On Windows 10, there are two types of accounts:
- Local account
- Microsoft account
You can’t remove the password if you use a Microsoft account to log in to your PC. But if you use a local account to log in to your PC, you can reset and remove the password when needed. We recommend you always set a strong password and change your password regularly for security.
This article will guide you in serval ways to remove passwords in your local account in Windows 10.
How to remove your Local Account’s Password in Windows 10 using the Settings app?
Step 1. Open the Settings app by pressing
Step 2. When Windows Settings opens, click the
Step 3. Select
Step 4. Click the
Step 5. Click the
Step 6. On the pop-up window that appears, enter the current user password you signed in to your computer.
Step 7. Then click the
Step 8. Leave the new password, confirm password, and password hint fields empty, then click
Step 9. Click
How to Remove the Password of your Local Account in Windows 10 through Control Panel?
Step 1. Open Control Panel.
Step 2. Click the link
Step 3. Now, the Manage Account window will open. Here, you can find all the user accounts on your computer. Click the name of the user account for that your want to remove the password.
Step 4. Click the link
Step 5. Leave the “new password,” “confirm the new password,” and “type a password hint” fields empty, and click on the
How to Eliminate the Password of your Local Account in Windows 10 in CTRL+ALT+DEL secure screen?
Step 1. After sign-in to your account, press
Step 2. Click on
Step 3. Type in your current password, leave the new password, confirm password fields empty, and press Enter or click on the
Step 4. Click
How to remove your Local Account’s Password in Windows 10 using Local Users and Groups?
To reset the password using this option, you must log into your PC with an administrator account. After that, you can remove the password of any user account on your computer. When an administrator changes, resets, or clears the password of another user’s local account, that local account will lose all EFS-encrypted files, personal certificates, and stored passwords for Web sites or network resources.
Step 1. Press
Step 2. In the Run box, type the following and then hit
Note: Local User and Group Management (Lusrmgr.msc) console is not a part of Windows 10 Home Edition. To use it, you need to enable it.
Step 3. Select the Users group on the left sidebar.
Step 4. Select the user account on the middle pane for the password you want to reset, and then right-click on that—click the
Step 5. Click on
Step 6. Click
Step 7. Click
How to remove your Local Account’s Password on Windows 10 using Netplwiz or Control Userpasswords2?
By using Netplwiz or Control Userpasswords2 run command, you can reset the password of your local user account. Both commands open the same window, so for this post, I will use Netplwiz.
Step 1. Open the Run dialog box by pressing
Step 2. When the Run box appears, type the following and hit
Step 3. After performing the above steps, the User Accounts window will open. Select a user and click the
Step 4. Click
Step 5. Click
How to Remove the Password of your Local Account in Windows 10 through Command Prompt?
Open an elevated command prompt.
Here, you can issue two types of commands with resetting the password of a user account:-
- net user UserName “”
- net user UserName *
Note: In both of the above commands, replace UserName with the actual user name that exists on your computer for that you want to reset the password.
net user test ""
Just type the command in Command Prompt window and then hit Enter from the keyboard to execute it. Now, that user account password is removed.
net user test *
Please type the above command and press