How to remove login password from windows 8 logon and login automatically without entering it

How to remove login password from windows 8 logon and login automatically without entering it

Windows 8 is new version of windows operating system. Still in the development while I am writing this post. For increase in the security and make it more compatible with multi user environment password has been set. Even if you install windows 8 with a internet connection connected then it will automatically asks for create Hotmail use ID and password. If you already have you can login with it. Now the windows 8 will set that Hotmail email ID and password for your windows login. That is xyz@hotmail.com. You need to enter your password each and every time when you turn on the computer.

Need of disabling the logon password in Windows 8:

If you are home user or just single user of your computer then it will be time waste to enter the username and password each and every time when you logon the widows. No need to make this step? Then you can skip it and set as auto login in the windows 8, like Windows 7 or Windows XP.
The steps are very easy. To disable the password prompt you need to set auto login inside the user account settings.
Step 1)
Login to your user (Admin) i.e. just start the Windows 8 with your username and password.
Step 2)
Open command prompt (shortcut “Windows key+R”) and type “netplwiz” without quotes. Or you can just open the Metro UI screen and start typing “netplwiz” it will give you the result under app search like this:

Step 3)
Click on that and other windows will open. In that window uncheck the box shown below:

On the next window enter your username and password.
That’s it now click OK and restart your computer to see the effect. Yup now you don’t need to enter the username and password each time when you logon the Windows 8.

 

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Comments

  1. I’m not sure why, but even after following these steps my laptop still makes me enter a password every time I log in. It’s very annoying, as I’m the only one that uses it. I don’t need it password protected.

    • Cant understand why. Once you done it restart the laptop and agin go to the steps and check that option is checked or unchecked (Step 3) If it again checked means your OS have some malware or virus infection.

      • Well I KNOW it’s not spyware or malware because my computer is brand new and only been on for 3 hours. And I DO have adware/spyware/virus protection active on it. And I still have to log in every stupid time. I really am not liking Windows 8 at all.

      • I just got my laptop today, I’m pretty darn sure it has NO viruses or malfunctions.

        To Kenny I’m in the same boat as you, but there’s myself & my boyfriend who are using this laptop but we don’t want the passwords.

      • I forgot my login password on Windows 8. To remove password, i got Windows Password Recovery Tool 3.2 to help me unlock pc easily!

    • I have tried at least 10 methods to remove the requirement from entering my password in Windows 8 and at best it works only on the initial restart, then I am again required to enter my password indefinitely. Any Advice ?

    • It didn’t work for me either. I’ve 2 different methods so far and had no success. I still have to enter y password each time. I notice the user name is different on the screen that automatically comes up on this method than comes up on the usual start upstart up. Would that make a difference?

      • Peggy,

        I have tried fixes from 10 Web Sites and none of them works for me ! I also get my first name on the window you mentioned while my full name is on the “Password” screen. I have entered both and neither works ? Did you try the Windows Logo + R – type in the command “control.exe/name Microsoft PowerOptions/page page GlobalSettings” ?
        If you figure out what “name” is let me know ! How about “Control Panel” – “Power Options” – click on “Require Password, etc.” – “Change Settings, etc.” – “Don’t require a Password” ? Believe me I have tried them all and that annoying PASSWORD continues to show up. Good Luck

    • Windows, in their continued lunacy, figured this FIX was a bug and they have since “fixed” the bug. This work-around no longer works.

    • Instructions

      Turning Off Sleep Mode – Windows
      1

      Go to the “Start” button, then click on “Control Panel.” In the control panel screen, click “System and Maintenance,” then click on “Power Options.” This brings you to the “Select a power plan” page.
      2

      From the “Select a power plan” page, select the option that says “Change plan settings.” This changes the settings on the currently selected plan.
      3

      Select the “Change advanced power settings” option. Click “Sleep” and then click on “Sleep After” to expand it. If using a laptop or mobile PC, click “On battery” and “Plugged in,” then select the “Never” option. This turns off sleep mode for both battery and AC use. If you are using a desktop computer, click “Setting,” click the arrow and then click “Never” to turn off sleep mode.
      4

      Click “OK,” then click “Save changes” to save the modification.

  2. Satya Narayan Vyas says:

    This helps me.

    • It really good to hear that you found it useful, Keep visiting the website for more useful updates.

    • lloyd hogan says:

      i didn,t see how to remove windows 8 password

      • 1) For Windows 8, click on your profile picture found in the top right corner of the Windows 8 start screen.
        2) Next, it will give you option like Sign Out, Lock, and Change Account Picture. Click Change Account Picture.
        3) On the left you’ll see a list like Personalize, Users, etc. Click Users.
        4) Under Sign-In options click ‘Change your Password’
        5) Enter your current password
        6) When it tells you to enter a new password just leave it blank.
        7) Retype your new password (leave it blank again)
        8) You’re done!

  3. Denise Durandt says:

    It was an extra step I didn’t need or want. Thank you!

  4. Thanks!

  5. Thank you for this! Helped me

  6. Travis little says:

    Thank YOU!! I call Microsoft and talked and also online chat for two hours and finally they said to fix this problem would be for a nomial charge of $79.99. i told them to go to h—. I only paid $59.99 for Windows 8 so they could kiss my A–. Your fix took about 2 min. thank you, thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Travis

  7. Tim Alcoser says:

    Was really happy to find this post (#1 spot on my google search btw).

    I’m always looking for tips and tricks to make Windows 8 better, since I miss 7 already, so keep’em comin’.

  8. Thanks. It worked well

  9. Awesome info, Im usually the only one that uses my desktop, but occationally my wife will as well, she never remembers the pass lol

  10. Paul Brownnutt says:

    Seems great, but it only appears to remove password login for one user. Any additional users still need to enter their passwords?

  11. Thanks! I couldn’t find how to shut this off anywhere! :)

  12. It was great to remove the login for when I first switch the computer in but now, every time I Ho away and come back I still have to log in. Ow do I remove *that* one?

    • If you mean when your computer goes to sleep, go to “Hardware and Sound”>”Power Options”>”System Settings” and then at the bottom “Password Protection on Wakeup”

      • Thanks, this was the missing bit of information I needed. I suspect everyone else commenting about how they can’t solve this problem needs to use this trick, in addition to the restart trick.

      • (THIS is the answer a lot of people were looking for, they just weren’t being clear about it being in sleep mode – thanks!!!)

        “If you mean when your computer goes to sleep, go to “Hardware and Sound”>”Power Options”>”System Settings” and then at the bottom “Password Protection on Wakeup”

  13. Thankyou, you saved me a lot of time

  14. Zeshan Saeed says:

    Superb man Thanks a lot

  15. This worked great on my new laptop I got today. I can start now without having to se password. Thanks

  16. This tip is the only one that worked for me, others further up the Google page didn’t.

    Thanks Tushar

  17. DevRocks123 says:

    Good Work Man !!!!!!!!

  18. thank you so mutch .

    you helpping me mor

  19. i m also try this step but i cant remove user password hw can this possible i m very disspointed this window 8 plz help about this remove password,

  20. I don’t want the system to automatically enter my password. I want to completely disable the step of having to log in. Other family members use my computer and if the computer enters my password automatically, then everyone would have access to my stuff. Any ideas on how to accomplish this? Thanks

  21. Hey, for those Windows 8 users who noticed that windows still requires you to enter your password after waking from sleep or just logging in: Go to settings, Change PC Settings, Users, under “Any User who has a password…”, click “Change.”

  22. Sorry,it didn’t help me… There was no “next window” to enter a username and password in!

  23. Thanks Tushar,
    It really worked for me in just 2mins,
    as i have to return this laptop today,
    before that i want to remove password, i searched in google for about 2hours and finally found this pafe.
    Once again thanks and keep posting these kind of helpful tips

  24. Thank you for your help with removing the need for a password at Startup on Win8. Your instructions were easy and worked great!

    I now would like to find a better way to access the “charms” on Win 8 start screen. Swiping from left to right is often done unintentionally in the ordinary use of the mouse pad. It is a nuisance to see the charms appear when you don’t want to see them. I think there must be a command that would disable this function, then allow access to the charms by keying from the keyboard. What do you suggest?

    Thank you,
    Gary

  25. Thanks. Just what I was looking for.

  26. Dave Haynes says:

    My Win/8 system seems to be asking for a Windows password that I had to setup at windows.com. And, if I don’t enter a password, the system will not come up. This also implies that I must have a connection at that time to the internet. I say that because I forgot my password and had to go to the windows site to get a new password. I immediately went back to the new computer and entered the NEW password and guess what, it accepted the new password. Anyway, I am clueless how to get rid of the damn password requirement.

  27. Great job. Works great.

  28. Mate, that was a great post.. Definitely useful! Cheers, it worked for me!!

  29. Christopher James says:

    Great, thank you!

  30. if some commands ask you for administrator password or prefix before for fix,add,delete or see some windows configuration info would any antivirus ask you to have log in password minds administrator security password. I should enable it again. in short, speed time for Granma’s to surf online without your log in password.

  31. It worked! THANK YOU!!!

  32. thank you works great! how about tutorial to change log on name?

  33. Jeannette says:

    Checked other sites and this one finally gave me the quick and simple solution.

    Thank you.

  34. Thanks! I have bitlocker enabled and am the only user of the notebook. So this saves me daily a few seconds. (ssd)
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  35. I’ve tried every trick listed here and elswhere. Windows 8 STILL requires a password when either user logs in. We have had this laptop less than 24 hours and I am about ready to take it back. Please HELP!

    • I have also exhausted all my web advice on how to eliminate the password entry requirement in my new Windows 8. The requirement to enter keeps coming back. Any Ideas ?

  36. This was a big help. Thanks so much.

  37. Steve Villata says:

    Thank You! Thank You! Bought a new laptop for the wife and she went nuts with the password. Thanks again.

  38. just got new lappy with windows 8 and it sux
    really hate it, wanna install vista.. so many annoying things in 8 like the lack of a start menu
    the annoying startup screen and not forgetting the stupid slid in menu on the right that has a really stupid name

    • Hillbilly says:

      Download Startmenu8 then and that will fix it to look like windows 7.

      Who would ever want o go back to Vista It was teh biggest crock of s**t that Microsoft ever made

  39. Amazing! Thanks so much – really helpful!

  40. The explanation in this article might work for most, I find it a lot easier to simply go to the Change Password dialogue, enter current password, and then click Save while all the text fields are empty. Windows 8 will accept this without error, and will caause the Metro UI to come up without having to log in.

    I find this method both easier to explain eg over the phone, plus there is no password stored anywhere, so even if the PC gets hacked, no password details can be retrieved.

    Peace,

    Terah

  41. thank you so much. you really hepl me a lot

  42. thank you, very helpful. this is one of the many little details that are difficult to figure out on windows 8. there are many things i like about this OS and also many things i do not, such as this bothersome detail. thanks again.

  43. very usefull
    Thank you

  44. The IT guy activated/configured the windows 8 in my HP probook4540 by putting his username and password but now when i want to enter into windows, it requires password to go through. Please suggest some solution so that i can link this initail username requirement with my personal username and password as otherwise i have to ask to that IT guy for password which is not feasible at all. hope you suggest some workable solution, thanks

  45. Sukhwant Singh says:

    Excellant keep it up

  46. Many thanks – I have only had Windows 8 for 48 hours and already pulling my hair out each time it goes into screensaver. Great job

  47. tushar can i ask you something? if it is unchecked, the password already been removed or not? if not how can i remove the password? thanks and God Bless :)

  48. It worked thank u

  49. My grandma is a senior and my family got her windows 8 and she locked herself out because of this password issue and this is way different from other versions windows. I could not figure this out. These steps not only fixed the problem but really helped out my grandma. Thank you so much!

  50. Hans Svendsen says:

    I followed your instructions and got rid of the password – however, it gave me another big headache. I cannot go in to my user account any more, and I cannot install software. A small popup window asks me to enter the administrator password to continue but there’s nowhere to enter the password, and I am completely stuck. HELP!!

    I cannot even take a screenshot of the popup to show the problem.

  51. Thank you so much for this trick..You save my brain cells. XD

  52. Thanks…………..I hate having to type a password.

  53. The only way I found was to reset windows 8 from scratch. When it restarted I didn’t enter a password. It didn’t take very long but remember, you will lose all settings and programs using this method.

  54. Worked perfectly. Thank you! :)

  55. Thanks! Very helpful!

  56. This I gold for me. For whatever reason Windows 8 was spamming password on starting withou allowing keying. After 2 or 3 times (3-5 mins) it would finally allow a password to be entered. This circumvents what a complete re-installl couldn’t fix.

  57. Thanks, easy to follow your steps, works perfectly without having to enter password.

  58. Chris Slater says:

    That worked for me, many thanks.

  59. thanks a lott!!!!!!!!!

  60. Jnewcomb says:

    Hi.. If you change your users to a ‘local account’ then you don’t need to re-enter the password when flicking between users.
    This is from Charms->Settings>Change Pc Settings (bottom right)->Users->Switch to Local Account
    Select this, choose a new username and leave the password field blank. All your previous settings are copied.
    Sync ability is lost.. but I only have one device anyway so no big deal.
    Seems to keep separate logins active on outlook/gmail/fbook when switching between users, which is what most people want.

    • Ok, I did this, but it still requires me to enter a password when the computer starts up, but most importantly I am trying to add another user and it says that I need to sign in as the administrator. I have only created one account thus far, in set up which I am assuming is the administrator, and when I go to changes things it says I must enter the password, but there is no box to enter it, and the yes box is grayed out9 so I can not select it. Please help.

      • Right click on the computer–>select manage–>>click on Local Users and Groupd–>>click on users–>> In this you can right click and create new user.

        If this one also giving same issue then in the same place you can see the Administrative account–>>Right click –>>properties–>> enable that account and login with that admin account and then try to add the user.
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    • How many times do I have to tell you: leaving the pw field blank DOES NOT WORK.

  61. christine says:

    Thanks very much. It worked perfectly.

  62. Great article! Works perfectly! Was tired of entering password every time I turned my laptop on.. Keep up the good work :)
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  63. I followed your instructions and got rid of the password – however, it gave me another big headache. I cannot go in to my user account any more, and I cannot install software. A small popup window asks me to enter the administrator password to continue but there’s nowhere to enter the password, and I am completely stuck. HELP!!

    Thank you!

  64. I’ve read all the comments. A few have described my problem. I wouldn’t mind entering a password at sign up, but it doesn’t end there. If I don’t touch the keyboard or pad for a minute or two, it shuts down and demands the password. I’m afraid there’s but one solution:
    Smash this computer and buy a Mac. I never had any grief with my Apple//e.

  65. Marigold says:

    Thank you Thank you Thank you…………..I hate having to type in the password.

  66. thank you very much for this specific helpful post

  67. It worked for me. Thank you. At Step 3 it offered me a strange variation of my login, I overtyped that with the one that appears at the start up, enetered the password and all was fine. Next tim eI logged it I by-passed the annoying password stage. Cheers

  68. stegokitty says:

    Thanks Tushar!
    Your instructions worked perfectly.
    I’m in the midst of setting up a new laptop for my elderly (88) father-in-law, and the last thing he needs is to have to keep punching in a password to use his computer.
    So this has be EXTREMELY helpful.

    The problem is, I didn’t follow them exactly the first time around, and ended up in an extreme panic, as I was locked out of my computer.
    What I did was to leave the Password and Confirm Password boxes blank, and then restarted. It locked me out, and then I had to look up how to get back into a locked out Windows 8 (which is done by restarting the PC and then pressing f11 button at startup — which for me, means pressing it repeatedly until something happens … and that something is that the computer resets itself and you can start again with the password).
    So word of warning to anyone who decides to veer off the path of simple directions, DON’T leave the Password and Confirm Password boxes empty. If you follow the instruction Tushar gave, it should work just fine.

  69. Hallie Hall says:

    to remove the annoying password/login page after your screen saver has been activated, go to screen saver in your control panel, and UNCHECK the little box that says something like “reactivate login screen after screen saver”. Voila! Finally gone for good

  70. disha dhar says:

    thank u so much Ur article helped me…….

  71. Worked GREAT for me too…..Thanks>>>>You Rock
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  72. Christine says:

    Thank you very much for posting this. I had tried removing it myself and was unable to until I followed your steps.

    It’s much appreciated that you give of your time and energy to provide us with free information that will make our lives easier. I hope everyone feels the same way!

  73. Thanks a lot it really works

  74. I know it is a while since some one posted on this thread. I followed these instructions when I first installed windows 8. it worked great. Now some months later I am back to square one. The funny thing is both my laptops are affected. I have to log in using my hotmail details and password so I am worse off. I have made sure all the steps are followed and all the necessary boxes remain unchecked. Any advice gratefully received.

    • stegokitty says:

      Best advice — buy a Mac.
      Yep, they’re more expensive, but they’re so much easier to use.
      Windows 8 is, without a doubt the WORST OS in the history of the PC.
      Sorry.

  75. I tried and It worked but when I log off from my laptop it asks for password. Anything more to remove password

  76. Thank you thank you thank you – password is gone!

    I do not like Windows 8.

    I would love to be able to put Windows 7 on my pc, but can’t boot from cdrom drive, no matter what I do. Have been into bios etc. I have an ASUS computer.

  77. I have downloaded and installed (from Stardock) Start8. Cost me $4.99 and my desktop now looks and behaves like Windows 7.

  78. samp1800 says:

    its even more complicated than windows xp… windows just keeps getting uglier and fucking more inefficient to use.

  79. did not work on my HP computer!

  80. Works a treat! Thanks Tushar

  81. Remfield Leukoplakia says:

    I kept trying the original method till finally there were little coils of green smoke emanating from the back of this Desktop. Thankfully, there was a Fire Extinguisher close by. Now I need a new computer!

  82. thanks so much.

  83. WIN8PROX64 says:

    Yeah!!! Its working on my laptop running Windows 8 Pro X64 bit!!!!!

  84. brenda s says:

    I had to reset my password for my Hotmail on my phone when updating to outlook. When I did this my password wouldn’t change on my pc. My husband had set it up to where I didn’t need a password as it held it automatically. Now I have to enter my password every time as my pc is holding my first initial password in its history. I have done everything said and cannot change it. HELP this is driving me crazy.

  85. ste.tay says:

    Well done, password request gone. Thanks

  86. To remove Windows 8 password, you can go to passwordask.com

  87. Simonsen says:

    Can’t do it, i don’t have a box to uncheck, there is nothing there?

  88. Wow… all I can say is, how easy!! Thank you so much… password protection is SO ANNOYING when you’re the only one using the computer!!!

  89. Thank you – This worked great for me.

  90. Thank You!! Your a life saver.

  91. The procedure worked for me. Make sure the name matches your login name (actually your hotmail address).

  92. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!! Windows 8 kept “forgetting” my password, forcing me to change it again and again. I WROTE IT DOWN and it still wouldn’t recognize it! It’s a brand new laptop, which I don’t use very often, but when I needed it on vacation, it told me my password was incorrect. So I changed it on my kids’ laptop (my login username was my Hotmail email address), wrote it down, then when I got back from vacation, it was incorrect and I couldn’t logon again. Totally insane! Something is wrong with Windows 8, very unstable. But your trick worked for me, thank you again!!!

  93. thank you very much its really helped me

  94. Hi Tushar, it worked … but each time i sign out and i decide to do something else in my computer its asking for the password, what do u think its the problem, please?

  95. Thank you very much for your help at first.

    I think Windows 8 is busting our Balls. Menus etc. changed but its not easening our use experience. And doesn’t allow to switch to old view. It is not flexible.

  96. Thanks! I couldn’t find how to shut this off anywhere…your solution worked a treat.
    I just signed up for your newsletter.

  97. Roland Bouchat says:

    This does not work…I have “Users must enter a username and password to enter this computer” unckeched for ages and Windows 8 always uses password to log in

  98. Thanks Tushar. Using Windows 8, with no problem. Upgraded to Windows 8.1 and suddenly needed to enter the password. Usual methods going via control panel, didn’t work as I couldn’t get the ‘remove password’ option. Was about to give up and came across your instructions. Super easy, and after a re-boot now works! Thanks so much :-)

  99. Thanks so much….worked on first try….what would we all do without people like you….

  100. I’ve tried so many times to remove my administrator password because I DON’T NEED IT! It’s impossible to leave the new password sections blank – the computer won’t allow it. Also, there is NO second window as in your directions above called “Automatically sign in”. This may work for some people but obviously there are many others commenting above for whom this does not work at all. Do you have any other suggestions?

  101. So glad I tried your steps – worked perfect on my new Asus Notebook! Thank you!

  102. Me Too… I agree with you..

  103. Thank you Sir You helped me a lot my dad would have scolded me for locking my computer windows 8.1 with a password

  104. Really Thank you very much

  105. Thank you, so very much. You have most definitely made my life far easier. I’ve been trying to run apps without having to use admin passwords and even Microsoft support couldn’t aid me in this. Once again, thank you.

  106. So this may have already been answered, but for those who STILL haven’t had any luck in removing the password when changing between users, this is finally what worked for me. In the end, I had to disconnect my local profile from my windows online profile. This is done in sign-in settings. Under your username there is a button that says “disconnect.” You have to enter your password once more and answer a few other questions, but that will completely remove the need for a password when switching between users. The down side is that it also logs you out of any Windows apps you may be using. I don’t use any, so no big deal here, but if you do than this won’t work for you. Good luck!

  107. I need help guys, I have tried each and every thing recommended in here. It works but what it does is that it logs me off my email account. It has the same password. for some reason when I log in to my email it goes back to requesting my password when it sleeps or it restarts. Is there a way that I can possibly keep logged on to my email account and not have to enter the password ? The password is being requested in order to access my computer, even if its just because of the email account.

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