Removing password from Windows 10 operating system is overall a bad idea. But this is not true for all people. For example, if the computer is sit at your home and no one else has access to, then you can perform this action to remove Windows 10 password from login screen. There are a lot of people who don't want to enter a password every time when windows 10 boots up as it is a bit time consuming. People usually don't have the patience.
Another case for Windows 10 password removal is that the user or owner forgot the login password and she or he is not able to get into the computer. For this type of emergency, removing password from Windows 10 is a cool ideal. No matter what kind of situation you are, this post will help you out by introducing four effective methods to remove Windows 10 password. It is easy to follow and no hassle at all!
Netplwiz is a built-in application in Windows 10 that probably hidden from public eyes. The full name is Network Places Wizard, being used frequently by system administrator for account management. You can take advantage of this useful tool to remove password from windows 10. When the step is done, the password login screen will be skipped from Windows 10 automatically. This is an advanced tool, so you have to be very careful while using this method as one wrong input can damage your system.
Step 1: Open Command Prompt app by typing 'Command Prompt' on the search bar on the bottom left side of Windows 10 desktop. Upon finding it, click on the name and type: netplwiz.exe
Step 2: After running the command, the 'User Account' window will open up. You need to select the name of user account whose password you want to remove.
Step 3: After selecting the right account, choose the users tab. Now look for the section where it is mentioned as 'Users must enter a username and password to use this computer'. Uncheck the box once you have located it.
Step 4: Select the 'Apply' button to save and confirm the changes. A window will now appear where you will have the option to set up the computer without username and password.
Step 5: Now you can type any username of your choice but make sure to keep the 'Password' and 'Confirm Password' fields blank and click on OK.
Step 6: Now you will be redirected to the User Accounts window. Finalize the changes you have made by clicking on OK. That's it you have successfully removed Windows 10 password from login Window.
This is the easiest tutorial to remove password from Windows 10 login screen if you could still access the computer. Netplwiz.exe method won't do any help if you forgot the login password and unable to get into the desktop. That's why we share another three tools to remove or reset Windows 10 password in this tutorial.
As a Windows tips and tricks portal, we constantly receive user inqueries about Windows 10 password removal when they did not have the correct password to unlock the computer. Some of them forgot the password and some of them purchased an used device without password being told. So If you want to remove Windows 10 password without knowing the password and hope there is no data lost, then LabWin software is the our best bet. It is regarded as one of the best Windows 10 password resetting tools in 2020.
All you need to do is create a password reset disk with the help of another working PC to help you bypass login screen without the need for a password. It is hassle-free and just takes a few clicks of your mouse. Besides, you also have the option to create the password recovery disk either on a CD/DVD or USB Flash drive. It is compatible with all kinds of hard drives like SATA, IDE, SSD, HDD, etc. To remove windows 10 password using this software, please follow the steps listed below.
Step 1: Download and install the software on another working system (PC or Mac). Wait for the installation to finish and then launch the software from desktop shortcut. Get hold of a CD/DVD or USB flash drive and insert it to the computer.
Step 2: Now you have to make a password removal disk. To do so select any option from 'Burn CD/DVD ' or 'Burn USB', which depends on what kind of devcie you plugged in. After waiting for 3 minutes, you will see a message, saying 'burning successfully'. This means a password removal disk is created!
Step 3: Insert the password removal disk into locked Windows 10 and boot from it via boot menu. You can also do change the boot order from BIOS settings. Make sure set USB or DVD as the first booting device.
Step 4: Upon restarting locked Windows 10 PC, you will see the software interface displayed on computer screen. Now select the user whose password you want to remove, including Administrator account. After selecting, click on "Reset Password" tab to remove password from that account.
That's it you are done. You can now eject the password removal disk and restart Windows 10. At this time, the computer will not ask for password at login screen. We tested in on 5 different Windows 10 computers with an amazing success rate (100%). It should be the first choice you consider when forgetting Windows 10 password.
Another method to remove Windows 10 password is using the default admininistrator account. Each Windows OS has such an account for emergency usage and Windows 10 is not exception. On some of the machines, the default administrator account is enabled and some are not. You should be aware of that. However, there is no loss for trying out. You can see from this part that it is not hard to bypass Windows 10 password by following the steps below.
Step 1: Switch user for login at Windows 10 sign-in screen. Type 'Administrator' in user field and leave the password field blank. Press Enter to enroll in Windows 10 desktop.
Step 2: Type in 'Control Panel' on the search bar near the Windows tab. Once it appears click on the name to launch Control Panel window.
Step 3 : Select and tap on 'Manage another account' under the 'Make changes to your user account' section. Here you can see a list of all the accounts which are there in Windows 10.
Step 4: Select an account whose password you want to remove and click on 'Change password' tab.
Step 5: Now enter your original password and leave the new password section empty. You have now completed the password removal process.
This is proven to be a quick fix to remove Windows 10 password when default administrator is enabled on Windows 10. If Windows 10 says 'incorrect password' when logging with Administrator, it means that account was disabled currently. Hence, it is not possible to use this trick to remove password from Windows 10.
If all the above mentioned methods failed then the only option to remove Windows 10 password is by reinstalling Windows 10 operating system on local hard drive. It takes quiet a bit of time to complete the task but in the end this method is the only resort if none of the other methods work out for you. All personal data and apps would potential deleted from the computer and there is little chance you could do to bring them back.
Step 1: Boot up Windows 10 and Select 'Advanced Startup Option Menu' under the Settings tab on windows 10 startup menu.
Step 2: Now click on 'Troubleshoot' under Advanced Startup Options' menu then choose the option 'Reset this PC'.
Step 3: Now choose from the two options 'Keep my files' and 'Remove Everything'. It is advisable to choose the first option as choosing the second one will wipe out all the datas on system drive.
Step 4: Now the system will restart and then you wil see two options 'Reset Normally' and 'Reset and Wipe'. Again it is advisable to select the first option
Step 5: Windows 10 will now reinstall on your system and upon completion of installation the system will restart. That's it the process is completed and you have removed your Windows 10 password successfully from your system
Factory reset or reinstall is not a bad choice to remove Windows 10 password if there were no important data on that computer or it was an used device purchased from other people. Otherwise, this is totally not recommended as they are much better option out there for Windows 10 password removal!
If you still knew the current password for login, then Controal Panel is the best place to help you remove Windows 10 password. If unfortunately, you forgot Windows 10 password, then PassMoz LabWin software is the best tool available based on our researching and testing. Fo free methods, you can use the default administrator or reinstall Windows 10 from scratch.