How To: Bypass the Password Login Screen on Windows 8

Bypass the Password Login Screen on Windows 8

It's good to password-protect your PC to make sure that your personal files, folders, and important documents are safe and can't be modified without your permission. Though, entering the password all of the time before using your computer might frustrate you.

Here, you will be find an easy way to bypass the password login screen in such a way that Windows will automatically get to the desktop without asking you to enter the system password. We'll also cover how to restore the password prompt whenever you feel that your system is not safe anymore.

This method will work with Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

Step 1: Access Run Box

Go to the Start menu and select "Run" or search for it.

Once you've selected Run, type in netplwiz and hit enter. This will launch the "User Accounts" window (on older versions of Windows, click "User Accounts Control Panel").

If you are prompted to, enter your system password.

Step 2: Disable Password Prompt

In the User Accounts window, simply uncheck the option for "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer."

Once you hit OK or Apply, you'll need to re-enter your password to allow the setting to work.

Now you're all set and Windows will no longer ask you to enter your password when you power on, restart, or log in.

How to Reinstate the Password Prompt

If you don't want to use this feature anymore and are interested in getting your Windows password screen back, you can restore it by repeating the above steps—only this time you'll check the box in Step 2, which we have de-selected previously.

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This easy short Video above should help any of you remove the win8 password

hope it helps :)

Thanks Alot hehe , it was getting really annoying :D

"Start typing "netplwiz" (without quotes) in the Windows 8 start screen"

You mean after I've logged in with the password I've forgotten?

i think it was hacking trick , but not

One more tip, if you signed in with Microsoft account, then you can reset the password on web and use the new one for login.

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