Skip the Login Password and Go Right to the Desktop in Windows 10
Edited by Jay
It's safe to say that Windows 10 takes the security of its users pretty seriously. There are a variety of features and options available to help ensure that our personal data and files never become compromised or stolen. In addition to protecting our data, Windows 10 (as well as older versions) helps prevent unauthorized access to your computer by requiring a username and password when the machine boots up, as well as when it wakes from sleep mode. This is great for when you're out and about or at work but can become a bit tiresome when at home, especially if it's just yourself.
The good news is, there are a few methods to stop Windows 10 from requiring a password each time the device boots or wakes from sleep mode. The steps in this article are easy to follow, so if you're someone who alternates between using your laptop at home and away reasonably often, you'll be able to switch back and forth without any hassle.
In the following VisiHow tutorial, we're going to walk through the steps to enable automatic sign in, as well as how to stop Windows from requesting a password every time the device wakes from sleep mode. For this article, we used a Sager laptop running Windows 10 Professional.
Enable Automatic Sign in Windows 10
- 4Each time you reboot your system, you'll go directly to the desktop rather than having to sign in with your username and password.Back on the Users Accounts window, click "OK" once more to finalize the change.
Disable Sign in on Wake Up with Settings
Disable Sign in on Wake Up with Local Group Policy
The following steps will only work for users with Windows 10 Professional. If you're using Windows 10 Home, use the steps in the section above.