Passwords are mandatory when you create a website account, but you can use your computer without one. Maybe you don’t want to juggle another password in your memory or don’t have anyone else in your house who could gain access in your computer. If you already have a password on your user account in Windows 10, you can remove it in a few moments.
Note that this only works for local accounts. If you sign in using a Microsoft account, you can’t remove that password. You’ll have to convert your account to a local one or sign in with a new account. Alternatively, you can remove the password requirement on sign-in. This won’t change your Microsoft password, but will let you log in without entering it.
To do this, press WinKey + R to open the Run dialogue, then type Netplwiz. In the resulting window, click your account name and uncheck the box Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer. If you don’t want to type your long password every time but still need some security, a PIN is a great option .
If you’re using a local account, you can remove your password altogether. Open Settings and choose Accounts. Click Sign-in options on the left sidebar, and under Password, click the Change button. Type your current password for security, then leave all the fields for the new password blank. Hit the Finish button and your password is gone.
Removing a password makes logging into your computer more convenient, but it’s also a security risk. You shouldn’t let your computer go unprotected, especially if it’s a laptop that someone could steal. Need to reset your password before you remove it? Find out how to easily reset a Windows password .
Do you keep a password on your Windows account? Let us know your reasons for removing one in the comments!
Image Credit: Rawpixel.com via Shutterstock