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  1. Posts : 160
    Win10 pro Winver 20H2 OS Build 19042.867
       #1

    eliminating log in


    I have an old ASUS touch screen laptop/tablet running Win 10. I am using it for reading books in Kindle or Overdrive. It was originally my wife's laptop...she has another one now.

    I want to be able to turn the thing off and reopen it 15 minutes later...or the next morning...without having to log in--without hassle or excessive battery usage, IOW.

    How do I set it up to open the computer fully and immediately? where do I go to eliminate the password and the requirement to log in? and How to I establish administrative rights for 'user' (me).
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  2. Posts : 61,495
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #2

    Hello DWFII,

    Option 1 in the tutorial below can help show you how to set up netplwiz to automatically sign in to your account at startup.

    Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup

    In addition, you can use the tutorial below to turn off require sign-in on wakeup.

    Turn On or Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup in Windows 10
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  3. Posts : 27,434
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1
       #3

    Re the second part of your request, admin rights.

    Are you currently using your wife's login credentials?

    Brink just posted this on creating a new user account. You decide local or MS.

    I'm having trouble creating a password reset disk
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  4. Posts : 160
    Win10 pro Winver 20H2 OS Build 19042.867
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Thanks to both of you...I at the shop computer right this moment and won't be able to check these tips out until later this afternoon. But I appreciate all help.

    PS...what is netplwiz?
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  5. Posts : 61,495
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #5

    DWFII said:
    PS...what is netplwiz?
    It's the "Advanced User Accounts Control Panel" UI below.

    Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup

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  6. Posts : 24,527
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #6

    DWFII said:
    How do I set it up to open the computer fully and immediately?

    For the fastest possible 'opening' you want to resume from Sleep or (a little bit slower, but no battery drain) from Hibernation rather than starting up from scratch. Resuming from either also means that any book you left open is still there, ready to carry on reading from where you left off. You can set it to sleep or hibernate when you close the lid.

    Sleep Computer in Windows 10
    Hibernate Computer in Windows 10

    Combine that with Brink's Turn On or Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup in Windows 10 tutorial and it should meet your needs.


    I routinely use Sleep/Hibernate on my laptops. The last time this one actually started up from scratch was 19 days ago when last month's cumulative update was installed.

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  7. Posts : 160
    Win10 pro Winver 20H2 OS Build 19042.867
    Thread Starter
       #7

    OK, just beginning to try some of this. when I try to sign on automatically using netplwiz it is already set up much like the screen shot in figure 2. If I uncheck "user must enter a username and password..." which seems to be what I am looking for (not having to enter a username and password), when I start the computer back up, I am prompted to enter a username and password.

    so unless I am misunderstanding something fundamental here (very possible) that's not going to work.

    So next I tried the Turn on or off required sign-in on Wakeup, the subsequent screen don't look quite the same. When I go to Sign-in Options, I get a list of six options that begins with "Windows hello Face" (which "currently unavailable") and so forth. The third option is "Windows Hello Pin" which allows me to change or remove. Below the list is a option to "Require Sign-in" Under that I have a drop down menu that begins with never and offers options ranging from never to 15 minutes, but currently has "every time" selected. Nothing about waking from sleep.

    So I am not sure what to do here. If I select never will that eliminate the requirement to type in a pin only at wake up or when I turn the computer on or both?
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  8. Posts : 61,495
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #8

    DWFII said:
    OK, just beginning to try some of this. when I try to sign on automatically using netplwiz it is already set up much like the screen shot in figure 2. If I uncheck "user must enter a username and password..." which seems to be what I am looking for (not having to enter a username and password), when I start the computer back up, I am prompted to enter a username and password.

    so unless I am misunderstanding something fundamental here (very possible) that's not going to work.
    This would be for option 1 below to enter the account's password so it will be used to automatically sign in with.

    Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup
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  9. Posts : 160
    Win10 pro Winver 20H2 OS Build 19042.867
    Thread Starter
       #9

    I know...I'm a dummy. But I haven't got this figured out yet. I don't know my wife's password and since the computer is a bit old and she has replaced it, she doesn't either. And some of the screens and options I'm seeing aren't the same as what I'm seeing here.

    All I want to do is by pass the sign-in.

    BTW, I have started to post this tidbit of information several times and either erased it or overwritten it: This is one of those ASUS detachable screen laptops. it's great for reading so far but I have heavy hands and clumsy fingers..so using a touch screen to sign in every time gets tedious.
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  10. Posts : 61,495
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #10

    No worries DWFII.

    You can use an option in the tutorial below to reset her password depending on if it's a local account or Microsoft account.

    Reset Password of User Account in Windows 10

    Please go ahead and post screenshots showing what you are seeing different to see if we may know what's going on. Be sure to blank out any personal info in them before posting.
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