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Windows 7: Disable Windows 7 log in password

25 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
Disable Windows 7 log in password

Hello all,

I was wondering if it is possible to disable the W7 log in password. I looked around the forum but did not see a solution.

Will appreciate any help.


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25 Aug 2009   #2

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In User Accounts.

Delete Password.
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25 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate

Thanks for fast reply!

so Start -> Control Panel -> User Accounts -> Disable Password?
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25 Aug 2009   #4


NETPLWIZ (caps not necessary, just showing the letters)
Remove check

You will be prompted for username and pwd

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12 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7

I want to remove my password as well, but I do not have the same option that is shown in the screen shot.

In the other User Account window in control panel, I also do not have the option..

If I try to change the password by hitting ctrl-alt-del, it will not allow me to leave it blank

I have also tried to follow this, which does not work..

How can I remove password sign on with Windows7? I upgraded from Vista where I had password sign on. I do not want this feature any more.

I don't have the same folder layout, and didn't find anything when searching for the name of the value. Obviously, it's not the same because i didn't use an upgrade.

I really need to get my password off so that my boss can remotely connect without inputing a password. And yes, I know.. a VNC program would work a lot easier, but he is unwilling.
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12 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1

Have you done what it suggests and press ctrl+alt+del and then select Change Password?
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12 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 7

Yes, I just edited it seconds before you posted lol
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12 Apr 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1

When you press ctrl+alt+del do you have an option to "Change the way Users log-on"?

Group Policy Edit | Computer Configuration | Windows Settings | Security Settings | Local Policies | Security Options.

Interactive logon: Do not display last user name
This security setting determines whether the name of the last user to log on to the computer is displayed in the Windows logon screen.

If this policy is enabled, the name of the last user to successfully log on is not displayed in the Logon Screen.
If this policy is disabled, the name of the last user to log on is displayed.
Default: Disabled.

Interactive logon: Do not require CTRL+ALT+DEL
This security setting determines whether pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL is required before a user can log on.
If this policy is enabled on a computer, a user is not required to press CTRL+ALT+DEL to log on.

Not having to press CTRL+ALT+DEL leaves users susceptible to attacks that attempt to intercept the users' passwords. Requiring CTRL+ALT+DEL before users log on ensures that users are communicating by means of a trusted path when entering their passwords.

If this policy is disabled, any user is required to press CTRL+ALT+DEL before logging on to Windows (unless they are using a smart card for Windows logon).
Default on domain-computers: Disabled.
Default on stand-alone computers: Enabled.
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13 Apr 2010   #9

Windows 7

Thank you for trying, but that did not work. I think I have figured out why the option isn't available to me.

My computer is connected to a LAN File Server which is also set up to be a Domain Controller. I didn't think about it at first but, being logged into a domain changes local user login settings (in XP: having to press ctrl-alt-del every login, etc) even if you are not on a domain account. With Win7, I have no idea how it operates on a DC

Anyways, I don't mind having to input a blank password (this is how everyone elses Win XP computer is set up, which happened when we implemented a domain). But I have Password complexity requirements disallowing a blank password. I know you can change the password complexity on server 2003 (yeah im not up to date :P), but since I'm on a local profile I'm uncertain if it would even be effective.

My guess is I need to change the password complexity requirements in Windows 7. I don't have to worry about security, for everyone at work uses this computer regularly and knows the password.

The guy at my work can easily log into the server and change any setting
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13 Apr 2010   #10

Windows 7

Alright, I found the password complexity requirements policy. And of course, I can't disable it because it is grayed out

Does anyone know how I can work around this by editing the registry, or something?

All I need is to have a blank or disabled password for easy remote access
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