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Disable sign in password windows 8.1

How do I disable my windows sign in password on start up for Win 8.1?  I  am the only usser.

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Re: Disable sign in password windows 8.1

Resolved problem by Run. I pressed windows key on keyboard and R. Run option appeared. I wrote into Run netplwiz and the box appeared to uncheck Use Password to sign in automatically.  After this I put my password in X 2 as it was requested. I clicked OK then OK and I do not log in on start up with my password but had a problem with sleep mode making me sign in with my password.  I resolved this issue by going to sleep , shut down and restart mode At the bottom is change PC Settings then I selected my account and got siign in options. I got the chance to change and stop sign in when awaken from sleep mode.

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Provost
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Re: Disable sign in password windows 8.1

Hi,

 

Please try the followng steps:

 

  1. Right click on the desktop Task bar,
  2. Click Properties,
  3. Click Navigation tab,
  4. Under Start screen section Check "When I sign in or close all apps on a screen, go to the desktop instead of Start",
  5. Click OK.

Regards.

 

BH
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Re: Disable sign in password windows 8.1

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Hi,

 

I am using Windows 8.1 Pro and the following steps should remove the sign in password:

 

  1. Press Windows key+X
  2. When the menu appears, click Command Prompt (Admin).
  3. At the command prompt, type control userpasswords2, then press enter
  4. When the User Accounts dialog that appears, uncheck the box marked Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.  See the below image.
  5. Click OK, then confirm the automatic sign-in option by entering your password (twice).
  6. Reboot.

 

 

Windows 8 no password.jpg

 

 

 

If you want to eliminate the lock screen then let us know.

Tutor
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Re: Disable sign in password windows 8.1

Resolved problem by Run. I pressed windows key on keyboard and R. Run option appeared. I wrote into Run netplwiz and the box appeared to uncheck Use Password to sign in automatically.  After this I put my password in X 2 as it was requested. I clicked OK then OK and I do not log in on start up with my password but had a problem with sleep mode making me sign in with my password.  I resolved this issue by going to sleep , shut down and restart mode At the bottom is change PC Settings then I selected my account and got siign in options. I got the chance to change and stop sign in when awaken from sleep mode.

Provost
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Re: Disable sign in password windows 8.1

That way will also work.

Honor Student
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Re: Disable sign in password windows 8.1

Unfortunately when I use the run netplwiz step & get the User accounts screen, it does not have the box and ledgend "Users must enter a username and password to sue this computer"

 

What can I don now??

Student
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Re: Disable sign in password windows 8.1

I have tried this multiple times on my new HP and I cannot seem to get it to work. I don't need a password or a lock screen. Help!!!!
Tutor
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Re: Disable sign in password windows 8.1

This solution solved my issue to disable sign in password  over a year ago.  T hope it will work ffor others.

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Re: Disable sign in password windows 8.1

Solved it for me.  Jim

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Re: Disable sign in password windows 8.1

This one looked the easiest and guess what:   it sure seemed to be. 

I could drag the boxes around on the screen and keep the instructions in view while I followed them.

A great help for this tech-challenged person.

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