Deleting the login password from your PC is not a good idea unless you are the only one using the machine. If so, why not remove your password and eliminate this initial step?
Earlier, we discussed how to get rid of the Windows 10 password by changing the system power settings. However, there is a better way to completely remove the need for an alphanumeric sequence, so you never have to type it. We tested this with Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Home and it worked using the October 2018, May 2019, and November 2019 updates. There is also no reason to believe that it will not work on subsequent updates.
We have to reiterate that a password, as well as biometric authentication, or at least one PIN, is still something that adds an extra layer of security, especially if your PC is stolen or lost. But if you are sure these risks do not apply to you, keep reading this article.
First, click on the Windows 10 Start menu and type netplwiz in the search bar and select the program with the same name in the results.
This window provides access to Windows user accounts and many password controls. At the very top, there is a check mark next to the option. Users must enter a username and password to use this computer.. Uncheck this.
When you click on To apply, the system will prompt you for your current password. Enter twice and you're done. The next time you restart your PC, you no longer need to enter your password.
Interestingly, there is no mechanism in netplwiz to really verify the accuracy of the password. If you enter the wrong password in the same way twice, you will see an error message when you restart. Windows will show two accounts, both identical, which will require you to login again. After you do this, go back to netplwiz and type the password correctly.
In an earlier version of this story, a reader pointed out that this technique did not work with his Lenovo PC, although a company tech support representative said so. We have verified this ourselves on a Lenovo PC recently and the method works without problems. Remember that if your PC belongs to an employer, your company administrator may be able to enforce a password using the Windows Group Policy Editor, and this trick may not work or may be inaccessible to you.
One last thing: If you like to have some security on your PC but hate passwords, we recently showed you how to log in to Windows using a PIN. Or sign in with Windows Hello. If your PC supports it, your face or fingerprint can easily login.