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How To Create Local User Account Without Password In Windows 10

 

If you are the sole user of your computer, you might want to have a user account without a password. Or, you might not want to set a password for your child’s account on the computer.

Windows 10 supports creating accounts without passwords, although having a password-protected user account is always recommended.

Note that you can create an account without a password for local user accounts only. If you are trying to create a Windows 10 account with your Microsoft account, then you will have to use the Microsoft account password to sign in. However, you can configure Windows 10 to automatically sign in without asking for the password.

As said before, we do not recommend creating a user account without a password, as anyone who has access to your computer can access the data on it. You must set a strong password and encrypt drives if you often carry your laptop or tablet.

If you already have a password for the account, refer to how to remove the password from an account guide or refer to how to automatically sign in to Windows 10 guide.

Use the given below directions to create a local user account without a password in Windows 10.

Method 1 of 2

Create user account without password in Windows 10

Step 1: On your Windows 10 computer, navigate to Settings > Accounts > Family & other users.

Step 2: In the Other users section, click on the Add someone else to this PC option. This will open the account creation dialog.

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Step 3: Here, click on the I don’t have this person’s sign-in information link.

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NOTE: If you get the following dialog instead of the one mentioned above (shows up when your PC is not connected to the internet), enter your account name, leave the password and password confirmation fields blank and then click the Next button to create a local account without a password.

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Step 4: In the resulting dialog, click the Add a user without a Microsoft account link.

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Step 5: Now, enter a desired name for the user account and then do not enter anything in the password and re-enter the password fields.

Click the Next button to create the account.

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Method 2 of 2

Set up Windows 10 local account without a password

Step 1: Turn off the Wi-Fi on your computer or disconnect the ethernet cable if you are using it to connect to your PC to the internet.

To turn off the Wi-Fi, go to Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi page and then click on the Wi-Fi toggle button.

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Step 2: Go to Settings > Accounts > Family & other users page and then click Add someone else to this PC option.

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Step 3: As you can see in the picture below, Windows 10 offers you create a local user account instead of pushing you to create a Microsoft account when you are offline.

Step 4: Type the user account name that you want to use for your new local account. To create an account without a password, you need to leave the password and re-enter the password fields empty. Finally, click the Next button to create the account without a password.

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