Windows 10: How to Bypass Login Password

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  1. Posts : 54
    Windows10 Pro Build 1709
       28 Feb 2018 #1

    How to Bypass Login Password


    I want to sign into Windows without a password, So I un-ticked "Users must enter a user name and password..." in User Accounts (See below). Now when I boot up, the Password screen is bypassed, and all is good. But when I simply log out of my account, I have to enter a password to get back in. Is it possible to get back into my account without a password?

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  3. Posts : 54
    Windows10 Pro Build 1709
    Thread Starter
       01 Mar 2018 #3

    Thanks for your reply, but that is what I did as explained above. The Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer box is not ticked. It was after I un-ticked it that I did not have to use a password when I booted up, but still need to enter it after I sign out of my account and then try to sign back in.
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  4.    01 Mar 2018 #4

    ALN said: View Post
    ... It was after I un-ticked it that I did not have to use a password when I booted up, but still need to enter it after I sign out of my account and then try to sign back in.
    Entering a password is part of logging in. You have it set to auto log in. Why log out? What if you restart after logging out - do you still have to sign in?
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    Windows10 Pro Build 1709
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       01 Mar 2018 #5

    Word Man said: View Post
    Entering a password is part of logging in. You have it set to auto log in. Why log out? What if you restart after logging out - do you still have to sign in?
    I log out because there is another User Account that use the PC interchangeably with me. (The other account does not require a password to log in, but it migh tbe a local account without a password assigned; don't know for sure). When I log out and then restart the PC, it goes directly to my User Account without any password required.
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  6.    01 Mar 2018 #6

    Two suggestions - (and yes, I understand you want to not enter password at login) :
    One, in screen saver settings, uncheck the box for "On resume, display logon screen". See highlighted area
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    OR: Change Screen Saver Password Grace Period in Windows
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  7.    01 Mar 2018 #7

    ALN said: View Post
    I log out because there is another User Account that use the PC interchangeably with me....
    Is that really necessary with this available? -
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    Or more of a privacy/trust issue?
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 1803 - 17134.5 XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       01 Mar 2018 #8

    There is one other location relating to passwords that could be causing your issue ...

    Settings - Accounts - Sign in Options - Require Sign in

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  • Posts : 54
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       01 Mar 2018 #9

    Word Man said: View Post
    Is that really necessary with this available? -
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    Or more of a privacy/trust issue?
    Actually, this is how I switch back to my account. Turns out that I actually do not log out (My bad). When I'm in another account and I open this drop down, I see my account with a comment saying I'm signed in. Then when I click it to get into my account, I get the Password screen. Sorry for the confusion on this.
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  • Posts : 54
    Windows10 Pro Build 1709
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       01 Mar 2018 #10

    Barman58 said: View Post
    There is one other location relating to passwords that could be causing your issue ...

    Settings - Accounts - Sign in Options - Require Sign in

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    Thanks for your reply Nigel. I already have option set to Never.
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