Win 10 - can't remove login password


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    Win 10 - can't remove login password


    I recently had an OS meltdown and had to reinstall Windows 10 . The image I downloaded from Dell is apparently newer than the install I replaced: I tried to get rid of my login password using netplwiz, which I had done successfully in my previous installation. However, in the new OS netplwiz displays the same options as the previous version, but unchecking "Users must enter a uername..." has no effect. I still get prompted for a password when I boot or wake up the computer.

    Does anybody know how to get rid of the login password?

    Thanks
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  2. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
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    It might be difficult if installing with a Microsoft Account rather than a Local Account. Either type account can be set as having Administrative Rights, actually need at least one set that way, lets one manage other things such as additional users.
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  3. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
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    Hello dgmoore, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Unchecking Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer in netplwiz should allow you to automatically sign in to the account at startup. You might try again using step 5 in Option One of the tutorial below in case you may have entered your password incorrectly in netplwiz.

    Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup | Tutorials


    For wakeup, you can set Require Sign-in on Wakeup to never to stop that.

    Turn On or Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup in Windows 10 | Tutorials
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    Berton said:
    It might be difficult if installing with a Microsoft Account rather than a Local Account. Either type account can be set as having Administrative Rights, actually need at least one set that way, lets one manage other things such as additional users.
    I switched from Microsoft account to local and set up the local account without a password. Problem solved.

    Thanks to both of you for your replies.
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  5. Berton's Avatar
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    You're welcome.
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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