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By default, Windows asks you to enter password at each logon. In this article, learn how to automatically login without using password in Windows 10.

If you’re the only user who uses your system and you don’t want to enter password at logon, this article is for you. Sole users may opt for skipping password at each login. But there is no direct setting to allow you to bypass the login screen.

How To Automatically Login Without Using Password In Windows 10

If you want to login automatically to your Windows 10, you can try either of the methods mentioned below. Note that, automatic login may reduce security of your system. When other wants to use your system, make sure you turn off automatic login.

How To Automatically Login Without Using Password In Windows 10

Skip Login Password/Bypass Login Screen/Make Windows 10 Auto Logon

WAY 1 – Using Registry

Registry Disclaimer: The further steps will involve registry manipulation. Making mistakes while manipulating registry could affect your system adversely. So be careful while editing registry entries and create a System Restore point first.

1. Press W8K + R and put regedit in Run dialog box to open Registry Editor (if you’re not familiar with Registry Editor, then click here). Click OK.

Windows 10 Registry Editor

2. In left pane of Registry Editor window, navigate to following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

How To Automatically Login Without Using Password In Windows 10

3. In the right pane of Winlogon registry key, look for registry strings (REG_SZ) named DefaultUserName and DefaultPassword. Double click on these strings and set their Value data with your user account name and password, respectively. If you’re on Microsoft account, use the user account name Value data as Microsoft account/<your email ID>. Then in same registry location, double click on AutoAdminLogon registry string.

How To Automatically Login Without Using Password In Windows 10

4. Finally, set the Value data for AutoAdminLogon string to 1. Click OK.

How To Automatically Login Without Using Password In Windows 10

Close the Registry Editor and reboot the machine to login without password.

FYI: In case if you ever want to login as different user, simply press and hold Shift key while Windows is starting/booting.
TIP: Above mentioned method best works when dontdisplaylastusername registry DWORD at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System is set to 1.

WAY 2 – Using NETPLWIZ

1. Press Windows Key + R and put netplwiz in Run dialog box. Click OK or hit Enter key.

NETPLWIZ

2. In the User Accounts window, on the Users tab, uncheck Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer option.

How To Automatically Login Without Using Password In Windows 10

3. Next, in Automatically sign in dialog shown below, type your credentials and click OK. Then click Apply, OK in above shown window.

How To Automatically Login Without Using Password In Windows 10

You can now restart your Windows 10 and login automatically.

That’s it!


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3 Comments

  • I’m an old guy, and I really appreciate your clear and precise instructions as I struggle to keep up with day-to-day computer use

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Glad it helped, Ron 😊

  • All this “how to’s” that I find tell you how to reset a pin etc from INSIDE the computer. I am locked OUT of my pc so I can not access the inside workings (control panel, run, registry editor, etc).
    I downloaded an FTP program suggested by a hosting company, and next thing I know “chromium” was installed in my pc (although during installation I had declined all other options), long story short, the more I did to try to delete Chromium the more it fought me back, to the point that after a reboot my pin for windows 10 sayd “wrong password”.
    I have taken out the hard drive, put it into an external case and I am able to get to my files plugging it as a USB drive into another older computer. Any suggestions on how I can get to the registry using it as an external drive (Drive F), all the things I find online are for the drive being the main one (Drive C).
    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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