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

You need to be signed in to an Administrator to execute these steps.

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.

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
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.
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  • Erik
    March 14, 2018 at 11:05 am

    highly helpful article !

  • Hoàng Anh
    May 1, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    This article is so great and useful !!! I did successfully. Thank you very much !!

  • Keith
    December 1, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Excellent thanks

  • John
    July 31, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    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.

  • robin
    April 25, 2016 at 6:37 am

    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

  • A. Man
    September 20, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    Thank you for this article, its weird how Windows 10 almost gives us no choice but to sign in every time on our own computers.

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