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Disabled login screen but still asked for a password

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 7

    Disabled login screen but still asked for a password


    Hello all,
    I have a Windows 8 laptop. I went into netplwiz and unchecked "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer". When I restart the PC it still asks me for a password. Is there another place to turn this off as well? Does anyone know why it still asks me for a password? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you and have a nice day.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello lumpkch, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Try again. You may have just entered the password incorrectly the first time by mistake.

    Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

    In addition, double check to see if these may apply as well.




    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 7


    Hello Shawn,
    I went into netplwiz and made sure that "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" is unchecked. I also made sure that the password on wake feature is disabled. There is no screen saver password so that is not an issue. I appreciate the assistance. When I restart the laptop it still asks for a user id and password. Am I doing something wrong here? I mean, there is a way to make it so when I start the laptop it goes right to the desktop without asking for any credentials correct? Please don't misunderstand me, I am not in any way upset with you but this is very frustrating. Is there anything else I can do?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Sorry, I meant for you to start over with the sign in automatically at startup tutorial incase there was a mistake made when entering the password the first time.

    Check the box, apply, uncheck box, click OK, type in password again.

    Are you part of a domain?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 7


    No sir, not part of a domain. I will check and apply then uncheck and apply.
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  6. #6


    You're asked for User Name?
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