Can't remove Windows S

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    Windows 10

    Can't remove Windows S

    A neighbor in my senior community was sent a Windows S laptop from his kids. I tried to help him set it up but as we found out it will only install Play Store apps. When I tried to remove "S" it asked for his Windows login which he didn't know. How do I remove "S" without knowing the original password, or do I have to load Windows 10 from the creation tool?
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  2. Samuria's Avatar
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    How are you logging in dont you use a password it may have been set to auto loggin in which case the password will be in the registry Check for the existence of a REG_SZ called DefaultUserName. The value should reflect the user who you wish to logon automatically

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  3. Try3's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H1 Build 19043.1052


    The password is not set in the Registry for all methods of setting up automatic login. The most common method, using netplwiz, does not do this. See Sign in User Account Automatically - TenForumsTutorials - this tutorial also identifies the Registry key that you can check.

    The simplest solution would be for him to ask his children what password was set. That would take a lot less time & effort than reinstalling Windows.

    Switch out of S mode - TenForumsTutorials

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