Since Windows 10 is very security-oriented operating system, it requires you to enter a password of your Microsoft account before login, just like it was the case in Windows 8.x. But, if you’re the only person using the computer, this can become annoying over time, and you might want to start your computer automatically. So, if you belong to this category, we have a solution.
This action is actually very simple and it doesn’t require any registry hacks or tweaks, all you need to do is to change a couple of settings in your User Account.
Here’s exactly what you need to do to prevent Windows 10 from requesting a password of your Microsoft account every time you turn your computer on:
- Go to Search, type netplwiz and hit Enter
- Uncheck Users must enter a username and password to use this computer
- Enter and repeat your password and click OK
- Restart your computer and it should sign in automatically, without requesting a password
If you change your mind and decide to turn on password request at login again, you just repeat the process, so go to netplwiz and check ‘Users must enter a username and password to use this computer’ again. Simple and easy.
We advise you to perform this action only if you’re one hundred percent sure that no one else will use your computer, because it will leave it completely unprotected, so if you’re using Windows 10 at work, keeping your computer safe is the better idea for sure.
This method also works in Windows 8, so if you’re still using that operating system, you now know how to get rid of password request at login.
If you have any other Windows 10-related problems, you can search for the solution in our Windows 10 Fix section.