auto login without using password

February 21, 2019 at 16:39:51
Specs: Windows 10
How can I make my computer turn on and go directly to my desktop screen without having to use a password. I use Windows 10 64-bit. The directions using run command "netplwiz" does not work, because when the screen opens on that page the block I'm told to uncheck is already unchecked. If the computer would remember the password that has been assigned to logging in after rebooting or restarting, there would be no problem. But it ALWAYS says that the password used isn't correct. I then resort to using every password that had ever been assigned to Windows and Microsoft (including a pin number method) and I still get the same message. It's frustrating and irritating.

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February 21, 2019 at 18:56:10
Firstly have you tried a Restart? On Win 10 this is more effective at clearing things up than shutting down and starting up again.

If not, sometimes Windows has to be told twice. Try checking that box then using "Restart" then un-check the box.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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February 21, 2019 at 20:46:08
Sorry, Derek. I tried your suggestion and it locked me out of the computer for over an hour. When I went ahead, for the umpteenth time, and told it I forgot my password (none of the previous ones, including the latest, worked), it helped me set up a new password. But then it took me to the Administrator's desktop page, which I never use. It doesn't have any of the icons and programs I use or can access normally. So I stumbled around for another half hour and by accident (or fate) was finally able to get back my old desktop page with which I was used to working with. I think that I'll probably take it down to the local guru/fix-it guy and pay him to set it up to not use a password to get back on it. I don't ever again want to have to plug in a password just to get on my computer page every time the computer shuts down, reboots, or restarts. I'm the only one using it in my home (it's not a portable item I can just take anywhere at a whim), and I'm not near enough to any wi-fi that can access it. Therefore, I see no evident need to make it password protected.

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February 21, 2019 at 22:21:37
As long as you do not have the computer remember important web site passwords like Financial/Banking, Taxes, Accounts that keep your payment info, etc.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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July 22, 2019 at 05:56:25
Bit of a problem trying to understand what you are saying, my understanding is that you just can't login with any password at all. But how do you ... login then ?

Maybe your account is corrupt, and cannot be fixed by changing the password. I would try to setup another account, which should work. Why not ?

Not using a password: not my advice, but maybe it's only possible to create such an account on Windows installation.

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