One giant question that always has been in the mind of some Windows users is that how to actually get rid of all kinds of sign-in options from starting up PC to booting into Windows 10. Since the introduction of using Microsoft Account as part of Windows 10 login, a password barrier is the minimum requirement to sign into your Windows 10 PC.
Well, there is actually a way to get rid of all password, Windows Hello PIN, Face or Finger recognition sign in options when you login to Windows 10. That is, by creating a local user account without giving it any password, and login using the local account instead of your Microsoft account. This tutorial will show you how to do it.
We will divide the tutorial into two parts:
- How to create local account with or without password on Windows 10,
- and how to change your local user account to an administrator account on Windows 10.
How to create local account on Windows 10
To create a local user account with or without password on Windows 10, follow the steps below.
- Go to Start menu. Search and open Settings.
- Select Accounts, then select Family & other users from the left sidebar.
- In the right pane, under Other users, click on Add someone else to this PC.
- When it asks for email or phone for the new account, instead or entering anything in the field, click on the “I don’t have this person’s sign-in information” link.
- On the next screen, click on “Add a user without a Microsoft account” link.
- You have two options here:
- If you don’t want any password for this local user account, enter your desired username and leave the password field empty, then click on Next.
- If you want a password for this local account, complete the form by entering your desired username, password and the three security questions. Click Next when you’re done.
That’s it! Your new local account should now be created.
To login to your newly created local account, restart your PC (alternatively, press CTRL-ALT-DEL keys then select “sign out“, instead of having to restart).
On the welcome screen, select your new local user account, then click Sign in.
How to change local account to administrator on Windows 10
Optionally, you can change your new local user account to administrator account with admin privileges. Here’s how to do it.
Go to Start > Settings > Accounts > Family & other users. Click on your newly created local account, then click on Change account type.
In the “change account type” window, under Account type, click and select Administrator. Then, click OK.
If you only want to remove PIN or other sign-in options of your Microsoft account, read: How to Remove PIN Login From Windows 10 Startup.