Windows 10: How to not to press "enter" after password when booting in/powering on Solved

  1.    18 Feb 2016 #1

    How to not to press "enter" after password when booting in/powering on

    I just reinstalled Win10. Before doing so I could go directly to my password screen, without the previous window thanks to a tweak, and when I keyed in my password it would open automatically without having to press the "Enter" key. Now I must do so. Can anyone remind me how to do so please. My search has only found how to not have the first screen mentioned above but not the password part.
    Thank you
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  2. Posts : 3,438
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1803 Build 17134.81 and W10 Insider Build 17677
       18 Feb 2016 #2

    If you decide to use a PIN instead of a password you will find the there is no need for the enter key.

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  3.    18 Feb 2016 #3

    Replacing password with PIN

    Thanks :)
    If I may, what on earth is the difference? I thought they were one and the same.
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  4. Posts : 3,438
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1803 Build 17134.81 and W10 Insider Build 17677
       18 Feb 2016 #4

    Your welcome!

    Yes there is a difference, the PIN (personal identification number) is for convenience (faster and no need for the enter key) but does not replace the password which is still going to be needed for some operations such as networking or remote desktop connections and also when you use safe mode. Therefore it is important to remember both your password and your PIN.
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  5.    22 Feb 2016 #5

    Thank you very much
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  6. Posts : 15
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       02 Apr 2017 #6

    In latest insider builds (currently on 15063) enter key is required for pin.

    Does anyone know if there is a way remove that requirement?
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