How to Skip 3 Security Questions while Creating a Local Account on Windows 11 or 10?


Setting up your Windows 11 or 10 prompts you to answer three questions and saves your answers to make them more secure. It does the same when you try and create a local account from the Settings app. These security questions come in handy in case you happen to forget your password in the future.

However, if you do not want to have these security questions asked to you whenever you set up or create an account, you can always skip them. Read through this risewindows article; it will teach you how to do it.

How to Skip Security Questions in Windows 11 or 10 by Leaving the Password Field Blank?

If you’re adding a local account to your system, you can leave the password fields empty and skip to the next page. The security questions will disappear automatically. After adding the local account to your computer, sign into it.

Now, navigate to Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options. Here, click on Password to expand it.

Next, find Add button under Password. Click on it.

You can create a password in the window that pops up. You don’t have to answer the security questions that follow.

Step 1: To begin, Open Local Group Policy Editor.

Step 2: Then, you need to navigate to the following path :

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Credential User Interface

Step 3: You will find the policy “Prevent the use of security questions for local accounts” on the right side of the “Credential User Interface” folder; double-click to open.

Step 4: Now, click on the Enabled button.

Step 5: Click on the Apply button.

Step 6: Click on the OK button.

Step 7: Reboot your system as a final step. It will apply the changes.

After completing the above steps, the prompt window will not open, and you can skip adding the security questions whenever you try opening a local account on your computer.

How to Turn Off Local Account Security Questions using Windows Registry?

You can also disable the security questions by tweaking the registry. Use the following steps to achieve that:

Step 1: Firstly, open Registry Editor.

Step 2: Once you’re in the Registry Editor, navigate to the following path in the left sidebar:


Step 3: Then, look for the sub-key “System” under the Windows key, and if you can’t find it, you will have to create one. You can do that by right-clicking on the Windows key and selecting New > Key.

Step 4: Name the newly created key as System.

Step 5: After that, right-click on the newly-created System key and go to New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Step 6: Name the newly created REG_DWORD as NoLocalPasswordResetQuestions.

Step 7: Double-click on the NoLocalPasswordResetQuestions REG_DWORD and set its “Value data” to 1.

Step 8: Now, click the OK button.

Step 9: Finally, restart the system to apply the changes.

Complete the above steps, and Windows 11/10 will no more ask you to set the security questions while opening a local account on your computer.

That’s it. A few simple steps, and your problem is solved.

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