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How to disable the Windows 11 password and login

Most of the time, you'll need to disable Microsoft login and sync.
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December 29, 2023

Before we begin, we’re going to be blunt — you probably shouldn’t disable password login on a modern PC. While it might feel like a hassle, especially on a machine that’s always at home, it’s a basic security measure that makes it harder for thieves and hackers to access your data. If you’re confident, though, there are a couple of ways to remove password login for Windows 11.

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To remove Windows 11 password login:

  1. If you're using a Microsoft account, go to Settings > Accounts > Your info > Sign in with a local account instead and leave password fields blank when making the switch.
  2. If you're already using a local account, remove your existing password via Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options > Password > Change.

How to disable the Windows 11 password and login

We said this in the intro, but think twice before picking either of these options.

If you have a Microsoft account login

The Windows 11 Your info settings menu
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Most modern Windows PCs default to a Microsoft account for sign-in. We’d recommend leaving this intact — not the least for file and settings sync — but if you’re really committed to the idea of bypassing password login, you’ll have to switch to a local account.

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Select Accounts > Your info.
  • Choose Sign in with a local account instead under Account settings.
  • Follow prompts to confirm, including entering your current PIN or password.
  • When creating local account info, leave the password fields blank.
  • Click Next, then Sign out and Finish.

Be warned that if you have any Microsoft apps like the Office suite, you’ll probably have to sign back into them individually.

If you have a local account login

When you’re already using a local account, all you need to do is eliminate your existing password.

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Click Accounts, then Sign-in options.
  • Select the Password menu under Ways to sign in, then Change.
  • Enter your current password and click Next.
  • Leave the password fields empty and click Next again.
  • Click Finish.