Bypass Password Login on Windows 8 Boot Up and Wake Up From Sleep

Windows 8 will recommend on using a Live ID to login and use Windows 8 features. But if your computer system is single use, entering password on every bootup or whenever system wakes up from sleep could be annoying. Here is how you can bypass entering password can automatically login Windows 8.

How to Skip Entering Password on Login Screen

We already covered a software to bypass windows login but here is a manual way which is applicable to Windows 8. Similar to Windows 7 and easy to implement.

  1. Press WIN+C to access Charms bar.
  2. Click on Search Icon and type netplwiz and hit enter key.bypass password windows-8
  3. On the windows which is now opened, uncheck the option which reads- “User must enter Username and Password”.
  4. Press OK and this prompts to open another window.
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  5. Confirm enter your password twice. (This is the last time).

From now on, whenever the windows boot up you will be logged in automatically without entering password on Windows 8 login screen.

This solves problem only for Windows bootup. If windows enter Sleep mode and when you wake up the system,  it will still ask for password. It is good practice because, if you are not around, someone may get direct access.

Still, if you don’t want password prompt even while waking up the system, it can be disabled.

How to Disable Password on Wake up from Sleep

  1. Press WIN+C to access Charms bar and click on Settings icon followed by Control Panel.
  2. In control panel, access Power options.
  3. Click on “Require Password on Wakeup” which is on left sidebar.
  4. Click on “Change settings that are currently unavailable”.
  5. Check “Don’t require a Password” and Save Changes.

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From now on, you will resume to the screen where you left directly on wake up from sleep. No password prompt will be there.

So, this is how password login screen can be completely bypassed on Windows 8 from all possible places. Alon with this, it is possible to bypass Metro screen too and directly skip to traditional Desktop.

Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 7 comments
Rijin - November 13, 2012

Correct it to netplwiz instead of netplzwiz.
Thanks for the tip 🙂

    Rohit Langde - November 14, 2012

    Thank you Rijin for pointing out mistake. Article is now updated with correction 🙂

S Thiruvengadam - November 14, 2012

Dear Sir, Your suggestion is good. But if the computer is accidentally left out in open your security and privacy is affected. Even I will suggest to google users not to allow the mail id and password to be remembered. It will compromise your privacy. Every restriction is always annoying. But on certain issues you will have to be cautious even though the repeated action is annoying. Thanks

    Rohit Langde - November 14, 2012

    Exactly, this is a direct threat or may lead to invasion of privacy.
    Only recommended for computer systems when user is sure that there is no harm is leaving screen open (like me when working at home) 🙂

Suppertime - April 8, 2013

This doesn’t work. Still requires password when waking up from sleep mode. No one seems to have figured out how to turn off the password requirement for waking from sleep. C’mon, tech experts! Figure this out!

David - July 12, 2013

The option of changing the setting in “Password protection on wakeup” is not highlighted and will not allow me to change it. Now what?


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