Many Windows users may wonder how to eliminate all sign-in options, from startup to booting into Windows 11 or Windows 10. With the introduction of “Microsoft Account” as part of Windows login, a password is the minimum requirement to access your Windows PC.
However, there’s a way to remove all password, Windows Hello PIN, Face or Finger sign-in options in Windows 11/10. You can create a local user account without a password and sign in with it instead of your Microsoft account. This guide will show you how to do that in two simple steps:
- First, create a local account with or without a password on Windows 11/10.
- Then, change your local user account to an administrator account.
Also see: How to Login Windows 11 Without Microsoft Account
Part 1: Create a local account without password
To create a local user account with or without password on Windows 11 or Windows 10, follow the steps below.
- Go to the “Start” menu and search for and open “Settings”.
- Select “Accounts”, then choose “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 an email or phone for the new account, click on the “I don’t have this person’s sign-in information” link instead of entering anything in the field.
- On the next screen, click on the “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 is now created. To log in 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”.
Part 2: Change the local account to administrator
Optionally, you can change your new local user account to an 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 11/10 Startup.
Why would you want to use a local account in Windows 11/10?
Creating a local account on Windows 11/10 has several benefits over using a Microsoft account. First, it provides an additional layer of privacy, as Microsoft won’t be able to access your personal data and usage patterns.
Additionally, it can help speed up your login process, as you won’t have to wait for your Microsoft account to sync before logging in. Finally, it can prevent issues with login errors, as the local account is stored entirely on your device and isn’t dependent on external factors such as network connectivity.
Potential risks of using a local account
While there are several benefits to using a local account on Windows 11/10, there are also some potential risks to consider. First, a local account may not sync your settings and preferences across multiple devices, which can be inconvenient if you frequently switch between devices.
Additionally, a local account may not be as secure as a Microsoft account, as it lacks advanced security features like two-factor authentication and password recovery options. Finally, a local account may not support all of the same features and functionality as a Microsoft account, which can limit your ability to use certain apps and services, such as the Microsoft Store.