Windows 10: Can't remove password required to unlock device

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  1.    02 Aug 2015 #1

    Can't remove password required to unlock device


    Every single time i unlock my device, i have to input either my PIN or my Password. I have gone into "All Settings", "Accounts", "Sign-in Options", and set "Require Sign-In" to "never". I have also gone into Control Panel, Hardware and Sound, Power Options, and Require Password on Wake and have set this to "Dont Require a Password". Despite having these settings, still have to input a password! Does anyone know of another setting that I may be missing? What can i do?
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  2.    02 Aug 2015 #2

    Powwers16 said: View Post
    Every single time i unlock my device, i have to input either my PIN or my Password. I have gone into "All Settings", "Accounts", "Sign-in Options", and set "Require Sign-In" to "never". I have also gone into Control Panel, Hardware and Sound, Power Options, and Require Password on Wake and have set this to "Dont Require a Password". Despite having these settings, still have to input a password! Does anyone know of another setting that I may be missing? What can i do?
    In the run dialog box (win-key + R) enter "netplwiz" (without quotations).
    Highlight your account. Uncheck "Users must enter a username and password to use this computer". Click Apply.
    Then enter your password and confirm it. Click OK
    Restart to check if the setting has stuck.
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  3.    02 Aug 2015 #3

    Think this only works for boot-up. Need to change the Power Options in control panel ("settings that are currently unavailable") to not require a password, for everything else.

    Of course, if you are the only user this makes sense.... if using a desktop.

    If you're using laptop that travels with you, I wouldn't do it. It makes your laptop vulnerable to anyone and everyone.




    Last edited by ambimom; 02 Aug 2015 at 15:22.
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  4.    02 Aug 2015 #4

    Same thing here, I tried what the Fracking4Oil suggested and it seemed to work for a little bit actually but my computer is back to asking me for a password again every single time i want to unlock. Is this just a glitch with the OS?
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  5. Posts : 615
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (build 10586)
       02 Aug 2015 #5

    Maybe your screensaver is causing Windows to lock the computer? To access the screensaver settings, search for "screensaver".
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  6.    02 Aug 2015 #6

    I had the same problem, it seams when you install a ms account you have to use the password
    for everything, I did a restore to a point before a ms account and it worked, now if I want a app
    I will have to. setup a ms account again.
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  7.    02 Aug 2015 #7

    You said: View Post
    Maybe your screensaver is causing Windows to lock the computer? To access the screensaver settings, search for "screensaver".
    OMG that was it! Thank you, thank you! I didn't notice that there was that check-mark to go to logon screen. I unchecked it and now I no longer have to sign on every single time!
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  8.    04 Aug 2015 #8

    jimc197 said: View Post
    I had the same problem, it seams when you install a ms account you have to use the password
    for everything, I did a restore to a point before a ms account and it worked, now if I want a app
    I will have to. setup a ms account again.
    I actually didn't have a screensaver set at all. I'm using a Surface Pro 3 by the way. I'm still in desperate need of a solution, this is driving me crazy!
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  9.    04 Aug 2015 #9

    Powwers16 said: View Post
    I actually didn't have a screensaver set at all. I'm using a Surface Pro 3 by the way. I'm still in desperate need of a solution, this is driving me crazy!
    it is one of the reasons I have gone back to win 7 and when they fix a lot of the bugs I
    will try 10 again
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  10. Posts : 20
    Windows 10 Home 64bit
       04 Aug 2015 #10

    You can sign in with a local account , when creating a local account it will ask for a password you just leave it empty
    you can change back to MS account whenever you like
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