Start Windows 10 without a password – this is how it works

You can remove password on Windows 10 to auto login without login window. We’ll show you step-by-step how it works.

In a nutshell: Remove password – bypass login screen

  1. Open that “Carry out”-Window with Windows key + R.

  2. Give the command


    and press Enter.

  3. Remove the tick next to “Users must enter username and password”.

  4. Confirm your selection by clicking on “Take over”.

  5. You will be prompted for the username and password of the user you want to automatically log on. do this.

  6. Your automatic login is now set up.

In detail: remove password – you have to pay attention to this

To switch off the password query when Windows starts, first press the key combination Windows key + R. In “Carry out”window now give the command


and press Enter. A dialog for managing the system user accounts will then open. Mark the user whose password should no longer be entered.

If no user appears here, it doesn’t matter. In any case, remove the tick next to “Users must enter username and password”, and click OK. You will then have to enter your user name again (if not pre-filled) and your login password (e.g. the password for your Microsoft account) twice.

If you don’t know the username of your current account and the field isn’t pre-filled, press Windows key + R again and enter


into the field. An error message then appears, but at the very beginning of the message there is your user name, which you then enter in Netplwiz without quotation marks.

From the next system restart, the system will start up automatically. Strictly speaking, the Windows password was not removed, but saved.

Windows 10 offers numerous options for convenient login without entering a password


Windows 10 offers numerous options for convenient login without entering a password


You should never do without password protection, especially with notebooks, otherwise your system can easily be misused by strangers if you misplace the device or if it is stolen. If entering the password is too tedious for you, Windows 10 in particular offers a whole range of more convenient alternatives – such as face recognition via Windows Hello, a PIN or an image code.

Webcam instead of entering a password:

More and more Windows 10 users work in the home office and need a webcam for video conferences anyway. If you buy a webcam with Windows Hello support, you can easily log in to Windows 10 using facial recognition. You can find suitable webcams that are compatible with Windows Hello

here at Amazon.

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made this 1080p webcam.

You can activate and configure all of these alternative authentication methods via “Start -> Gear -> Accounts -> Sign-in options”. Only turn off password entry on devices you’re sure no other user can get their hands on.

An extra tip:

So that your system actually starts faster, it is worth taking a look at the programs that start together with Windows 10. So the autostart programs. Right-click the taskbar and then select from the context menu “Task-Manager” out. Change to the tab here “autostart”. This overview now lists programs and services that start together with Windows. For entries you do not want, right-click on them and then select in the context menu “Deactivate” out.

See also:

Forgot Windows password? no problem

Remove Windows 10 password after standby, hibernation or lock screen

If you want to use your PC directly without entering a password after waking it up from standby or hibernation, or after deactivating the lock screen, you can also switch off this query. To do this, click on “Start -> Gear -> Accounts -> Sign-in options”. Now select the entry “Never” under “When should Windows request you to log on again after you’ve been away?”. If you can’t select the option, you probably have Windows Hello enabled. Click “Remove” to unlock the options.

Disable the Windows 10 password entry after hibernation in the system settings


Disable the Windows 10 password entry after hibernation in the system settings

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