Password dilemma - needed for "Log in" but not for Boot up


  1. Posts : 11
    Windows 10
       #1

    Password dilemma - needed for "Log in" but not for Boot up


    I use Windows 10 Home latest edition
    When I turn my PC on, it boots straight into my home screen, without the need for a password or code.
    That’s because I was able to use netplwiz to turn it off.
    However, when I select “Log off” in the Shut Down tab of the Start Menu, the screen blanks to “Signing off” then returns, but requires a password.
    I can get back in using a password, but like for Boot up I don’t want to have to use one.
    What I don’t understand is having successfully achieved no-password for booting up,
    why do I now require one for Log in.
    How can I solve this.
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  2. Posts : 2,885
    Windows 10 Pro for the Bro
       #2

    Technically speaking, if you want to remove the password for the example you stated above, then you can disable your account from having a password.

    So when you boot up your computer, you don't want to type in a password.
    If you log off your account, and want to log back in, then you don't want to type in your password.

    It is best that you completely remove your account's password, since you want to completely avoid typing in your password to log into your account. Correct?
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  3. Posts : 31,238
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #3

    Netplwiz doesn't actually 'turn off' your password. It can set up the PC to sign in with your chosen account name and password at start up, but this only occurs at start up. If you sign out then you'll be asked to choose the account to sign in with (in case there is more than one account on this PC) and to provide its password. Even if you set a blank password for yor account you'll still be asked to click an 'OK' button to sign in, there just won't be a box to type a password.
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  4. Posts : 18,044
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #4

    Hello @1 Reflection,

    Does this help ? > Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup

    I know the above is for Startup, but have a look at the 'Related Tutorials' at the BOTTOM of the above Tutorial [ there are a few ], as they may also be related.

    I hope this helps.
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  5. Posts : 11
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Thank you both for your replies

    pepanee - you understand correctly.

    Bree - you said "Even if you set a blank password for yor account you'll still be asked to click an 'OK' button to sign in, there just won't be a box to type a password." and that is exactly what I am trying to achieve, but I don't know where / how I "set a blank password." Perhaps you could advise please.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Paul Black thanks for your reply.
    There's a lot there, but I'll wait for a reply from Bree,
    because his suggestion promises the simplest solution.
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  6. Posts : 18,044
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #6

    1 Reflection said:
    Paul Black thanks for your reply.
    There's a lot there, but I'll wait for a reply from Bree,
    because his suggestion promises the simplest solution.
    No problem.
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  7. Posts : 16,591
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4046
       #7

    What type of user account is it?
    - Local account?
    - MSAccount-linked user account?
    How to Tell if Local Account or Microsoft Account -TenForumsTutorials

    If it is an MSAccount-linked user account then you must have a password i.e. you cannot achieve what you want.

    If it is a local user account then you can have a blank password i.e. enter nothing in the password box when changing it.
    Change passwords of Local ... Accounts - TenForumsTutorials
    You have to redo the netplwiz steps whenever you change a password - unset then redo the bypass. At one time this was not possible for a blank password but it's years since I last saw that for myself.
    Sign in User Account Automatically - TenForumsTutorials


    Best of luck,
    Denis
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  8. Posts : 31,238
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #8

    1 Reflection said:
    Bree - you said "Even if you set a blank password for yor account you'll still be asked to click an 'OK' button to sign in, there just won't be a box to type a password." and that is exactly what I am trying to achieve, but I don't know where / how I "set a blank password." Perhaps you could advise please.
    If your account is a local account then you can set a blank password. Go to Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options. Click on Password and then on the Change button.

    Password dilemma - needed for "Log in" but not for Boot up-image.png

    You'll be asked for your current password. Then at this screen just leave it blank and click Next.

    Password dilemma - needed for "Log in" but not for Boot up-image.png
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