Windows 10: Start without login

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You can also start Windows 10 without entering your login information, i.e. without a password or PIN. How to set up the login accordingly, we show you in our guide.

Without Login WIndows 10 start: without password and without PIN

Normally, you’ll be asked for your user account password when you start Windows 10. However, if you are the only one using the computer, you can disable this security prompt to speed up the login process. To do this, simply follow these steps:

  1. Press the key combination [Win] + [R] to open the Run dialog.
  2. Now type the command “netplwiz” (without quotes). After that, click “OK.” The “User Accounts” window will open.
  3. In the “Users” tab, uncheck “Users must enter username and password”. After clicking “OK”, another window should open.
  4. Now enter the password of your user account in each of the corresponding fields. Confirm your entry with “OK”.


Windows 10: Start without login

Windows 10: Launch without login.

Windows 10: System reactivation without password

In addition, to disable the password prompt when reactivating the system (such as from power-save or standby mode), do the following:

  1. Open the Start menu and select Settings. Alternatively, press the key combination [Win] + [i].
  2. Select “Accounts” and from the menu on the left, select “Login Options.”
  3. Change the selection at “When should Windows request a logon again after an absence?” to “Never”.


Windows 10: Start without login

Logging in after reactivation

Tip: Speed up system startup even further

Without a login, Windows 10 already boots noticeably faster. For even shorter boot times, you need the appropriate hardware with a powerful CPU and, above all, an SSD hard drive.

  • To get the most out of your PC or notebook. You can find the fastest and most cost-effective SSDs in our always up-to-date best list. It starts already from under 50 euros.
  • Who does not want to screw around himself, finds alternatively in our laptop best list numerous fast notebooks for under 500 euros.


Windows 10: Start without login

An SSD hard drive speeds up Windows 10 startup Screenshot: CHIP

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