Passwords are a pretty essential Windows 10 security requirement for many users. Many PCs still lack biometric login options, which means passwords remain more widespread. Passwords are essential for users who take their laptops out with them. So, some users might think removing login passwords from their Windows 10 PCs to be slightly crazy!
OK, it’s not recommended for users who take laptops out with them or share desktops to remove Windows 10 passwords. However, passwords are not so essential for users who never take their PCs beyond their bedrooms. For instance, removing login passwords might not be such a bad idea for users who primarily utilize their Windows 10 desktops for gaming. Doing so will save them having to enter superfluous passwords every time they start up their PCs.
So, maybe it’s not such a bad idea to remove your login password on Windows 10 if you don’t need it. Only you can decide whether that password security is really needed for your desktop or laptop. If you’re getting tired of entering a non-essential password for your PC all the freaking time, there are a few ways that you can remove or disable it for local accounts. This is how to remove login passwords for Windows 10 with five alternative methods.
Option 1. Remove Login Password on Windows 10 With Password
1.1. Disable Windows 10 Password with Netplwiz
Netplwiz is a handy utility for managing user accounts. You can disable password login with that utility by deselecting its “Users must enter a user name and password” checkbox. Deselecting that setting doesn’t remove the Windows 10 password, but it will enable you to sign in without entering anything automatically. Follow the steps below to disable password in Windows 10 with netplwiz.exe.
Step 1: First, click the “Type here to search” button, which is on the left side of Windows 10’s taskbar.
Step 2: Input the keyword ‘netplwiz’ in the search box to find that utility.
Step 3: Click Netplwiz to open the window in the snapshot directly below.
Step 4: Select the listed user account you want to disable the password for.
Step 5: Now deselect the “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer” option so that its checkbox is no longer ticked.
Step 6: Click the “Apply” button. Thereafter, the Automatically sign-in window shown directly below will open.
Step 7: Enter the password for the selected user account in the empty text boxes on the Automatically sign-in window.
Step 8: Press the “OK” button on the Automatically sign-in window.
Step 9: Then click “OK” to exit User Accounts.
1.2. Remove Windows 10 Password From Settings
Step 1: If you prefer to remove a Windows 10 password, instead of simply disabling it, you can do so via Settings. Click the “Start” button on the taskbar.
Step 2: Click “Settings” on the Start menu to open that window.
Read More: How to Open Settings in Windows 10
Step 3: Then click “Accounts” in Settings.
Step 4: Click “Sign-in options” on the left side of Settings.
Step 5: Next, select Password; and press the “Change” button.
Step 6: Then, you’ll need to confirm your current password by entering it in the text box and clicking the “Next” button.
Step 7: Thereafter, leave the New password and other text boxes blank.
Step 8: Press the “Next” button, and then click “Finish” to confirm.
Bear in mind that the above method is for removing a password from a Windows 10 local account. If you sign in with a Microsoft account, you’ll need to switch to a local one. To do that, click the “Sign in with a local account instead” option on the Your info tab in Settings. Then leave the password fields blank for the new local account when you’re setting it up.
1.3. Remove Windows 10 Password From Control Panel
Step 1: Open the search text box in Windows 10 from the taskbar.
Step 2: Input the keyword ‘Control Panel’ in the Type here to search box.
Step 3: Click Control Panel in the search results to open the window in the screenshot directly below.
Read More: How to Open Control Panel in Windows 10
Step 4: Select “User Accounts” to open the Control Panel applet shown directly below.
Step 5: Next, click “Manage another account” to open a Manage Accounts window.
Step 6: Select your user account.
Step 7: Then click the “Change the password” option.
Step 8: Enter your current account password in the first text box.
Step 9: Leave the new password text boxes blank.
Step 10: Press the “Change password” button.
1.4. Remove Windows 10 Password With Command Prompt
Step 1: To remove Windows 10 password via the Command Prompt, first, you’ll need to click the “Type here to search” taskbar button.
Step 2: Input the search keyword ‘Command Prompt’ in the text box.
Step 3: Select Command Prompt within the search results, and click its “Run as administrator” option.
Step 4: Thereafter, input
net user "username" "" within the Command Prompt window as shown in the shot directly below. You’ll need to replace username in that command with your actual account user name.
Step 5: Then press the Enter keyboard key to initiate the command.
1.5. Remove Windows 10 Password With Local Users and Groups
Local Users and Groups is a snap-in for the Microsoft Management Console to manage user accounts. Users can also remove Windows 10 login passwords with the Local Users and Groups snap-in. However, note that Local Users and Groups is not available within Windows 10 Home. Thus, you can only utilize that snap-in within the Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise editions. This is how to delete passwords in Windows 10 with that snap-in.
Step 1: Open Windows 10’s search utility by clicking the magnifying glass taskbar button for it.
Step 2: Type ‘lusrmgr.msc’ in the search box.
Step 3: Next, click lusrmgr.msc to open that utility’s Computer Management window.
Step 4: Click “System Tools” on the left of Computer Management.
Step 5: Click “Local Users and Groups” to expand that snap-in.
Step 6: Then click “Users” to view a list of your PC’s users.
Step 7: Select the user account to remove a password from.
Step 8: Right-click the selected user account and choose the “Set Password” option.
Step 9: Click the “Proceed” button to confirm.
Step 10: Don’t enter anything in the New password or Confirm password text boxes.
Step 11: Select the “OK” option.
Step 12: A dialog box will then open, saying, “The password has not been set.” Click “OK” on that dialog box window.
Option 2. Remove Login Password on Windows 10 Without Knowing the Password
All of the above methods are fine for removing the login password for Windows 10 – so long as you know what the original password is. If you don’t know what the original password is, you can’t log in to Windows 10 to remove it! Under such circumstances, your best bet is to create a password reset disk on another computer with third-party software.
PassFab 4WinKey is password recovery software for Windows and Mac platforms with which you can do exactly that. When you’ve set up a bootable recovery disk on a USB flash drive with PassFab 4WinKey, you can remove a local user login password for Windows 10 with the reset disk. That reset disk will also enable you to reset a password, set up a new account, or delete user accounts.
This is how to delete passwords for Windows 10 with PassFab 4WinKey.
Step 1: Install and open PassFab 4WinKey on a PC you can log in to.
Step 2: Insert an empty USB stick into a USB slot on the PC.
Step 3: Select the “USB Flash Drive” option.
Step 4: Click the “Next” button to set up the reset disk.
Step 5: When you’ve set up the reset disk, insert that USB flash drive into the PC you can’t log in to.
Step 6: Turn on the PC.
Step 7: Then select the Windows 10 platform you need to remove the password within PassFab 4WinKey interface. Click the “Next” button.
Step 8: Select the “Remove Account Password” option.
Step 9: Press the “Next” button.
Step 10: Then select the “Reboot” option to restart your desktop or laptop.
Note that your Windows 10 PC must be configured to boot from USB/CD/DVD bootable media to utilize a PassFab 4WinKey reset disk. To do that, you’ll need to enter the BIOS during system startup and select the Boot tab. Then you’ll need to select the USB device to be at the top of your PC’s boot sequence. Read our complete 4WinKey Review here.
Removing the Windows 10 login password with the above methods will ensure you’ll never forget a login password. You can also jump into Windows 10 straight away without ever needing to enter a thing. Just remember, however, that removing your password from Windows 10 might come with some risk. So, don’t do so unless you feel sure that your password isn’t really needed.