It's widely accepted that more people than ever are using Windows 10. Even before millions were forced to work from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, Microsoft passed the 1 billion mark for Windows 10 devices

That was due in part to ending support for Windows 7 in January 2020, with tens of millions of people thought to have made the transition to Microsoft's latest operating system. 

(Sidenote: If you haven't updated from Windows 7 yet, you really should. Here's how it's done.)

One of the main issues with this older hardware is the lack of biometric options for logging in. Many come without Windows Hello support, meaning you can't use a fingerprint scanner or facial recognition to unlock.

That means you have to enter a password each and every time you want to use your PC. This can quickly get frustrating, particularly if it's only you using the device. Here's how to remove the login password, giving you instant access to the desktop.

How to remove Windows login password

  • Type netplwiz in the Start menu search bar, then click the top result to run the command
  • Untick the box next to 'Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer' and hit 'Apply'
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  • Enter your username and password, then re-enter your password. Click 'OK'
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  • Click 'OK' again to save the changes

To reactivate Windows password login just return to this settings menu and tick the box next to 'Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer'.

Check out more of our Windows tutorials, which includes how to remove unnecessary startup programs.