To remove your Windows 11 user account password, go to the sign-in options in Settings, click “Change” under Password, and enter an empty password. This only works if you are using a local user account to login. If you sign in with a Microsoft account, you’ll need to switch from a Microsoft account to a local account to sign in.
Removing your password probably isn’t the best idea, but if you find it annoying to enter it regularly, it’s possible to remove it entirely. This is how you can do it on a Windows 11 PC.
Why you shouldn’t remove your password
Your Windows password is the only thing keeping someone from getting near your computer and accessing all of your files.
If your computer is located in a place that you can trust everyone with physical access to, you’ll probably be fine. You absolutely should not do this on a laptop that you carry with you. They are too easily lost or stolen.
Some programs, like Google Chrome, use your Windows password to protect sensitive data. For example, try viewing your saved passwords or saved credit cards in Google Chrome. You must enter your PC password to view them. Without a Windows password, anyone who gains access to your device could see all your saved passwords and debit or credit cards.
It’s just not worth the risk: signing in automatically is a much better option that doesn’t expose you to as much risk.
How to remove your password from Windows 11
If, after that warning, you still want to remove your Windows 11 password, here’s how you do it. It’s similar to removing your Windows 10 password. First, you need to sign in to Windows 11 with a local account. You can’t remove the password from a Windows 11 account if it’s a Microsoft login.
There are several different ways to change your password. We’ll cover two of the handiest: the Settings app and the Windows Terminal.
Remove your password in the settings app
The easiest way to remove your password is through the Settings app. Press Windows + i to open the Settings window, or search for “Settings” after clicking the Start button.
Click on “Accounts” on the left hand side, scroll down and then click on “Login Options”.
Scroll down, click “Password”, then click “Change”
You will be prompted to enter your current password and then choose a new one. Leave all the boxes related to your new password completely blank and simply click “Next”.
Click “Finish” to remove your password.
Remove your password in Windows terminal
If you prefer, or your situation demands, you can also use a command line interface to remove your Windows 11 password. Windows Terminal supports both PowerShell and Command Prompt, and it doesn’t matter which one you use at this point. case. However, you have to start windows terminal as administrator so you have elevated permissions.
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The most convenient way to start Windows Terminal is through the power users menu: press Windows + X, then press the A key. You can also open Windows Terminal as an administrator by entering “Windows Terminal” in the Start menu search.
Type the following command in the Windows terminal, substituting USERNAME for your username.
net user "USERNAME" ""
If all went well, you will see something like this:
That’s it: one line and no password.
Remember, your computer is now vulnerable to anyone who may have physical access to your device. If you’re not dead set on removing your password, setting up automatic login is a significantly better option.