Remove Password of Local Account in Windows 10  

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

  1. Posts : 11
    Windows 10
       #10

    When I leave a blank password, as in options 1-3 I get an error :" The password you entered doesn't meet password policy requirements. Try one that's longer or more complex." The blank password is not saved.
    How do I get past that?
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 5,478
    2004
       #11

    @Brink - I think you should change the title of this tutorial from
    "Remove Password of User Account in Windows 10"
    to
    "Remove Password of ***LOCAL*** Account in Windows 10"
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 61,554
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #12

      My Computers


  4. Posts : 11
    Windows 10
       #13

    Mine IS a local account.
    I check Local Security Policy and the Password must meet complexity requirements item is Disabled.
    I checked also under the Administrator account. and it's disabled there as well.
    Any ideas?
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 61,554
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #14

    Hello @eross, :)

    How does using Option 6 work for you instead?
      My Computers


  6. Posts : 11
    Windows 10
       #15

    Brink said:
    Hello @eross, :)

    How does using Option 6 work for you instead?
    I have not tried the last 3 options because of the warnings about certain files being unaccessable.
      My Computer


  7. Posts : 61,554
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #16

    The warning would only be an issue if the account has files encrypted by EFS or shared on a network.

    If that doesn't apply in your situation, then it will be safe.
      My Computers


  8. Posts : 6
    windows 10
       #17

    Tried

    net user "name" ""

    didnt work, said system error 5 has occured''
    access is denied

    tried net user "name" *

    when just left password and retype password as blank, get same error


    just wanna remove password....someone computer boots up, asks for a password I never gave...and even in settings, the option to ask for password when turning computer on is set to off, yet it still asked for a password.
      My Computer


  9. Posts : 61,554
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #18

    Sneakers said:
    Tried

    net user "name" ""

    didnt work, said system error 5 has occured''
    access is denied

    tried net user "name" *

    when just left password and retype password as blank, get same error


    just wanna remove password....someone computer boots up, asks for a password I never gave...and even in settings, the option to ask for password when turning computer on is set to off, yet it still asked for a password.

    Hello Sneakers, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    The "access is denied" message indicates you didn't run the command in an elevated command prompt.

    Were you just wanting to have Windows automatically sign in to your account at startup and wakeup instead of removing the password?

    Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup

    Turn On or Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup in Windows 10
      My Computers


  10. Posts : 6
    windows 10
       #19

    I wasnted it not ask for a password...I live alone, and share computer with no one, so dont need to use a password nor need it to have that option to ask for a password. I do no know why is asking for it, cause never changed the settings in the setup to ask for password,. and going into the settings, it still is set to "Dont ask for a password" yet it asked for one.

    I tried opening cmd prompt via the command and run as admin...but get this error instead

    System error 8646 has occurred.

    The system is not authoritative for the specified account and therefore cannot complete the operation. Please retry the operation using the provider associated with this account. If this is an online provider please use the provider's online site.
    Last edited by Sneakers; 13 Oct 2019 at 18:31. Reason: added info
      My Computer


 

Tutorial Categories

Remove Password of Local Account in Windows 10 Tutorial Index Network & Sharing Instalation and Upgrade Browsers and Email General Tips Gaming Customization Apps and Features Virtualization BSOD System Security User Accounts Hardware and Drivers Updates and Activation Backup and Restore Performance and Maintenance Mixed Reality Phone


  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:02.
Find Us




Windows 10 Forums