How to Disable Passwords in Windows 10, 8 and 7

By | December 6, 2021
How to Disable Passwords in Windows 10, 8 and 7

In this article I share to learn how to disable password prompts in Windows 10, 8 or 7. How to remove a password or account and make Windows 10 on boot automatically go directly to the desktop screen, without having to enter a login and password.

In Windows 10, the lock screen appears automatically if the user account is password protected or if the computer is used by multiple people, each of whom has their own account to log in to.

The lock screen that pops up from time to time might be too lazy to enter a password for some people and affect your productivity by having to type in passwords again and again, if your job involves taking short breaks from the computer. That’s why people often try to disable the Windows 10 lock screen especially if your desktop computer is used for personal use by one job, or when account for other users can be deleted, and you can use the computer from time to time. Single owner account.

There are some simple methods to achieve that and disable the permanent password prompt that appears on the lock screen Windows each time the operating system boots to the desktop at once. Let’s discuss how:

Easy way to disable password on Windows screen by changing account settings

To remove the lock screen and get rid of the ones that appear here and there in Windows, all you need is to follow these simple steps.

Use keyboard shortcuts Windows + R to open a dialog box RUN. Type the command netplwiz into the open field and click OK or Enter on the keyboard to enter commands.


The operating system will give access to the settings to the system windowUser Accounts. These settings are used to grant or deny access to the computer, change passwords, and change other options. On tab Users uncheck the box Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer and click Apply bottom right corner.

user accounts

Then the operating system will display a new pop-up window automatically sign in suggesting to specify a specific name and password for the user whose account data will be used for permanent automatic login to Windows without involving the lock screen. Fill in the appropriate fields – User name , Password and Confirm Password, then click OK, and click OK again the previous window to save the changes that have been made to the user account settings.

automatically sign-in

For the changes to take effect, the operating system must be restarted, click the Start button in the lower left corner of your desktop, on the Taskbar and click Power button on the left. From the available list, click Restart, and the operating system will reboot.

When your laptop or computer restarts, the computer will enter Windows automatically without displaying the lock screen.

Disable password prompt on startup by reset

As a rule, user accounts with administrator rights are used to work in Windows 10, 8 or 7 to enjoy all the Features of the operating system. You can remove the password for the account to enable direct system login without having to stop for the lock screen.

warning! I strongly advise users not to delete the password to the administrator account as doing so will greatly reduce the level of system protection and allow viruses and other malware to infiltrate the operating system easily and access whatever they want.

However, if you are completely comfortable with such a situation and are not worried about the possible risk of a dangerous virus, here are the steps:

Notes : The sequence of actions required to remove the administrator account password in different versions of Windows may differ depending on whether or not your version includes system application settings. Below, I list two methods to reset the password for the two versions Windows different.

Remove administrator account password with Settings

open Settings Windows – in the main Settings window, select Accounts, on the Accounts tab select Sign-in options.

On the right, on the Password click Change.

change options

The User Account control system will open a new window: it will ask you to confirm your right to change this account, by entering the current password. Enter the password into the appropriate field.

current password

When the system checks the password and verifies it, you will see the window “Change your password“new: type anything into the field New password and Reenter password.

new password

Then click Next to continue and Finish to save the changes you have made.

local account

After everything is done, restart the computer and the computer will log in automatically, without displaying the Windows password screen.

Remove administrator account password with Control Panel

In Windows 7 there is no Settings to manage everything, if you delete the password with the Control Panel system.

To access Control Panel, click Start and select the appropriate row on the right.

In the window that opens look in the upper right corner to find the line View by, click the arrow to display the nested menu, and select Category.

Now the Control Panel elements will be displayed in a different way. View section User Accounts and Family Safety, in charge of configuring accounts, passwords and parental controls, click the info Add or remove user accounts.

In the new window that appears titled Choose the account you would like to change, click on administrator account.

One more page opens to allow you to change this particular account: click on the info Change the password.

You will see a new page for changing your password, with several fields to fill in. Start with Current password by typing the password you are currently using, and leaving the field New password and Confirm new password intentionally empty. Now press Change password and your settings will take effect immediately.

Now close the window Control Panel, restart your computer and make sure the operating system boots to the desktop immediately, without sending you to the Windows lock screen.

how to disable password prompt when wake your PC from Sleep

Just like in the previous section of the article, the method used to disable the password prompt when turning your PC on from Sleep differs depending on the version Windows you’re using and whether that version includes Settings . That’s why here will explain the method to disable password prompt in Windows 10 and Windows 7 which is different with the system application used.

How to disable password prompts on wake from sleep in Windows 10.

Go to Settings, select Sign-in options, in section Require sign-in, change to never.

never setting

Scroll the mouse until you find dynamic lock, uncheck on Allow Windows to automatically…..

dynamic lock

Next close the Settings window.

How to disable password prompts on wake from sleep in Windows 7.

On Windows 7, you must use Control Panel.

open Control Panel, scroll down until you can select Power Options.

power options

On the new page Select a power plan, see the options you use, then select Change plan settings.

change pla settings

In the next window select Change advanced power settings.

advanced power settings

A new window will appear showing all the settings related to your PC’s power management. You may need to click the info Change settings that are currently unavailable to access the full list of settings.

Minimize on options Balanced, on choice Require a password on wakeup set to No, then click Apply to save the power plan settings you just changed.

Now the operating system will not ask for your password on start, and will return to the working state automatically.