This short guide will take you step by step though the process to skip the Windows 10 sign in window, allowing you to automatically sign in each time. We’ll also show you how to disable the sign-in prompt for when your computer wakes up from being “asleep”.
If you don’t share your computer with anyone else and/or you aren’t concerned about people being able to access the contents of your PC by just turning it on, you can completely disable the login screen that appears when Windows 10 starts up. You can also disable that same sign-in screen that appears when your computer “wakes up”. Just follow these steps –
- Start by entering the keyboard combination Windows Key + R to bring up the “Run” command window. Enter the word netplwiz and then click the OK button.
- Select the user account you want to be able to skip the Windows 10 sign in window located in the Users for this computer: section, and then remove the check-mark from the box labelled Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer. Once you’ve done that, click the OK button.
- You’ll be prompted to enter your user name and password (twice). Once that’s done click the OK button. If you want to disable the sign-in window from appearing when your computer wakes up from being asleep, proceed with step #4 below. Otherwise you’re all done!
- To stop Windows 10 from asking you to enter your password each time your computer wakes up from being asleep, click the Windows “search” button or enter the keyboard combo Windows Key + S. Type the words sign in and then click the Change the sign-in requirements item that will appear in the search results.
- Scroll down to the section titled Require sign-in and then click the menu below If you’ve been away, when should Windows require you to sign in again? Select Never from the list of options.
- That’s it – Windows should now stop asking you for your password when it starts up and when it wakes up.
If you want to speed up the Windows 10 sign-in process even more, you can try stopping some of the programs that start automatically when Windows boots up and then just start them when they’re needed.