W10.... Disable Password

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  1. Posts : 340
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
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    W10.... Disable Password


    For some reason, I cannot disable the password at start up, on laptop No. 3......I've done it on the others, but can't on this one......tried netplwiz, control userpasswords2, Regedit, using both Microsoft account, and Local account........most annoying !!
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  2. Posts : 42,510
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #2

    Presumably you have looked at these which appear to be the relevant ones:
    Enable or Disable Passwordless Sign-in for Microsoft Accounts
    Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup


    You may also care to review/search the comments following to find relevant ideas.

    Is the acct in question a local or MS account?
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  3. Posts : 340
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I have tried it with both local, and Microsoft accounts.....

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    I'm afraid I have rather messed things up.......I decided to re-install Windows, but stopped it while in progress, as it seemed to be stuck on "Getting things ready"........it now shows this message, but clicking on O.K seems to send it on an endless merry go round.......tried booting from installation USB, to no avail......is all lost, or is there anything I can do ?......W10.... Disable Password-photo0975.jpg
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  4. Posts : 42,510
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #4

    Restart your clean install, ensuring you delete all partitions part of the O/S.

    If your PC has a boot menu to select the boot device, use that rather than boot priority to avoid issues with rebooting from the installation boot disk.
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  5. Posts : 340
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
    Thread Starter
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    Mmmhhh, managed to get in to recovery mode, and trying the install again......fingers crossed !!........EDIT.....just wondering how long the "Getting things Ready" stage is supposed to last ?........

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    Well, managed to re-install W10......now back to the original question......how to bypass that password ?.......
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  6. Posts : 42,510
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
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    Post #2
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  7. Posts : 2,147
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit v22H2
       #7

    When you reinstalled Windows 10 and it asked for a password did you enter one? I haven't installed Windows 10 in a long time. It seems you can just hit enter when you are asked for a password. How can it ask for a password if you don't have one?
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  8. Posts : 340
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Not a password as such.....but a PIN No........it won't let you past the option without entering one.........
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  9. Posts : 31,208
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
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    Del 80 said:
    ........it won't let you past the option without entering one.........
    The simplest way to avoid the sign in screen at start up is to set up Windows with a local account that has no password.

    Unfortunately your specs say you have 10 Home, and Home will insist on you setting up with a Microsoft account after a clean install. The way to get round this is not to connect to the internet while installing.

    If you are installing the Window 10 Home edition of version 20H2 and want to use a local account instead of a Microsoft account, then you will need to temporarily disconnect your computer from the Internet until installation has finished.

    If you do not disconnect from the Internet before starting Windows Setup, you will only have the option to set up Windows 10 with a Microsoft account available.

    Clean Install Windows 10
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  10. Posts : 340
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
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    O.k thanks, I will try that......strange though that I have bypassed the passwords on the three other laptops......all running the same system......

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    Well, I have managed to do it.....nearly......switched to a local account, using Settings.....Accounts......Your Info......Set up local Account.......it STILL asks me to sign in, but works by just clicking on it, because there is no password.......work in progress now to disable the Lock Screen.......what a learning curve !!.....EDIT.....O.k, so I meant the sign in screen, but all sorted now.......this time netplwiz showed the "don't require a password" option, whereas before it didn't, clicked on it, and away we go...... many thanks for the replies.......
    Last edited by Del 80; 24 Apr 2023 at 20:27.
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