Win 10 not asking for password


  1. Posts : 39
    Windows 10
       #1

    Win 10 not asking for password


    How do I insert a password that must be entered before Win 10 can start. The machine currently open Windows without requesting a password.
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  2. Bree's Avatar
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       #2

    Do you have a local account or a Microsoft account?

    How to Tell if Local Account or Microsoft Account in Windows 10

    A local account with a blank password will sign in automatically at start up taking you straight to the desktop. Set a password and it will stop at the sign in screen to ask for the password.

    Add Password to Local Account in Windows 10
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  3. ricardobohner's Avatar
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    Windows 10
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    Press WINDOWS + R key to open run command and type netplwiz and press ENTER.

    Tick the option where it says "Users must type username and password..." and click ok
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  4. Posts : 39
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Thank you so much Bree. This octogenarian gets a bit confused with the various accounts. I obviously need to set up a local account.

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    Thank you ricardobohner. I did find that earlier but was unable solve problem that way
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  5. Bree's Avatar
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    Arismac said:
    Thank you so much Bree. This octogenarian gets a bit confused with the various accounts. I obviously need to set up a local account.

    Do you use a Microsoft account at present? If so, it may have been set to automatically sign in. You can turn that off, then you would be asked for your password.

    Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup

    But if you are using an automatic sign in, make sure you know what your password is before tuning it off, else you may lock yourself out.

    Thank you ricardobohner. I did find that earlier but was unable solve problem that way

    That suggests you are using a local account with a blank password, if the local account has a blank password it will go straight in even with that setting ticked. Just set an easy to remember password should fix that.
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  6. Posts : 39
    Windows 10
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    I may have found some thing strange. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon My machine does have folder /Winlogon In fact comparing with another machine several many missing files. Can I download and install a new W10? I do have a WindowsImageBackup of the faulty prior to devloping this fault,
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  7. Bree's Avatar
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    Arismac said:
    I may have found some thing strange. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon My machine does have folder /Winlogon In fact comparing with another machine reveals many missing files. Can I download and install a new W10? I do have a WindowsImageBackup of the faulty prior to devloping this fault,

    You do need a password on a local account otherwise it will go straight to the desktop at start up. Have you set one yet?

    If you still think the system is corrupt then try, in this order:

    1. the command SFC /SCANNOW in a Command prompt (Admin): Run SFC Command in Windows 10
    2. if that finds errors it can't fix, run DISM with the /RestoreHealth option: Use DISM to Repair Windows 10 Image
    3. repeat 1 & 2, restarting between each, until SFC finds no more errors.
    4. Should the above still not fix it, try an in-place repair upgrade. This reinstalls Windows but will keep all your installed apps and user files: Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
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