How-to Skip Login screen in Windows 10

Are you the only user of your system and don’t want to be prompted for a your credentials every single time you logon? Then you can easily disable this by disabling that users need to enter credentials before they can use the system.

Windows 10: Logon Screen
Windows 10: Logon Screen
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Disabling the need for a password to use the computer

Starting Netplwiz

Method 1:

1. Open start and type netplwiz then click on Netplwiz.

Windows 10 Start: Netplwiz
Windows 10 Start: Netplwiz

Method 2:

1. Press the Windows + R key at the same time, then in the run window type Netplwiz and hit enter.

Windows 10: Run Netplwiz
Windows 10: Run Netplwiz

Step 2

2. Click on the user you wish to automatically sign into 

3. Uncheck the box: Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer

Windows 10: Changing Netplwiz settings
Windows 10: Changing Netplwiz settings

4. Now click Apply and enter the password for this account (if it had one)

Enter Password
Enter Password

5. Now click OK and click OK again.

Windows should now no longer ask for a username and password after it booted.

[symple_box color=”black” fade_in=”false” float=”center” text_align=”left” width=””] This does not disable the requirement for a password after the computer is started from standby or hibernation. To disable that read this article
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Yuri Pustjens
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2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Windows
Yuri specializes in troubleshooting (crash analysis and devices), system resource utilisation and system performance. He is also very interested in Customer Security. Yuri can be found as Windows Community Moderator and Wiki Author on Microsoft Answers and is active on different communities all across the web.

6 comments

  1. I had mine setup this way then for some reason it reverted. So I went back into Netplwiz and the box was UNCHECKED…yet it was still requiring me to input password. So I checked, unchecked then it asked for my PW to verify…now it’s not asking again. Still sick of the strong-arm tactics for passwords.

  2. since an upgrade on windows 10 this week, I cannot get netplwiz to work, before the upgrade it worked ok , is there any other way to get rid of password, I am only user on this PC no one else lives here

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