Passwordless sign in not working 20H2

  1. Posts : 22
    windows 10

    Passwordless sign in not working 20H2

    My wife and I are the only users of our home pc and would like to be able to do away with passwords. I did not have the "netplwiz box" so I followed the directions (altering the registry) to change the dword from 2 to 0. The box is now back but does not seem to be working - I can only move the cursor when the box is checked (seems counter-intuitive) and even though I make the change to one user or the other, both of us must still enter a password to sign in. Any help will be appreciated.

    P.S. I'm a retired computer programmer and should be able to get this to work...
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  2. Posts : 1,728
    Windows 10 Pro x64 22H2

    Why bothering with netplwiz other than figuring out why it doesn't work?

    See if this tutorial helps to clear passoword:
    Remove Password of Local Account in Windows 10
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  3. Posts : 331
    windows 10

    I say go back to the registry and undo what you did there.
    Then go to settings--Accounts--- sign in option and click on Password.
    After that you should be able to use netplwiz to make the booting automatic
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  4. Posts : 22
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Sven - could you be a little more specific? I've reset the registry and run netplwiz. It is now impossible to move the cursor (blue highlight) but it is on my user name. What are the next steps to make my account passwordless? Also, (since I can't move the cursor) how do I remove my wife's password?

    Never mind - I figured it out. Thanks for responding.
    Last edited by LouG; 26 Mar 2021 at 06:55.
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