Windows 10 How to remove password from Start screen

After signing in to Microsoft to give feedback I now have to keep signing in with my Microsoft password in order to use my laptop.

In addition, the name for my Admin account is changed and now shows my entire email account address on the start-up screen. 

After reading a few post I went to Windows +R, entered -> control userpasswords2 -> OK. 

But notice the box is unchecked, that requires a password for users.

What should I do so that only my Name shows as Administrator, and I do not want to have to continually enter a password.

Note: This all happened after I was asked to sign in with an Outlook Account, which I initially did not have.

I can not see myself using outlook but created one as I thought it was part of the feedback process.

Thanks

Re:  “Windows 10 How to remove password from Start screen”                                                                                       http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-start/windows-10-how-to-remove-password-from-start/b8dee9e9-cac7-4558-a421-2c963c5e115b

After having posted the above questions I received an email from Microsoft titled:

“Welcome to Windows 10 Getting Started Series,

Learn about the Get Started app, navigating your device, and support.”

 

In short, I do not want to know anymore about Windows 10.  In my estimation, and after reading endless complaints in the feedback page, the product was launched with many flaws in hopes that end users test-drive it—while providing feedback

that will, no doubt, help Microsoft with a new Windows product.

 

The download may have been free but the time it has taken many end users to fix issues, related to Windows 10, is not.

 

So I have to ask again the following...

 

Question:

#1. In Windows 10 “Windows Credentials” is it possible to Edit or Remove the log-in password so that one is not obligated to enter a password every time one opens a computer?

 

If not....

 

#2. If I revert to Windows 8.1, will the system revert to how it started up before i.e. I did not need to enter a password in order to get onto the start windows screen?

 

I would appreciate a response that is going to work and not further me any more lose of time

Hi,

Welcome to Microsoft Community and thank you for posting your query.

Sorry for the inconvenience caused to you. Let me help you to fix the issue.

Based in the description, please be informed that if you are using Microsoft account you need to log-in using password due to security protection. If you are not using Microsoft account you will not able to use lots of the Windows features. Follow the below steps to disable the password.

  1. Go to settings and click on Accounts.

  2. Click on Your Account on the left pane and click on Sign in with a local account.

  3. Enter the password and follow the on screen instruction to convert the account to local account. 

To remove the password try the below steps.

  1. Now Press Windows key + R, type netplwiz and press Enter.

  2. Click on the user account and uncheck the box User must enter a user name and password to use this computer and click on OK.

 Hope this helps. Keep posting us with the status we will be glad to help you.  

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Hi,           

To set an account to automatically logon :


Right Click the Start Button     OR    use WinKey + X


select Command Prompt (Admin)   OR   Windows PowerShell (Admin)  -
type in -->  control userpasswords2


(OR use WinKey + R = Run     Or   you can type in --> netplwiz )


All will get you to the same place.


Then uncheck "User must enter a user name and password to use this computer".


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More methods & information to use if needed :


How to Automatically Sign in to User Account at Startup in Windows 10
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3539-sign-user-account-automatically-windows-10-startup.html

How To Automatically Logon To Windows 10 or Windows 8
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows-8/fl/auto-logon-windows-8.htm

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Also you probably want to change these :

In Cortana or the Search box type -->  Control Panel                                 then "Power Options"       OR       Start - Settings - System - Power & Sleep - Upper Right "Additional power settings "


"Choose what the power buttons do" OR "Choose what closing the lid does" - Change settings that are currently unavailable - tick Don't require a password.


Start button - Settings - Personalization - Lock Screen - Scroll down to

Screen Saver Settings - click it - untick "On resume, display logon screen".

Start button - Settings - Accounts -Sign-in Options - Require Sign-in - set
to Never.


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Alternative login with a pin :

If you are using a Microsoft Account then you have to have a password though
you can use a PIN. (Removing the login also dramatically reduces your Microsoft
account security).

Start - Settings - Accounts - Sign-in options - PIN

Or you can change your account type :

How to change account type
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6917-account-type-change-windows-10-a.html

Or add another LOCAL account :

Start - Settings - Accounts - Your Account - you can add a Microsoft
Account or a Work or School Account.

OR Same place - Family & other user

How to Add a New User Account in Windows 10
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5440-user-account-add-windows-10-a.html

Hope this helps.
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Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP <- profile - Windows and Devices for IT : Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.

Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP - Windows Insider MVP 2016 - current
Windows and Devices for IT 2009 - 2020

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This is a reply to all who have attempted to assist me in this matter. 

#1.  I do not know whether or not I am using a Microsoft Account, all I know is that in signing into Outlook for the first time, ever, I entered my yahoo email.

This action caused two things to happen.

Issue #1a) I now have an App that is titled “People” which when I click on it I see ALL of my contacts that are kept on my Windows phone.

Note: I do not like this because I would think that if my laptop is stolen, anyone who gets access to this app will see my contacts.

Question#1a: I need to know if deleting this app will solve this issue.

Issue #1b) When I turn on the computer the first screen I see has my Name & complete Yahoo email address. 

Note: Initial technical support from the company I purchased the computer were able to make it that upon first opening a log-in password was not necessary, however, this has changed and ‘now’ everyone who uses the computer has to enter a password. I don't know what they did but it worked.

The following do not have “require a password” box clicked

  • Control Panel - Power Options - Require a password on wake-up  
  • Start button - Settings - Personalization - Lock Screen - Scroll down to Screen Saver Settings
  • Start button - Settings - Accounts -Sign-in Options - Require Sign-in

Issue #2) I have searched my computer to find where my yahoo email is stored and have found it AND a listed password code in Control Panel -> Credential Manager -> Windows Credentials.

Question #2: I see an option to Edit or Remove it —but I need to know what is the right thing to do.

Summary: Having to log-in with a password makes me feel that Microsoft is controlling how I use the computer “I” purchased, and “I” do not like this. 

As soon as I iron out this issue with the password I intend on turning back the clock, to the former Windows that came installed.  I will only reconsider Windows 10 upgrade as July 2016 nears closer.

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Hello,

 

Please be informed the new thread which you created was deleted because the issue was same.

 

I understand that you don’t want to enter password every time you start your computer.

 

Did you switch the User account from local to Microsoft account when you upgraded to Windows 10?

 

Please do not edit or remove any options in the Windows Credentials.

 

If you want to remove the contacts from the people app, you may follow the below link and check.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/windows-8/people-app-faq

(The above link also applies to Windows 10)

 

Please be informed that yahoo address can also be associated with Microsoft account, you cannot rollback to Windows 8.1 if it has been more than a 30days since you upgraded to Windows 10.

 

You may also follow the below steps to check if you are using Microsoft account.

1. In the search option type “Settings” and press enter.

2. Now select Accounts.

3. Select Your Email and Accounts.

4. In the Right side, if you see “manage my Microsoft Account”, then you are using a Microsoft account and you can’t set automatic login.

 

However if it is a local account, you may please follow the suggestion given by Billion Debbarma and SpiritX MS MVP to setup automatic login.

 

Hope the information helps. Do reply if you need further assistance.

 

Thank you.

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I am unable to change the setting..

I have to sign in every time I start the computer.

When I follow instruction, nothing happens...what now?

I pressed window key+R .   I typed netplwiz and pressed enter.

Not working.

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Hello,

Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

1. Are you using Microsoft account or Local account?

2. When you type netplwiz and press enter in the run command, do you see user account window?

3. Did you try the suggestion given by SpiritX MS MVP?

Please get back with the above information to assist you better.

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