No check box – no password deletion.

        • #2501781

          According to this site, that only happens if you have a Microsoft account configured on the computer (I don’t) and the fix is to turn off the Require Windows Hello sign-in for Microsoft accounts under Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options.

          BTW, turning off the “must use password” option doesn’t actually remove the password, it just doesn’t prompt for it when Windows boots.

          If you have multiple accounts and switch to a different one and then back to the auto-login account (or just chose the Logoff option), it will still prompt for a password before it lets you back in (BTDT.)

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          • #2501784

            I will check to see if we have a Microsoft account configured on the computer.

             

            Thanks

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