Disable password login in Windows 8 /10 in 4 easy steps

Typing Windows password every time you login windows is annoying for some. It’s a usual practice in a work environment or if you share your computer with friends or family. If you want to disable password login in Windows 10, follow the steps below.

Disable password login in Windows 8/10

To boot automatically into the Windows desktop without having to login first:

  1. Type ‘netplwiz’ (without quotes) into the Search Windows box (For Windows 8, use the Search Charm to search for netplwiz. In the Apps section, click or tap netplwiz)
  2. Choose a Windows account then uncheck the box adjacent ‘Users must enter a username and password…’ and click Apply.
  3. Enter your password twice when asked.
  4. Click OK to save the changes.

Voila! You may need to reboot your computer for these changes to take effect.

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If you’re uncomfortable with automatic login or decide you need to protect your computer again. Just reverse the procedure above to enable password login.

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Enable password login in Windows 10

To enable password login, we just re-check the box. You won’t be asked for the password when re-enabling but the rest of the procedure is just the same.

  1. Type ‘netplwiz’ into the Search Windows box.
  2. Check the box adjacent ‘Users must enter a username and password…’ and click Apply.
  3. Click OK to save the changes.

After you reboot, you should be prompted by the familiar Windows login screen again. Enter your password to finish booting into the Windows desktop.