1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10
       17 Aug 2015 #1

    Windows 10 Still Requires Password When Logging In


    Hello, I recently upgraded to Windows 10 and the first thing I'm trying to do is disable the user login on startup. I followed the guide by going into the User Accounts window and unchecking "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer."



    I applied, restarted my computer, but at the login screen it automatically attempts to login into a guest account. As far as I can tell, the only account that I have on my computer is my actual Microsoft account.

    What could be the problem here? I have used this method numerous times for previous Window versions but it seems like only Windows 10 has a problem.

    Thank you.
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  2. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 1,379
    Win 10 14393.51
       17 Aug 2015 #2

    Just a guess, but...

    I think that you need to set WIn10 up to log in to a local account, rather than a Microsoft account. It would make sense to not permit a login to an MS account without a password, because you'd have access to more than the local PC.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 16
    Windows 10 pro
       17 Aug 2015 #3

    ...
    Last edited by werby; 17 Aug 2015 at 23:52.
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  4. Joined : Mar 2015
    Posts : 616
    Windows 10
       17 Aug 2015 #4

    dowon said: View Post
    ...at the login screen it automatically attempts to login into a guest account.
    Do you have any accounts under the following?

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    Settings -> Accounts -> Family & other users
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  5. Joined : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 3,084
    EL Capitan
       17 Aug 2015 #5

    It only works with local accounts now, not Live accounts.
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  6. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       18 Aug 2015 #6

    dowon said: View Post
    Hello, I recently upgraded to Windows 10 and the first thing I'm trying to do is disable the user login on startup. I followed the guide by going into the User Accounts window and unchecking "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer."



    I applied, restarted my computer, but at the login screen it automatically attempts to login into a guest account. As far as I can tell, the only account that I have on my computer is my actual Microsoft account.

    What could be the problem here? I have used this method numerous times for previous Window versions but it seems like only Windows 10 has a problem.

    Thank you.
    I kept having this problem until -- d'oh -- I realized there's more to it than just unchecking that box. When you hit "apply" you're asked to enter your login screen password. Twice. When I did that the problem went away. When I look quick at login, though, I see Windows is still going through the login sequence. It just seems to be entering the password itself.
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