1. downwith10's Avatar
    Being a newbie, I'm not sure where to post this:
    I want neither a Microsoft account nor a local account sign in. Converted from Windows 7 to 10 - was the worst mistake of my PC life! Don't remember creating an account - don't want one. I know, horrors! To heck with that - I just want to turn on my PC and go - no logins. Now Windows 10 stopped recognizing my login password and I had to change it. What's with that? Never mind - how do I opt out of any and all login requirements?
    P.S. This is just one of a myriad complaints I have with this ad-ridden, privacy intrusive piece of dirt called an operating system.
    downwith10
    07-29-2018 11:09 AM
  2. ven07's Avatar
    Hi, welcome to the forums :) I moved the thread to the correct place.

    I think this should still work: win + r > type in: netplwiz > you'll see an option 'users must enter...' > untick it and you should be good to go.

    (or just open the startmenu and type in netplwiz)
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-29-2018 01:11 PM
  3. downwith10's Avatar
    Nope. After unclicking 'users must enter...' I got a secondary pop up window which asked for user name and password with the following message: "You can set up your computer so that users do not have to type a username and password to sign in. To do this, specify a user that will be automatically signed in below:
    User name (gave what I think my PC user nameis )
    password:
    Confirm Password:
    OK"
    This is totally confusing and if I'm about to bypass user name and password, why do they need one?
    I "x'd" out of that window and clicked "OK" in the primary window.
    Unfortunately it just came back (after a reboot) with an unfamiliar screen looking for a user name and password and a message stating user name or password was incorrect.

    I went back to netplwiz and reticked 'users must enter...' so that I am at least back to where I started.
    07-29-2018 03:24 PM
  4. ven07's Avatar
    Wow this should be a straight forward thing. If I happen to stumble across sth, I'll post it here
    07-31-2018 10:08 PM

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