Bypass entering your password on the log in screen Microsoft account.

Press the Windows key+ R keys simultaneously to open the Run dialog box.
  • Type control userpasswords2 in the run prompt and press Enter key.
  • Click on your Microsoft account, uncheck the “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer box”. Do the instructions and you are done.

OK for us forum readers this is how it's done.

Now, For Users who happen to change there Microsoft account password after employing the above technique, it appears you will have to undo and then redo the Login Screen bypass instructions listed above. My Family and friends who have bypassed the log in screen and then changed there account/login password have had windows 8.1 continue to try and log you in with the old password necessitating the suggested fix.

Microsoft if this app can be made aware of password changes we will be grateful.


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This can also be achieved if the user writes in the run box 'netplwiz', click ok and you'll see a User accounts dialogue box appear. Highlight your account. Uncheck the box and fill out your sign in details. As noted above if you change your password remember to change your sign in details.

Can, also, be done by > Start or Applications (or Search) & typing netplwiz and then clicking on, Netplwiz. I know, it's short & simple but, it works :)


Just to clarify... Telling the machine not to require asking for the P/W each time one boots does not mean the machine does not have a P/W, it (still) does. It is merely a convenience IF AND ONLY IF the 'owner' is certain they are the only one who will be using it. Otherwise, do not tell it not to ask for the P/W.

And, yes, a computer SHOULD have a P/W, absolutely and always.



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To further clarify. The password being discussed here protects your LAN only, or multi users. If you have neither, then the password achieves very little. It is relatively easy for an intruder to access a computer, if you are only relying on yoyr OS password.

One should, also, keep in mind that there are other good reasons for using a Microsoft Account including, the P/W besides, the security aspect of things.


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