1. Joined : Nov 2014
    Ohio
    Posts : 260
    Windows 10
       17 Nov 2014 #1

    Eliminate use of password


    I've got Win installed with one minor problem. I don't like to use the password when I start Windows. So I did what is generally done. I got the Run box and typed in netplwiz which has always worked or me. Now it works when it makes up its mind to. Sometimes it't fine while other times I need to enter the pass word. Has anyone else run into this?
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  2. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 729
    win 7 dual boot / 10
       17 Nov 2014 #2

    Frank. Have not seen or hear of that before. It has been thought to have caused double images on the start page. It has always worked at start for me. It does like to make you sign in after waking up from sleep mode if you have not told it not to do that. Good luck to you Charlie
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  3. Joined : Nov 2014
    Ohio
    Posts : 260
    Windows 10
       17 Nov 2014 #3

    Charlie said: View Post
    Frank. Have not seen or hear of that before. It has been thought to have caused double images on the start page. It has always worked at start for me. It does like to make you sign in after waking up from sleep mode if you have not told it not to do that. Good luck to you Charlie
    Charlie--After reading what you said, a bell rang in my head. I though to myself that maybe when it's waking up from sleep mode is when I have to put in the password. I tried it and you were right. I owe you a cup of coffee. Thanks.
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  4. Joined : Nov 2013
    Toronto
    Posts : 4,288
    Win 10 Pro x64
       17 Nov 2014 #4

    If you don't want to type passwords when waking up your PC, go to PC Settings>>> User and Accounts >>> Sign-in Options and click "Change" on the bottom option (Password Policy) and confirm.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 230
    10
       18 Nov 2014 #5

    Just FYI - it used to work in powercfg.cpl - but it appears that that's one of the unfinished features in Win10
    Opening powercfg.cpl, then choosing "Choose what the power buttons do" in the left sidebar gets you to a screen that lets you turn on password protection - but that option isn't available.
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