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    Hi. I recently put a password at startup on my laptop. However, if you type in a wrong one it gives you a prompt... which anyone who knows me could work out, so it makes it pointless to have a password!
    I didn't set this up, I don't know where it came from. But even if it's something I've done myself, can someone help me get rid of it?

    I've found every answer I can on google and forums but they just tell me how to get rid of the password (with Netwiz). To be clear, I want to keep the password, just not have a prompt.
    Thanks!
    12-08-2017 04:51 AM
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    Hi. I recently put a password at startup on my laptop. However, if you type in a wrong one it gives you a prompt... which anyone who knows me could work out, so it makes it pointless to have a password!
    I didn't set this up, I don't know where it came from. But even if it's something I've done myself, can someone help me get rid of it?

    I've found every answer I can on google and forums but they just tell me how to get rid of the password (with Netwiz). To be clear, I want to keep the password, just not have a prompt.
    Thanks!
    When you say prompt, do you mean the password hint?

    If so you can remove that in the control panel -> accounts -> choose the account you want to modify and remove the hint or just add a . if you can't remove the password hint.

    Also if you are using a microsoft account not a local account it could be that your settings synced across and you set up a password hint on another device?

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    RumoredNow likes this.
    12-08-2017 05:04 AM

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