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Want to be able to log in without password

  1. #1


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8

    Want to be able to log in without password


    As the title says, I would like to be able to log in to my computer without needing a password every time I start it up. It's my own personal computer, so nobody else would have access to my files but me.

    I understand that if you go into the command prompt and enter control userpasswords2, you'll be brought to a screen where you can click a check box that allows you to log in without needing a password. However, after an update, I suddenly had to use the password again, and when I went back to that screen, the check box was simply gone.

    Can I please get some help?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello The Pope,

    Which update was this after?

    For now, you might see if doing a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before this happened may be able to help.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    I'm sure I've seen similar issues with login settings occurring after previous Updates.

    Might be worth just doing an ordinary Restart (eg. Ctrl-Alt-Delete and right-click on the power button that's bottom-right) to see if that puts it back, before trying System Restore.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8


    Well, I found out a temporary fix: in User Control Settings, I clicked something that said "Reset Security Policies", or something along those lines, and it fixed it. I'm not sure if it changed anything else as well, though.
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  5. #5


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Where was that setting at?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8


    In User Control Settings.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Could you post a screenshot showing it please?
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  8. #8


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8


    Apparently not, seeing how after doing so, the button has vanished.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    That's ok. I'll have a play with it to see if I can find it. I just wasn't sure exactly where you said it was at.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 103
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center (64 bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Could you post a screenshot showing it please?




    But you won't see that setting unless there is a policy in place that prevents you from changing the login settings.
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