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Unable to remove password requirement at Startup

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center

    Unable to remove password requirement at Startup


    My computer recently began requiring me to use password at startup. I had previously disabled.

    I went to NETPLWIZ as suggested elsewhere (Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup)

    However, there is no box to uncheck that says "Users must enter username and password to use this computer." (see attachment)

    What am I missing? I have also checked the Password Requirement on Wakeup in the Power settings and that shows "No" and the "Ctrl-Alt-Del" option is also not in place.

    Thanks.
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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,573
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello PreacherMan, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Is your PC on a domain?

    If so, then this can only be done in Registry Editor using the method in the second post at the link below instead.

    windows 7 auto login without the "Users must enter a user name and" - Microsoft Community
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center


    How can I tell if I am on a domain? As far as I know I am not.

    The strange thing is that up until about a week ago I did not have to enter the password, and then one day I did.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,573
    64-bit Windows 10


    If you don't know that you're on a domain, then most likely you are not. It's to connect to a corporate domain network.

    Since this was working about a week ago, you might see if doing a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated when it was working may help.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1


    Hello. I am new to this Forum, and this is my first post.

    I, too, do not have the "Users must enter a username and password to use this computer" option.

    How do I know if this computer (which I am using at home) is somehow possibly on a domain? If so, how can I undo this? Will this return the "Users must enter a username and password to use this computer" option to the dialog screen?

    Thank you for your help.

    Will
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,573
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Will, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you like, you could see if using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to manually set this instead may work for you.

    Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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