Windows 10 Still Requires Password When Logging In


  1. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       #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. Posts : 4,457
    Win 11 Pro 22000.708
       #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. Posts : 136
    Win10 Pro x64 1607
       #3

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    Last edited by werby; 17 Aug 2015 at 23:52.
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  4. Posts : 605
    Windows 10
       #4

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

    Windows 10 Still Requires Password When Logging In-capture.jpg
    Settings -> Accounts -> Family & other users
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  5. Posts : 8,688
    Mac OS Catalina
       #5

    It only works with local accounts now, not Live accounts.
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  6. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       #6

    dowon said:
    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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