Windows 10 offers two types of accounts on the Windows 10 operating system: Local Account and Microsoft Account. If you have a local account on the PC, then you can remove the sign-in password when you need it. But, if you use a Microsoft account to log in to your computer, you cannot remove the password of a Microsoft account since it is required.
We always recommend securing your account with a strong password and also change the password regularly. But, if you have forgotten or lose your password, you can change, reset or remove it using the administrator account.
There are several ways to remove or change the password of a Local Account in Windows 10. We will review them one by one.
How to Remove Password of your Local Account in Windows 10 using Settings app?
Step 1. Open the Settings app by pressing
Step 2. When Windows Settings opens, click the
Step 3. Select
Step 4. Click the
Step 5. Click the
Step 6. On the pop-up window that appears, enter the current user password through which you have signed in to your computer.
Step 7. Then click the
Step 8. Leave the new password, confirm password, and password hint fields empty, and then click
Step 9. Click
Now you can close the Settings app. Password is removed from your local account.
How to Remove Password of your Local Account in Windows 10 through Control Panel?
Step 1. Open Control Panel.
Step 2. Click the link
Step 3. Now, the Manage Account window will open. Here, you can find all the user accounts on your computer. Click the name of the user account for that your want to remove the password.
Step 4. Click the link
Step 5. Leave the “new password,” “confirm new password,” and “type a password hint” fields empty, and click on the
When done, the password is removed from your account.
How to Eliminate Password of your Local Account in Windows 10 in CTRL+ALT+DEL secure screen?
Step 1. After sign-in to your account, press
Step 2. Click on
Step 3. Type in your current password, leave the new password, confirm password fields empty, and press
Step 4. Click
How to Remove Password of your Local Account in Windows 10 using Local Users and Groups?
To reset the password using this option, you need to login into your PC with an administrator account. After that, you can remove the password of any user account on your computer. When an administrator changes, resets, or clears the password of another user’s local account, that local account will lose all EFS-encrypted files, personal certificates, and stored passwords for Web sites or network resources.
Step 1. Press
Step 2. In the Run box, type the following and then hit
Note: Local User and Group Management (Lusrmgr.msc) console is not a part of Windows 10 Home Edition. To use it, you need to enable it.
Step 3. Select Users group on the left sidebar.
Step 4. Select the user account on the middle pane for that password you want to reset and then right-click on that—click the
Step 5. Click on
Step 6. Click
Step 7. Click
How to Remove Password of your Local Account in Windows 10 in using Netplwiz or Control Userpasswords2?
By using Netplwiz or Control Userpasswords2 run command, you can reset the password of your local user account. Both commands open the same window, so for this post, I will use Netplwiz.
Step 1. Open the Run dialog box by pressing
Step 2. When the Run box appears, type the following and hit
Step 3. After performing the above steps, the User Accounts window will open. Select a user and then click the
Step 4. Click
Step 5. Click
How to Remove Password of your Local Account in Windows 10 through Command Prompt?
Here, you can issue two types of commands with resetting the password of a user account:-
- net user UserName “”
- net user UserName *
Note: In both of the above commands, replace UserName with the actual user name that exists on your computer for that you want to reset the password.
net user test ""
Just type the command in Command Prompt window and then hit
net user test *
Please type the above command and then press Enter from the keyboard to execute it.