Turn Off Windows 8 Password

How to Turn Off Windows 8 Password

Jul. 12, 2013 7:58 am / Posted by Michael Eric to Windows Tips
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turn off windows 8 administrator passwordIs there a way to turn off administrator Windows 8 password so that I can log into Windows 8 without entering password? This may be a problem that troubles many Windows 8 users.

You may find it a little annoying each time Windows 8 resumes from sleep mode or you open your PC, you are prompted to enter a password to bypass the lock screen. This protection mechanism can be disabled. Hopefully you'll be clear about how to turn off password in Windows 8 after reading the solutions provided by the Q&As below, including one using Windows 8 Password Recovery to unlock Windows 8 password if you forgot the password you are about to turn off.

Question A: How to Turn Off Windows 8 Password if You Remember Your Passowrd

You can turn off Windows 8 administrator password and standard user password at startup with some simple steps:

  • 1. Login to your user (Admin) i.e. just start the Windows 8 with your username and password.
  • 2. Open command prompt (shortcut "Windows key+R") and type "netplwiz" without quotes. Or you can just open the Metro UI screen and start typing "netplwiz" it will give you the result under app search.
  • 3. Click on that and other windows will open. In that window uncheck the box "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer".

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  • 4. On the next window enter your username and password.
Note: As you have to enter your user name and password, you must make sure you remember your Windows 8 password. Otherwise this method will not work.

Finally click OK and restart your computer to check the result. You've managed to remove Windows 8 login password and you do not need the username and password each time when you logon to Windows 8.

Question B: I Forgot Windows 8 Password, how to bypass Windows 8 Password Protection?

A lot of people may forget the Windows 8 password which you just intend to turn off. In this case, you have to use a Windows 8 Password Recovery tool to unlock Windows 8 startup password. It can also be feasible to turn off Windows password in Windows 10/8.1/7/Vista/XP. Here's the tutorial for using this tool.

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  • 1. Download and install Windows 8 Password Recovery on any available computer (the computer which you can access to), it's an image file.
  • 2. Insert a CD/DVD or USB flash drive into your computer and burn a Windows 8 boot disk/USB from the image file.

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  • 3. Insert newly burned Windows 8 password recovery boot disk/ USB to your password locked computer and set bios to boot your computer from it.
  • 4. Select a target system and user account that you want to unlock password for and click "Next" to initiate the password unlocking process.
  • 5. Restart your computer, and login into Windows 8 without password.


As you can see, whether you remember your Windows 8 password or not, you can always find a way to unlock Windows 8 password, which are all pretty easy. If you have any question, you are welcomed to leave it in the comment section. We will reply to you as soon as possible.

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