How to Skip 3 Security Questions while Creating a Local Account in Windows 11 or 10?

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During the setup of Windows 11/10, Windows prompts you to select three security questions and answer them. The same happens when you create a local account from the Settings app. Here also, you need to choose three security questions and answer them. This security Q & A is helpful when you want to reset a forgotten Windows password.

However, if you plan not to use security questions in the future to reset forgotten Windows passwords, you can skip them.

In this gearupwindows article, we will guide you with steps to bypass three security questions when creating a local account in Windows 11 or 10.

How to Skip Security Questions in Windows 11 or 10 by Leaving the Password Field Blank?

While adding the local account on your machine, just leave the password fields empty and click the Next button. Three security questions will disappear automatically. Once a local user account is added to your PC, sign in to that account.

Then, navigate to Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options. Here, click on Password to expand it.

Then, click the Add button under Password.

You can create a password in the pop-up window without entering the security questions and answering them.

How to Disable Security Questions during Account Setup in Windows 11 or 10 using Group Policy Editor?

To turn off security questions in Windows 11 or 10 using Group Policy Editor, do these steps:-

Step 1. Open Local Group Policy Editor.

Step 2. Then, navigate to the following path on the left side of Local Group Policy Editor:-

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Credential User Interface

Step 3. On the right side of the “Credential User Interface” folder, double-click on the policy “Prevent the use of security questions for local accounts” to open it.

Step 4. Select Enabled option.

Step 5. Click Apply.

Step 6. Click OK.

Step 7. Restart your computer to apply the changes.

Once you complete the above steps, the next time you try to add a new local account using the Settings app, it will no longer prompt you to select three security questions to answer.

How to Turn Off Local Account Security Questions using Windows Registry?

To disable the local account security questions by tweaking the registry, use these steps:-

Step 1. First, open Registry Editor.

Step 2. In the Registry Editor, navigate to the following path in the left sidebar:-


Step 3. Then, under the Windows key, look for the sub-key “System.” If it does not exist, you need to create one. To do that, right-click the Windows key and select New > Key.

Step 4. Name the newly created key as System.

Step 5. Now, right-click on the newly-created System key, select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Step 6. Name the newly created REG_DWORD as NoLocalPasswordResetQuestions.

Step 7. Next, double-click on the NoLocalPasswordResetQuestions REG_DWORD and set its “Value data” to 1.

Step 8. Click OK.

Step 9. At least restart your computer to apply the changes.

Once you complete the above steps, Windows 11/10 will stop asking you to set up security questions when you create a new local account.

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