One of my users come to my office and asked me to disable the login screen in Windows.
If you’re running Windows 8 or Windows 10, your account is tied up to your Live account.
When you login you have to enter your password, same as your Hotmail/Outlook/Skype and Windows App Store.
This password is the only way preventing unauthorised access to your PC. Previously I have covered Create a Shortcut to Lock Your Computer. If this is not important to you, there is a simple way to disable it. Here’s how.
Note: This method works on Windows Vista or later versions
- Click the Start and type run on the search box (for Windows 8 or Windows 10 Right-click the Start button and select the Run command).
- Type netplwiz and hit enter.
- This will open the User Accounts window. If you have several different accounts configured, choose the one that you would like to to skip the login and password screen when your computer start up.
- Uncheck the ‘Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer’ and click Apply.
- A new window will appear enter and confirm your password and click OK.
Once is done close the User Accounts Window and restart your computer. You will see you no longer have to enter a password to start using it.
Disabling the password has pros and cons, so be mindful that you’re taking a layer of security off your system and trading it in for convenience by doing this.
Please leave your comments below with your thoughts or alternative methods.