How to log in without passwords

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  1. Posts : 217
    Win 7 64 Bit
       #1

    How to log in without passwords


    Where it says "Require Windows hello sign-in for Microsoft accounts", the option is greyed out.

    When I start up pc, I always have to type in password.

    Only have an admin account that's it.

    How do I remove password so it goes straight to Windows desktop?
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  2. Posts : 4,165
    Windows 11 Pro, 22H2
       #2

    That option is greyed out for the reason that it states: You first need to setup Windows Hello in order to be able to change that setting. In your case, the available Windows Hello options are to use a PIN or a physical security key.

    However, it does not sound like that is what you are after. It sounds like you want autologin.

    There is more than one way to setup Autologin, but my favorite way is to download and run the Microsoft Sysinternals Autologin utility which you can find here:

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/sy...oads/autologon
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  3. Posts : 68,300
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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  4. Posts : 42,507
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #4

    Plus
    Turn On or Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup in Windows 10

    The huge Tutorials section (mostly written by * Brink * !) is searchable. Do feel free to have a look...

    Note that in some more obscure cases removing the requirement for a password has seemed to cause issues- not for normal operation.
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  5. Posts : 217
    Win 7 64 Bit
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Thanks for feedback. Will go through it.
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  6. Posts : 217
    Win 7 64 Bit
    Thread Starter
       #6

    hsehestedt said:
    That option is greyed out for the reason that it states: You first need to setup Windows Hello in order to be able to change that setting. In your case, the available Windows Hello options are to use a PIN or a physical security key.

    However, it does not sound like that is what you are after. It sounds like you want autologin.

    There is more than one way to setup Autologin, but my favorite way is to download and run the Microsoft Sysinternals Autologin utility which you can find here:

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/sy...oads/autologon

    That .exe worked a treat! So easy to do for anyone and takes you straight to your desktop. Thank you so much!

    How do you decrypt if you want to set password? Is it as easy as one clicking on a file?
    Last edited by Shredder; 16 Mar 2023 at 09:36.
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  7. Posts : 217
    Win 7 64 Bit
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Hi, It's been a while since I wanted to get to my computer's desktop without entering a password every time. The exe file helped doing that.

    I have another question: If I create a guest account (I might need some instructions for that), how will the operating system work? Currently, it takes me to my account screen, but what will happen with a guest account?
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  8. Posts : 68,300
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #8

    Shredder said:
    Hi, It's been a while since I wanted to get to my computer's desktop without entering a password every time. The exe file helped doing that.

    I have another question: If I create a guest account (I might need some instructions for that), how will the operating system work? Currently, it takes me to my account screen, but what will happen with a guest account?
    Hello,

    Nothing will change by adding a guest or any account on the computer. You'll just need to use Switch User below or sign out when you want to sign in to an account other than yours.

    Switch User in Windows 10
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  9. Posts : 217
    Win 7 64 Bit
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Hi

    Right now, I don't have a guest account on Windows 10. It's a bit different from Windows 7 because in 7, you could easily make a guest account, but in 10, you need to use an email or other accouns.

    Is it possible to make a guest account on Windows 10 without using email?

    Also, how can I stop my PC from going straight to the desktop screen when it starts up?
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  10. Posts : 42,507
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #10

    Also, how can I stop my PC from going straight to the desktop screen when it starts up?
    Did you see the tutorial I cited in post #4 - from the huge searchable Tutorials section - do feel free to have a look..


    Is it possible to make a guest account on Windows 10 without using email? - not sure what you mean by the last bit..
    Add Guest Account in Windows 10

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to add a guest account.
    There's no reference to an email address being associated with the guest account.

    Under Option 1 it says:
    5 If you like, you can add a password to this guest account.
    i.e. optional
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