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Log in to Windows 10 automatically without entering a password.

If you’re tired of typing your password every time you start your PC to sign in to your Windows 10 account, there is a solution to automatically sign in to your Windows 10 account without typing a password when you start your PC.

Since the “Windows 10 build 2004 (20H1)” version, Microsoft has removed the option to disable the password check at login.

You can check whether this checkbox is present on your system with the “netplwiz” command, which you enter in the “Run” dialog.

Run-Command “netplwiz”

Now you can check if this checkbox is available on your system. If you see this checkbox, you don’t need to follow the next steps and you can just uncheck this option and you’re good to go.

netplwiz Option before the 20H1 Update

Now this option was removed and there is no more checkbox to disable the password-check on login.

Enable the checkbox on newer Windows versions

To enable this checkbox on newer Windows versions, we need to edit some entry in the Windows-Registry. To do this we use a PowerShell command to easily do this within seconds.

First launch Windows PowerShell as Adminstrator.

Then paste following command into the PowerShell window and hit enter.

New-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\PasswordLess\Device" -Name DevicePasswordLessBuildVersion -Value 0 -Type Dword –Force

After executing the command, it should return something similiar to this:

Now you can close the PowerShell window and open the “netplwiz” window again.

Deactivate the checkbox and confirm the action with the confirm button at the bottom right. Then you need to enter your account password to successfully disable password check upon login.

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