Windows 10: Remove Lock-screen & Sign-in page on Windows 10 laptop Solved

  1.    01 Jun 2017 #1

    Remove Lock-screen & Sign-in page on Windows 10 laptop


    This solution works for Windows 10 Home, Version 1607, OS build 14393.1198.
    To remove Lock-screen & Sign-in page in Win 10 Home (i.e. go straight to Desktop from Startup or Sleep mode) you must first set up a password, even though you don’t require it, in order to get the “Require sign-in” option to appear above the “Windows Hello” in Sign-in options.
    1 Go to the “Password” option. Enter a password & confirm.
    2 Restart computer. The lock screen followed by the sign-in page will appear. Use the password to open Windows then go to Settings/Accounts/Sign-in and select “Never” under “Require sign-in”.
    3 Right click the windows icon on the left of the taskba rand click Run. Enter “netplwiz” and click OK. Uncheck “Users must enter username and password to use this computer”.
    4 When restarting computer it will go straight to Desktop.
    Last edited by scottrh1; 02 Jun 2017 at 02:44.
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  2.    01 Jun 2017 #2

    hi
    scottrh1 said: View Post
    This solution works for Windows 10 Home, Version 1607, OS build 14393.1198.
    To remove Lock-screen & Sign-in page in Win 10 Home (i.e. go straight to Desktop from Startup or Sleep mode) you must first set up a password, even though you don’t require it, in order to get the “Require sign-in” option to appear above the “Windows Hello” in Sign-in options.
    1 Go to the “Password” option. Enter a password & confirm.
    2 Restart computer. The lock screen followed by the sign-in page will appear. Use the password to open Windows then go to Settings/Accounts/Sign-in and select “Never” under “Require sign-in”.
    3 Right click the windows icon on the left of the taskbarand click Run. Enter “netplwiz” and click OK. Uncheck “Users must enter username and password to use this computer”.
    4 When restarting computer it will go straight to Desktop.
    This works for any version BUT does not remove lockscreen at startup if user wants a password at startup, which is the focus of this tutorial.

    In addition, for a local account user who wants to autologin, simply do not set a password - no need to use netplwiz.
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  3.    01 Jun 2017 #3

    Hi
    If no password is set the "Require sign-in" option is missing.
    Using the solution described above, windows goes directly to the desk top at startup.
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  5.    01 Jun 2017 #5

    scottrh1 said: View Post
    Hi
    If no password is set the "Require sign-in" option is missing.
    Using the solution described above, windows goes directly to the desk top at startup.
    Not everybody wants to autologin for security.

    It isdumb but you have to temporarily set a password in order to see the never box to remove need for password!
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  6.    01 Jun 2017 #6

    Guru I agree but there doesn't seem to be any other way to get the "Require sign-in" option to appear in order to then set it to "Never" so that no password is required. Dumb windows programming!
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       01 Jun 2017 #7

    scottrh1 said: View Post
    Guru I agree but there doesn't seem to be any other way to get the "Require sign-in" option to appear in order to then set it to "Never" so that no password is required. Dumb windows programming!
    The "Require sign-in" setting is only for when the PC wakes up from sleep.

    Turn On or Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup in Windows 10 Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
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  •    02 Jun 2017 #8

    If you do step 3 (run netplwix, etc) then it works with start-up as well. Also works with the new Windows 10 Creators update.
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  •    02 Jun 2017 #9

    scottrh1 said: View Post
    If you do step 3 (run netplwix, etc) then it works with start-up as well. Also works with the new Windows 10 Creators update.
    You are missing the point - not everybody wants to autologin for security reasons.
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  •    02 Jun 2017 #10

    Correct, but as the thread title suggests, it is for folk who don't need security & wish to remove the lock-screen and sign-in page in order to access the desk-top immediately.
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