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Start Windows without password – How it works

Are you tired of constantly having to enter your Windows password, even though your computer is well protected at home and nobody has unauthorized access? Then we have the right tutorial for you here. This means that in the future, Windows will no longer ask you to change the password again, and you are again obliged to think of a new one. There are good reasons for the Windows password, but this applies primarily to Windows computers that are located at a workstation where unauthorized persons would otherwise have access.

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Start Windows without password – How it works

Are you tired of constantly having to enter your Windows password, even though your computer is well protected at home and nobody has unauthorized access? Then we have the right tutorial for you here. This means that in the future, Windows will no longer ask you to change the password again, and you are again obliged to think of a new one. There are good reasons for the Windows password, but this applies primarily to Windows computers that are located at a workstation where unauthorized persons would otherwise have access.

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Windows Automatic Login

Windows Automatic Login

As said, it is possible to start Windows without a password, but this can pose a security risk as anyone with physical access to the computer can access it without restrictions.

If you still want to start Windows without a password, there are several methods you can use:

  • Automatic login: Windows offers a feature called “Automatic login” that allows you to log in automatically without having to enter a password each time. To enable this feature, press Windows + R key combination and type “netplwiz“. Click OK to open the User Accounts window. Select the account you want to log in automatically and uncheck the “Users must enter username and password” check box. Enter the account password to verify it and click OK.
  • Disabling password protection: You can also disable password protection entirely by changing your account settings. Go to Settings by pressing Windows + I key combination and click on “Accounts“. Select the account you want to disable the password for and click Sign-in Options. Select “Password” and click “Change“. Enter the account’s current password and leave the New Password field blank. Click “OK” to remove the password.

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Windows Passwort deaktivieren
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Ultimately, it doesn’t matter which of the two options you use. At least from that point on, there will finally be peace and your Windows computer will start completely without entering a password. And he will no longer ask you to change your password again.

As said, it is possible to start Windows without a password, but this can pose a security risk as anyone with physical access to the computer can access it without restrictions.

If you still want to start Windows without a password, there are several methods you can use:

  • Automatic login: Windows offers a feature called “Automatic login” that allows you to log in automatically without having to enter a password each time. To enable this feature, press Windows + R key combination and type “netplwiz“. Click OK to open the User Accounts window. Select the account you want to log in automatically and uncheck the “Users must enter username and password” check box. Enter the account password to verify it and click OK.
  • Disabling password protection: You can also disable password protection entirely by changing your account settings. Go to Settings by pressing Windows + I key combination and click on “Accounts“. Select the account you want to disable the password for and click Sign-in Options. Select “Password” and click “Change“. Enter the account’s current password and leave the New Password field blank. Click “OK” to remove the password.

see fig. (click to enlarge)

Windows Passwort deaktivieren
Windows Anmeldung aendern

Ultimately, it doesn’t matter which of the two options you use. At least from that point on, there will finally be peace and your Windows computer will start completely without entering a password. And he will no longer ask you to change your password again.

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Michael W. SuhrDipl. Betriebswirt | Webdesign- und Beratung | Office Training
After 20 years in logistics, I turned my hobby, which has accompanied me since the mid-1980s, into a profession, and have been working as a freelancer in web design, web consulting and Microsoft Office since the beginning of 2015. On the side, I write articles for more digital competence in my blog as far as time allows.

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