How to Remove Windows 10 Password From Start Screen

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Windows 10 is finally here, YAY! In my opinion it takes all the best of 7 and 8 and combines them. So far I am really loving it.

A friend asked me on Facebook if it still has the password feature. Unfortunately yes. I switched mine to a pin to make it easier but she let me know that the person she was asking for didn’t want anything. So, I took my techy butt off to the internet and figured out how to remove it.

Disclaimer- Please make sure you follow all of the instructions 🙂 I did this myself and it works perfectly. If you are not tech savvy, let someone who is do it so there are no issues. But hopefully my screenshots will turn you into a “removing the password from Windows 10 start screen” machine!!

To see the images more clearly, click on them. They will open up to a larger size 🙂

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Step #1

Right click on your Windows icon in your task bar.

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Step #2

Enter “netplwiz” exactly as I have it in the command prompt. Click okay.

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Step #3

Uncheck the box that says a user must enter a password. Then click apply.

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Step #4

Enter your password and then enter it again. Click ok and then click okay again. ( Where I have them circled).

Restart your computer. When it comes back it will automatically enter it for you and start.

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I know entering a password can be frustrating and personally I would recommend using at least the 4 digit pin. Your computer is connected to your Microsoft account. Without a password you leave yourself vulnerable. It may not be a big deal on a home computer but I would definitely NOT remove the password or PIN function from a laptop. You never know what may happen and it is better safe than sorry.

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Bobbie

Bobbie is a handbag addict who has a passion for product reviews, tech, and food. Her first loves are her daughters, Dakotah and Alianna. Her second loves are bacon and coffee. Lots of bacon and coffee.

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Bobbie is a handbag addict who has a passion for product reviews, tech, and food. Her first loves are her daughters, Dakotah and Alianna. Her second loves are bacon and coffee. Lots of bacon and coffee.