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How to Remove Your Login Password in Windows 11? Quick Fixes!

Updated by Roxanne on Oct 11, 2021

Password protection is one of the vital Windows security features that help to safeguard your data and privacy. In today's cyber threat-driven world, it is important to always password protect your computer. 

However, it might be a bit redundant for some users to enter a password every time they log in to their Windows 11 computer. In many scenarios, it is alright to remove password in Windows 11, such as: 

  • You don't share your computer with anyone 
  • You only use a PC to play games and have no other important data stored on it
  • You never take your PC out of your room 

In short, if privacy or data safety isn't your priority, you can easily remove the password from your Windows 11. 

To be honest, there's no method to remove the password from your Microsoft account, but you can still disable it. Once the password is disabled, you don't have to enter it every time you log in to your Windows 11 computer, which is good enough. 

Below, you will learn all the options to remove or disable the password from your Windows 11. So, let's get started!

Option 1. Remove Password via User Accounts Panel
Option 2. Remove Login Password with Registry
Option 3. Create a Local Account to Remove Password
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Option 1. Remove Password via User Accounts Panel

Let's first start with the easiest option. Whether it's Microsoft or a Local account, the User Accounts Panel can help you remove passwords from both. To implement this method, just follow these steps:

Step 1: To access the User Accounts Panel, press the Windows + R keys on your keyboard to launch the Run command and then enter 'netplwiz' in the search box and hit Enter. 

Step 2: On the User Accounts Panel window, select the account for which you want to remove the password on Windows 11. Next, untick the checkbox above 'Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer' option and click OK. 

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Step 3: Now, you have to enter your login details for Microsoft/Local account linked to your computer. You can either add the username or email ID to log in along with the password in the relevant fields. Lastly, click on the OK button to save the changes. 

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And just like that, you no longer need to enter a password every time you log in to your computer. You can restart your computer to check it yourself. 

Option 2. Remove Login Password with Registry

You can also remove your Windows 11 login password using the Registry. As you already know, making changes to the registry is a critical process, so only try this method if you are super sure. That's because a small lapse of judgment can make your system obsolete in no time. 

If you are confident using the Windows registry, follow these steps to remove the password: 

Step 1: Press Windows + R keys to launch the Run command. Next, enter the 'regedit' in the search box and press the Enter button to launch the Registry Editor. 

Step 2: In the Registry Editor, go to the following path or simply paste it in the address bar at the top of your screen and hit Enter. 

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

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Step 3: Now, locate the 'DefaultUserName' in the Winlogon folder. If this is not available for you, right-click on the empty area, hover your cursor over the New, and select the String Value. You can name the string value as 'DefaultUserName.' 

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Step 4: Double-click on the string you have just created, enter your Microsoft Account username or email ID in the 'Value data' section, and click OK to save the changes. 

Step 5: Next, create another string and name it 'DefaultPassword.' 

Step 6: Double-click on the 'DefaultPassword' string, enter your Microsoft password under the 'Value data' and click on OK. 

Step 7: In the Winlogon folder, navigate to the 'AutoAdminLogon' string. If you can't find it, create the one as shown above and double-click to change its value data. 

Step 8: Finally, type 1 under 'Value data' instead of 0, click on the OK button, and close the Registry Editor. Now, restart your computer, and you don't need to enter a password anymore to open your PC. 

Option 3. Create a Local Account to Remove Password

The above two options will disable your login password but not remove it. Here if you want to fully remove your local password, there's a way. However, for this, you have to sacrifice some Microsoft services like OneDrive, Microsoft Store, and others. 

To completely remove the login password from Windows 11, all you have to do is a Local account without a password and delete your user profile with a Microsoft account. 

You can create a Local account without a password as below:

Step 1: Switch off WiFi or any other Ethernet cable connected to your computer. Navigate to Settings > Network & Internet > WiFi and then click on the toggle button to turn off the WiFi. 

Step 2: Go to Settings > Accounts > Family & other users > Add someone else to this PC. 

Step 3: Now, Windows 11 will allow you to create a Local user account instead of a Microsoft account. Now, enter the account name that you want to give to your new Local account and leave the password field empty. Just click on the Next button, and your Local account is ready without a password.

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More Tips about Optimizing Windows 11

Now, you know three easy options to remove passwords from Windows 11. Here we also have something else in the store for you — an easy way to optimize Windows 11. This way, you don't have to worry about data theft or disk issues when you remove your Microsoft or local password. 

To run your Windows 11 smoothly, you can use a powerful tool called EaseUS Partition Master. This is the best free software to optimize your drives or partitions. You can create an ideal disk layout and run your PC in the best way with EaseUS Partition Master features, such as:

  • Migrate Windows 11 OS to the new SSD without reinstalling your Windows. 
  • It is a handy tool to extend or manage Windows 11 partitions. 
  • Allow you to clone and upgrade disks without data loss. 
  • Enables you to convert MBR to GPT during Windows 11 installation, and that's without losing data. 
  • It can solve numerous disk partition issues and more. 
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To optimize your Windows 11 disks or partitions with EaseUS Partition Master, you can follow these easy steps:

Parting Thoughts 

You should never take your computer's security lightly. It is always recommended to password protect your PC to secure your data. 

However, if you don't want to password protect your login screen, you can easily remove the passwords on Windows 11 using the User Accounts Panel, Registry Settings, or creating a Local account. 

Here if you are worried about losing your hard drive data in an unprotected login environment, get the EaseUS Partition Master. This free tool will manage your hard drive in the best possible way and even fix partition issues for you. 

All in all, you should remove your Windows 11 login password only if you have EaseUS Partition Master security to safeguard your data.

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Roxanne is one of the main contributors to EaseUS and has created multiple posts on digital devices like PCs, Mobile phones, tablets, Mac, etc. She loves to share ideas with people of the same interest.

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