moderated Re: Bypassing the log on screen in Windows 10 20-04
To Turn Off the Password Entry Requirement under Win8 or Win10
Note: Anybody who turns the computer on can get into the desktop screen directly if there is only one account on the computer. If there is more than one then they can get access to the desktop by selecting any account that has password login turned off.
Please follow the below steps to skip the password entry screen for a specific account:
1. Open the Run Command box by simultaneously pressing Windows Key and R keys (Windows Key+R). In the Run dialog box, type Netplwiz and then press Enter key.
OR Open a Command Prompt window and enter the command: control userpasswords2 and hit Enter.
2. You will be presented with the User Accounts dialog, select the user account for which you wish to turn off password login and then uncheck the checkbox labeled Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.
3. Click Apply button to see Automatically sign in box.
4. On the "Automatically sign in box" confirm your credentials and then click OK. Restart the computer and check.
Steps 3 and 4 are critical. If you omit them you will not have the password login turned off and everything will remain as it had been.
CAUTION: If you do the above, and decide to change your password, make sure you follow the instructions above to change it as outlined above before you restart your computer again or you will have effectively locked yourself out, as your automatic sign in will fail because it still has your old password.
On 7/22/2020 4:27 AM, Dave Durber wrote: