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How can I bypass Windows login screen and go straight to the desktop when starting my computer? Forgot your Windows admin password and can’t get in to access your files? The password bypass methods differ according to whether or not you can log in to your computer. In this tutorial we’ll show you the most common ways to bypass Windows 7, 8, 10 password to access your PC.
Method #1: Automatically Bypass Windows Password Screen
Ever wonder how you can avoid typing in your password every time Windows starts up? After turning on automatic login, you no longer have to enter your password or pick a user from the login screen. Instead, the computer will bypass Windows password screen and take you directly to the desktop. Let’s get started:
Step 1. Press the + R keyboard combination to bring up a Run dialog box, when it appears type netplwiz and click OK.
Step 2. You will see the list of all the users set up on your computer. Select your desired account and uncheck the “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer” box and click OK.
Step 3. You will see the list of all the users set up on your computer. Select your desired account and uncheck the “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer” box and click OK.
Restart your PC and Windows will bypass the login screen and automatically log you in without you having to type anything.
Method #2: Bypass Windows Password without Login
Let’s say you forgot the administrator password on your PC but need to access your files urgently, then it’s impossible to do a Windows reinstallation all over again. Luckily there is a bootable disk called PCUnlocker which lets you bypass Windows 7 / 8 / 10 password shortly. Let’s have a look:
Step 1. When you lost admin password to your PC, you need to use another computer to make a bootable PCUnlocker USB. Download the ISO image of PCUnlocker, and install it on to your USB thumb drive using Rufus (or other freeware like ISO2Disc).
Step 2. Insert the bootable PCUnlocker USB into the computer you need to get in. While turning it on, press the BIOS key (F2, F12, DEL, ESC, F8, etc.) to access the Boot Devices Menu. Choose your USB drive appeared in the list and press Enter.
Step 3. When the PCUnlocker utility loads from USB, you can see a list of Windows accounts registered on your computer. Select the user for whom you want to reset the password, and click the Reset Password button.
Step 4. When the Change Password box pops up, leave the New Password box empty and click OK. Of course, you can enter a new password here.
Step 5. Now you’ve successfully bypassed Windows password! Restart your computer and you will see you no longer have to enter a password to start using it.
The first method lets you stop Windows from asking for password every time you start the computer, while the second method allows you to bypass Windows password when you’re unable to log in to any account on your computer. Don’t hesitate to ask us by dropping a comment in the below comment section.
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