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    How do I remove PIN or password on login on my personal windows 10 computer

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    • #2397722

      First, create an administrator account with a password and preserve that information.  Then see here  https://www.askwoody.com/forums/topic/win-10-september-21-update-20h2/#post-2392656

    • #2397857

      Perhaps you should clarify – are you asking for instructions as to how to break and enter into Windows 10, or do you just want to avoid having to type a password or PIN and lack space for a webcam or inclination to use hello?


      Have you tried removing your password? Windows used to enact an automatic login for the first local account with no password (alphabetically?) on previous versions, but I haven’t even had a Windows installation in that situation for at least the past three years!

      If you want to skip the password you can set autologin with a regfix as below but there are some concerns. Make sure the password is very complex and not used for anything else you do, and be sure to write it down legibly and store it somewhere unusual but secure you can retrieve it from without using your PC.. obviously you need to replace [account_name] and plain_text_password with the working credentials you selected. Set a reminder to change the Windows password and password in the registry at a suitable point in the future – see attached, can’t say if that information is completely accurate, but remembering to change occasionally is probably as important. Also be aware that malware on the system can read the stored password, so if you log out and log into another account, the account set there could then become available for abuse.

      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]

    • #2397885

      Here’s how to setup auto-login without having to “store” your password anywhere.

      1. Press WinKey+R to open the Run dialog box.
      2. Enter control userpasswords2 and press enter.
      3. Uncheck the “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.” box on the Users Tab that appears and click OK.
      4. You’ll be prompted to enter the credentials for the account you want to automatically login when Windows starts.
      5. Fill in the User Name, Password and Confirm Password boxes and click OK.

      The next time you start Windows 10, it’ll automatically login using that user’s account.


        This method does not store your password in clear text anywhere on your PC (it uses you existing encrypted credentials to log you in.)

        Other users on your PC (such as the Administrator account if it’s enabled) will still have to enter their login combo to access Windows and, if you use the “Log off” option, you’ll have to enter yours to log back in (i.e. the auto-login only works during Windows initial start up.)

        Warning: this is potentially a major security issue because anyone with “physical” access to your PC  can log in as you by simply restarting your PC. So DO NOT use an account that has admin privileges as your auto-login account.

      To reverse the auto-login, simple open the same User Accounts panel and check the “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.” box.

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