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How to remove Windows 10 passwords

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How to remove Windows 10 passwords: You are the only user of your home PC with Windows 10 installed and to try to access your data even more quickly you have decided to listen to the advice of your most trusted friend and to remove the password that you usually have to type every time you turn on the computer. Considering the fact that you are the only one to access the PC, the idea is certainly good, I can’t tell you more. However, if you now find yourself reading these lines it is most likely because you have not yet been able to remove Windows 10 passwords . Well, if things are actually this way, you have no reason to worry. In fact, I can explain to you, by thread and by sign, what operations you need to perform in order to remove Windows 10 passwords.

Before you can be alarmed and before you can think of the worst, I want to reassure you immediately about one thing. Contrary to appearances, removing Windows 10 passwords is not complicated at all. In fact, everyone can perform this operation without problems, even those who – a bit like you – do not exactly define themselves as a great expert in the IT field.

If you are therefore willing to find out what steps you need to take to be able to remove Windows 10 passwords, I suggest you take a few minutes of free time, comfortably place yourself in front of your computer and concentrate on reading this guide. I’m sure in the end you won’t hesitate to say that removing Windows 10 passwords was a breeze.

Before explaining how to be able to remove Windows 10 passwords, however, it seems right to make a small clarification: starting from Windows 8 Microsoft has decided to integrate the use of Windows user accounts with all Microsoft accounts online. By doing this, you can keep your data and settings perfectly synchronized in the cloud.

However if this is precisely the reason that pushes you to want to remove passwords from Windows 10, maybe because the one connected to your Microsoft account is too long to type and difficult to remember, I suggest you evaluate the use of a numeric PIN  (just like those that are usually used to unlock access to SIMs of mobile phones) or a graphic password (a password consisting of an image of your choice and some gestures to associate). If the thing is not to your liking, you can always proceed by removing the password from Windows 10 in the true sense of the term.

Regardless of whether you decide to use a numeric PIN or a graphic password or to completely remove the use of any form of code or password protection for your computer, I recommend you, put my information into practice only and only on PC of your legitimate property or otherwise on your personal accounts. Violating other people’s computers is a very serious offense, but I don’t think I need to tell you!

Remove Windows 10 password and activate the numeric PIN or the graphic password

If instead of removing the Windows 10 password you are interested in activating a numeric PIN, the first step you need to take is to click on the search field located at the bottom right next to the Start button and to type the term  settings . Then click on the Settings icon  that appears in the search results.

Windows 10 screenshot

Now select the Account item and then click Login Options from the left sidebar. Finally, click on the Add button  located under the wording  PIN to configure a numeric PIN.

How to remove Windows 10 passwords

The numeric PIN is not for you and do you prefer to activate a graphic password? No problem! The procedure is just as simple and quick. Now I’ll explain how.

To begin with, click again on the search field located at the bottom right next to the Start button   and type the term  settings . Then click on the Settings icon   that appears in the search results.

Now select the Account item   and then click  Login Options  from the left sidebar. To finish, press the Add button   located under the wording  Graphic password   and set a graphic password.

Windows 10 screenshot

Remove Windows 10 password

If you are not interested in the solutions I have provided you and if you wish to remove Windows 10 passwords in a defined way, the procedure you need to perform is slightly different from the one I have already indicated.

To remove Windows 10 passwords, the first thing you need to do is to click on the search field located to the right of the Start button . Then type the term  run  and then presses the Run icon   that buys among the search results. Now type the netplwiz command  in the appropriate form attached to the Run window and then click the OK button .

Windows 10 screenshot

In the new window that will be shown to you at this point select, using the left mouse button, your user account in the box located under the heading Users for the computer: then remove the check from the box located next to the item To use this computer you must that the user enters the name and password . To confirm and apply the changes, first click on the Apply button located at the bottom and then also on the OK button .

Windows 10 screenshot

To conclude, enter the password currently in use on your PC for the last time by filling in the password fields : and confirm password: attached to the new window that appears, then click OK to remove the Windows 10 password.

Windows 10 screenshot

Obviously in case you have second thoughts you can always and anyway cancel the procedure by which to remove Windows 10 password.

To do this, simply click again on the search field located next to the Start button , type run  and then click the Run icon . Then type the netplwiz command again in the Run window and then click OK . Finally, select your user from the annexed section under the item  Users for the computer:  then remove the check from the box located next to the item  To use this computer, the user must enter the name and password . To confirm and apply the changes, first click the Apply button  placed at the bottom and then also on the OK button  .

On the other hand, if you use a local account on your PC that is not linked to a Microsoft account, you can also remove Windows 10 passwords in another way.

First presses on the search field located next to the Start button   on the taskbar then type  access options  and click on the first result that is shown to you. In the new window that will open on the desktop at this point, click on the Change button   under the Password item  , on the right.

How to remove Windows 10 passwords

Now enter the password currently in its in the empty field located next to the word  Current password  and then click on the Next button  . In the new screen that appears, leave the fields next to the New passwordEnter the password again  and  Password suggestion empty   and then click on the Next button   located at the bottom. To finish presses the Finish button   in order to confirm and apply the changes made.

Windows 10 screenshot

Obviously also in this case, if you have to think about it and therefore if you want to cancel the procedure by which to remove Windows 10 password you can always retrace your steps.

To re-enable the use of the password on your Windows 10 PC, all you have to do is go back to the Options section  of the system now , click on the Add  annex button  in the Password section  , fill in the fields next to the  New password  and  Enter new the password  with the password you intend to use and the one placed next to the Password suggestion item  with a suggestion that allows you to easily remember the access key to the system should you forget it. Then click on the Next  button  and to finish click on  Finish .

“Luck” procedure

If, on the other hand, you are looking for a way to remove Windows 10 passwords on a computer for which you do not remember the access password and therefore you cannot enter the system, I suggest you take a look at my guide on  how to pass the Windows password  through which I proceeded to explain in a precise and detailed way how to cope with a situation of this type.