1.    15 Jul 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10

    How to set up no pass login for 2 accounts on 1 computer


    Hi,

    A couple days ago I did the upgrade to windows 10 from 7 for my parents on their computer.

    The way it was set up in Win 7, after startup you would see a screen with their 2 profile pics and it was easy to just click one and log in. Neither had a password to enter. After the upgrade, my father's account started asking for a password. Years ago he had opened a Hotmail account and Windows apparently links that MS online password to win 10 and started requiring it. Luckily he remembered it and has been able to log in.

    The problem is they want things to work the way they did before. They want to log in and switch accounts during the day without my father having to enter a password each time.

    I have already tried going to Settings>Accounts>Sign in options and switching the "Require sign-in" setting to never. This didn't seen to do anything.

    I also did the Run>netplwiz then uncheck the User must enter password box for My father's account.

    Now after shutdown, the computer logs into my Dad's account automatically and bypasses the login screen so my mother has to switch to her account from my Dad's. Then when switching back from mother's to father's account again windows asks for father's password again! It's frustrating as hell.

    All they want is for both of them to be able to boot up and click on their account to log in and switch between them without passwords. Is this possible in Windows 10 and if so, how?
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  2.    15 Jul 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    PA, USA
    Posts : 476
    Windows 10 Pro (Mix of Builds) / Linux Mint

    Run as admin -> netplwiz

    Uncheck for each account not to require a logon, and then enter respective pwd for each.
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  3.    15 Jul 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by RWOne View Post
    Run as admin -> netplwiz

    Uncheck for each account not to require a logon, and then enter respective pwd for each.
    A quote from my post above:

    I also did the Run>netplwiz then uncheck the User must enter password box for My father's account.

    Now after shutdown, the computer logs into my Dad's account automatically and bypasses the login screen so my mother has to switch to her account from my Dad's. Then when switching back from mother's to father's account again windows asks for father's password again! It's frustrating as hell.
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  4.    16 Jul 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Convert both accounts to local accounts :

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html

    Then remove any passwords from the local accounts.
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  5.    17 Jul 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Convert both accounts to local accounts :

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html

    Then remove any passwords from the local accounts.

    OK, I changed both accounts to local, then removed the passwords, and netplwiz>User must enter password box is checked, but I get a strange result. On boot up now windows gets to the log in screen but now there is a login prompt that says "Other User" and it has a password field. The two accounts on the system are not shown until I click the ">" arrow next to the empty password field under the "Other User" login icon. Then the two existing accounts show up in the lower left corner of the screen and can be selected.

    Any ideas?
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  6.    17 Jul 2016 #6
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro

    It appears as if the fix involves editing the registry. Are you up for that?

    Each user on the computer gets their own folder under C:\Users. Open file explorer and look in C:\Users. Look for the user folders that appear to have the names for the user accounts you want to keep. Take note of what those folder names are.

    Press the Windows icon key + R to launch the run dialog
    Then type in regedit.exe and press Enter
    Navigate to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList]
    If you want to, create a backup of the ProfileList key by exporting it.
    ProfileList will contain many subkeys named similar to S-1-5-21-3623811015-3361044348-30300820-1013
    Each should contain at least the three value-sets: Flags, ProfileImagePath, and State. Some keys can contain more, but these are the minimum contents.
    ProfileImagePath will show the path to the user profile folder. You will usually have one for each user on the system, and one for each of the three system entries SystemProfile, LocalService, and NetworkService (these are the first three, shorter keys. Keep these three keys.)
    Delete any key (i.e. the whole S-1-x-xx-… folder) that does not contain at least those three values (Flags, ProfileImagePath, and State)
    Delete any key (i.e. the whole S-1-x-xx-… folder) that shows a path to a user folder that does not match the folders under C:\Users that you want to keep.
    Delete the key called .DEFAULT, if it exists

    Close the registry editor and restart the computer.

    This is what my C:\Users folder looks like:

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    This is what the registry key for my user account looks like:

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    If I had any entries under the ProfileList other than the three short ones, and the entry for my user account pointing to my user folder, I would delete those.
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