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Lowell

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Windows 10 sign on
« on: January 16, 2016, 11:02:03 AM »
Is there a way to eliminate the need to sign on to Window 10 with a password?  At first I didn't mind signing on as it was only fist thing in the morning.  But now if I a away from the PC for more than 10 minutes, I have to sign in again.  Since this is a home computer, and there is no personal info stored on it, there is no need for password protection.

I don't why it suddenly required signing in all the time.
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Re: Windows 10 sign on
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2016, 11:37:27 AM »
Go to Settings, Accounts, Sign-In Options and you have several options to choose from
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Re: Windows 10 sign on
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2016, 11:41:35 AM »
Go HERE and follow the instructions. As I recall where it says to right click the start button select "Run" and then select "Command Prompt" I selected "Command Prompt (Admin)" .
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Re: Windows 10 sign on
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2016, 11:55:57 AM »
netplwiz is limited in what it can change.  The Sign-In Options page has more choices, including PIN instead of password.
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Re: Windows 10 sign on
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2016, 04:58:42 PM »
Because it is just the Wife and I we have followed the same instructions that Clay posted for several years.
It works well and is fast.

Lowell

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Re: Windows 10 sign on
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2016, 05:09:30 PM »
I went to setting and chose "Never" as the answer to the question. when you return to the computer, do you need to sign in.

But I still need to sign in,  At least by using a pin number, it is a lot quicker than it was using a password.  I sometimes had to type that password 4 times to get in, even though we were positive we were typing it correctly.
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Re: Windows 10 sign on
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2016, 06:12:56 PM »
I have found the need to sign on is a pain in the .... too. epically if the computer needs to be connected to sign on (This just does not work well) I can make it easier.. But I can not eleminate it.

Search for Accounts.. Choose the option about changing your profile settings.
On the top page of that page is the option to "SIGN IN WITH A LOCAL ACCOUNT INSTEAD"  Choose it.

You will be prompted for your password.. at least twice (Confirm)

Then on the accounts page on the left choose SIGN IN OPTIONS

Choose PIN, enter a 4 digit number.

now you only need that 4 digit number.
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Re: Windows 10 sign on
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2016, 06:16:32 PM »
A PIN works with a MS account as well, not just local accounts. That and more are found at the settings page I referred to earlier.
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MartyB

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Re: Windows 10 sign on
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2016, 07:09:05 PM »
Netplwiz is the way to go.  Cut and paste this link and follow the instructions.  It took me a while to find the right instructions but it did work.  Don't confuse this fix with waking the computer after you've bee away for awhile.  That technique is different and took me a lot longer to find on the net.  But it did work as well.

http://www.windows10forums.com/threads/how-to-disable-login-screen-on-win-10.165/

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Re: Windows 10 sign on
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2016, 07:24:26 PM »
I had the same problem with my Mac.  Annoying.
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Re: Windows 10 sign on
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2016, 09:43:38 AM »
I just set the time before it goes to sleep high enough that it's not a problem in normal use.

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Re: Windows 10 sign on
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2016, 09:53:04 AM »
I just set the time before it goes to sleep high enough that it's not a problem in normal use.

Why not just turn off sleep mode, especially in AC power mode?  Check the Control Panel, Power Options for all the settings related to sleep, etc.  Windows has many tools so why not use the right ones for the job?
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Re: Windows 10 sign on
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2016, 02:12:10 PM »
I'm not recalling all the details, but when I first installed W10 it asked me for an Outlook ID and password. I gave it that information and from then on I had to use the password to log in during the W10 bootup.
So, I closed Outlook and told W10 I didn't want to log in via Outlook and the problem went away.
Now I don't have to log in using a password, or PIN, or anything else. It just boots up nice and clean to W10.
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Re: Windows 10 sign on
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2016, 05:42:55 PM »
Go to Settings, Accounts, Sign-In Options and you have several options to choose from

I don't think you can completely remove the sign-in requirement using the Setings menus.

A simple way to do it is to open a Command Prompt box and enter "control userpasswords2"

This will open a popup shown in the attachment.  From the list of users shown in the popup box, highlight the one that you want to automatically login.  Then uncheck the box at the top that says "Users must enter user names..."  This will cause the system to require you to re-enter your password (twice).  Once you do that and click APPLY you are all set; the next time you restart you won't have to enter your password.
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Re: Windows 10 sign on
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2016, 05:48:26 PM »
I don't think you can completely remove the sign-in requirement using the Setings menus.
It did for me. When I go to a new OS I always go to the settings page and go over ever setting in the list and set them the way I want it. I have never had to sign on since then.
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Re: Windows 10 sign on
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2016, 07:01:38 PM »
A simple way to do it is to open a Command Prompt box and enter "control userpasswords2"

That opens the same dialog as netplwiz, previously mentioned.

Removing all logon options is a security hole.  I would use at least the PIN option for minimal security for an unattended computer.
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Re: Windows 10 sign on
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2016, 07:29:46 PM »
I really don't think anyone is going to break into my house to use my computer. Not too much they could do even if they could find it and figured out how to use it.
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Re: Windows 10 sign on
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2016, 10:01:35 PM »
Removing all logon options is a security hole.  I would use at least the PIN option for minimal security for an unattended computer.

My laptop stays in my MH.  If someone breaks in, IMO we have a far more serious problem than whether or not the computer might fall into the wrong hands.  Let's not become so paranoid that we worry about the misuse of computers within our own homes.

Furthermore, I consider "locking" an unattended computer used in your own home as another unnecessary precaution.  I always disable those Windows settings which require that the computer be logged into every time it goes to sleep.  That's a total nuisance IMO. 

Of course, everyone is free to use whatever security and privacy settings they wish.
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Re: Windows 10 sign on
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2016, 08:40:29 AM »
Ned,

I don't want to defeat the security provisions, just reduce the frequency of entering the password. My routine works for me.

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Re: Windows 10 sign on
« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2016, 09:04:21 AM »
I don't want to defeat the security provisions, just reduce the frequency of entering the password. My routine works for me.

I've explained how to do that the correct way.
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