How to remove login password for users in Windows 11/10

A password for logging in to your computer helps protect your computer and user files from other users. However, we can’t deny that it adds a step when trying to log into your computer. Therefore, some users may want to remove the password and log into their computer immediately. So the question is how to remove or disable passwords for users in Windows 11/10? If you are wondering the same, here is a quick guide.

How to disable or remove login password for users in Windows 11/10

Why is disabling passwords not a good idea?

Before you disable your Windows password, you should know that it can put your computer at risk. When multiple users share your computer, they can easily access it and view your files, browsing history, and more. Moreover, if you lose your laptop, unauthorized users will gain access to your files, which can lead to identity theft and other threats.

But if you want to use Windows without a password, you can create a guest account. A guest account will allow you to access and use your computer normally. But it won’t let you install programs, change PC settings, or access private files.

How to disable or remove login password for users in Windows 11/10

Now you know the risks of disabling the password on your computer. Second question, how do I remove my login password? Well, there are three ways to disable or remove login password for users. These are:

  • Using netplwiz (local account)
  • Using Windows settings (local account)
  • Remove the login password using the command line

Make sure you are using an administrator account to follow these suggestions.

Remove login password with Netplwiz (local account)

users must enter a username and password to use this computer

  • Press Windows key + R to launch Run.
  • Type netplwiz and press Enter.
  • Uncheck the box here The user must enter a username and password to use this computer option. (If you don’t see the option, you should disable Windows Hello from settings).
  • Click Apply > OK.
  • A pop-up window will now appear. Click OK without making any changes.

That’s all. You will now be able to disable the Windows logon screen and log into Windows automatically.

COUNCIL: See this post if the User must enter a username and password to use this computer.

Remove login password using Windows settings (local account)

sign in to a local account instead

You can also switch to a local Windows account to disable the password. To do this, follow these steps:

  • Press Windows key + I to launch Settings.
  • Go to Accounts > Your Information.
  • Click on Sign in to a local account instead.
  • Click Next and enter your Windows login password.
  • You will then be asked to enter and re-enter your password, leave these fields black and click Next.
  • Finally, click the Exit and Finish button.

After that, your Windows will no longer use your Microsoft account. Instead, you can automatically sign in to your computer without going to the sign-in screen.

Disable login password using the command line

You can also use the command line or terminal in Windows to remove the password; To do this, follow these steps:

Remove user password from Terminal in Windows

  • Go to Windows Search.
  • Type CMD, right-click on it, and select “Run as administrator.”
  • Run this command to view all accounts:
net user
  • Then run the following command to change the account password. Don’t forget to change the USERNAME field to your username.
net user USERNAME *
  • Now press Enter twice to remove the password.

So those were the three quick ways to remove Windows passwords. However, among all the methods, I prefer to use the second one, which is to switch to a local Windows account. But you can try any of the above methods.

Can I remove the password for a connected Microsoft account?

No, there is no way to remove the password of an account connected to Microsoft. But you can always switch to a local account and not use a password to log into your computer. After posting this, you’ll need to sign in using your Microsoft account in the Microsoft Store, Xbox app, browsers, etc. A seamless experience will not work.

What is the DEFAULTUSER0 user account in Windows?

The Defaultuser0 account is a temporary Windows profile used to complete the installation. After Windows is installed, the profile is usually removed automatically after the first user profile is created. If the profile remains after the installation is complete, you can delete Defaultuser0. According to Microsoft, the account does not have a password because it is an encrypted account.