Disable Login Prompt in Windows 8

Having a password on a machine is recommended if your computer may be around people you don’t want accessing your data. Environments such as a small or home office you may be trusting enough to go without requiring a password. If you want to disable the prompt to type a username and password to get into Windows 8 you can follow these steps.

  1. Hold the Windows Key then press “R” to bring up the “Run” dialog box.
  2. Type “control userpasswords2“, then select “OK“.
  3. The “User Accounts” dialog should appear.
  4. Select the user you would like to use every time you login.
    Note: The “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer” must be checked to change the user selection.
  5. Once you have chosen the account you wish to use, uncheck or the box that says “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer” to disable password screen and allow Windows to automatically login and bring users to the main screen.
    Autologin accounts User Accounts Windows 8
  6. Type the password to the auto-login account in the “Password” and “Confirm Password” boxes, then choose “OK“.

If you decide you want to enable the prompt for a username and password again, simply return to this screen, and check the “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer” box again.

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