- Disable the password
- Delete the password for the local account
- Delete the password for the Microsoft account
Speed up access to Windows 8
Considering that, as I said at the beginning, by eliminating the request for entering the password to access your user account on Windows 8, you will inevitably expose your computer to privacy risks.
Before explaining how to carry out the operation in question, therefore, I would like to recommend some alternative protection systems that you can consider and that will allow you to speed up access to Windows 8 without removing the password.
I am referring to the use of a graphic password (a password consisting of an image of your choice and some gestures to be associated) or a Numeric PIN (just like those that are usually used to unlock access to mobile phone SIMs). To find out more, please continue reading.
You are interested in understanding how to enable the use of graphic password for your user account on Windows 8? Then go first to the Start Screen by clicking on Start button (I cheer with the pennant Windows) on the taskbar and click on the tile with thegear, in order to access the section Settings of Windows.
In the screen that is shown to you at this point, presses on the item Account located on the left, select the item Access options (which is always on the left) and click on the button Add, placed under the heading Graphic password.
Now type the "classic" password currently set for your user account on Windows 8 in the appropriate field displayed and click on the button OK. Now pause on the button Select image located on the left, select an image saved on your computer that you want to use to configure the graphical password, click on the button apri e poi quello Use this image.
Then proceed by going to draw three movements on the image you just selected. You can use any combination of circles, straight lines and dabs. Try to memorize the extension, position and direction of the gestures as well as the order in which you perform them as they will become an integral part of your graphic password. Next, repeat the movements you made earlier on the image and click on the button end which appears at the bottom left, to complete the configuration procedure.
At this point, you can start using the newly created graphic password to access your user account on Windows 8. Keep in mind that you will be asked each time to replace the classic password.
Have you had second thoughts and want to get rid of the previously configured graphical password? No problem. To do this, go back to the Windows 8 settings, as I have indicated a few lines above, and click on the items Account e Access options which are on the left, then presses the button Remove collocato sotto the dicitura Graphic password. Done!
The use of the graphical password does not interest you and you prefer to use a Numeric PIN to access your account? Then first go to the Start Screen Windows by clicking on the Start button (I cheer with the pennant Windows) on the taskbar and press on the tile with thegear, in order to access the section Settings of Windows.
In the screen that is shown to you at this point, click on the item Account present on the left, on the wording Access options (always on the left) and then click the button Add placed under the heading PIN.
Then type the password of your user account in the appropriate field that is shown on the screen and press the button OK, then type the PIN you want to use in the fields Enter your PIN e Confirm PIN and click sul bottone end. Done!
From now on, instead of typing the password, every time you want to access your user account on Windows 8, just enter the PIN you just configured. It was easy, wasn't it?
Clearly, should you have second thoughts, you can always and in any case cancel the use of the PIN by going back to the section Account Windows 8 settings by selecting the item Access options in the sidebar on the left and pressing the button Remove che trovi in corrispondenza della dicitura PIN.
Remove the password from Windows 8
If the solutions that I have indicated in the previous lines do not interest you and you want, therefore, to find out how to get rid of the request for entering the password on Windows 8 in the true sense of the term, you can proceed first by going to deactivate the insertion of the same after the suspension or the hibernation of the system, following the instructions on what to do that you find below.
If you then want to "free yourself" permanently of the password, you can follow the appropriate procedure that you find indicated below. If you are using a local account you can do this by acting from the Windows settings, while if you are using a Microsoft account you can do everything by going to the section of the system for managing the user account.
Disable the password
First, let's try to figure out how to go about it remove the password from Windows 8 after suspending or hibernating the system. To do this, go to the Start Screen by clicking on Start button (I cheer with the pennant Windows) on the taskbar and presses on the tile with thegear, in order to access the Windows settings.
In the screen that is shown to you, click on the item Account which is on the left and then on that Access options (which you always find on the left), then press the button Modification collocato sotto the dicitura Password policies and press pulsating Change to confirm and apply the changes.
If you have to think again, you can enable the password request again by clicking on the items Account e Access options in the Windows 8 settings, as seen together earlier, and pressing the button Modification that you find under the heading Password policies.
Delete the password for the local account
If, on the other hand, you want to find out how to permanently delete the password and you are using a local user account on your Windows PC, always go to Start Screen by clicking on Start button (I cheer with the pennant Windows) on the taskbar and click on the tile Settings (the one with the symbol ofgear).
In the screen displayed, presses, in sequence, on the items Account e Access options that you find on the left, then click on the button Modification under the heading Password located on the right, enter the password currently configured for your account and press the button NEXT which is located at the bottom.
Finally, leave the fields blank New password, Enter your password again e Suggestion password present in the new screen displayed and presses the button NEXT located at the bottom, then click on the button end. Here it is!
If you have to think again, you can enable the password request again by always going to the section Access options accessible after clicking on the entry Account in the Windows settings, by pressing the button Add sotto the dicitura Password which is on the right and filling in the fields on the screen by entering twice the password you want to use and the relative suggestion to be displayed in case of forgetfulness. Then press the buttons NEXT e end to complete the setup.
Delete the password for the Microsoft account
Starting with Windows 8, Microsoft has decided to integrate the use of Windows user accounts with all Microsoft online accounts, in order to always keep data and settings perfectly synchronized. Therefore, if you use a Microsoft user account on your PC, the procedure you need to put into practice to get rid of the password is different from the one seen together in the previous step and involves access to the section of the OS relating to user account management. .
So, call the window Run using the keyboard shortcut Win + R, type the command netplwiz in the appropriate field on the screen and click the button OK attached to the window you see on the desktop.
Once this is done, you will see the window for managing user accounts on Windows 8 open on the screen. Then select the you account utente from the list under the heading Users for the computer and remove the check mark from the box next to the item But use this computer if you need the password and the password.. Then click the button Apply placed at the bottom.
Finally, type the password currently set for your account in the fields Password e Confirm password in the new window that opens on the desktop and then click the button OK twice consecutively, in order to save the changes.
If you have to think again, you can retrace your steps at any time by calling up the window again User Accounts typing the command netplwiz in the window of Run, selecting the your account from the list under the heading Users for the computer and placing the check mark again on the box next to the item But use this computer if you need the password and the password.. Finally press on Apply and OK to confirm the changes made.
What to do if you have forgotten your password
You no longer remember the password to access your account on your computer and would like to know if there is any system for circumvent the request to enter the latter and still access Windows 8? If the answer is yes, the best suggestion I can give you is to follow the instructions contained in my tutorial on how to bypass the Windows password: you will find some solutions that may prove useful for your purpose.
However, I recommend that you put into practice the information in question only and exclusively on your legitimate PC or in any case on your personal accounts. Hacking other users' computers is a crime… but I don't think I need to tell you that!How to remove the password from Windows 8