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How to remove or change your password in Windows 10

Regularly changing your Windows™ 10 password helps protect your privacy and keep your information secure. It's also simple—we'll walk you through it.

Want to remove your password altogether? We can show you how to do that as well. Just make sure you have a good reason.

At Asurion, we help you tap into everything your tech can do for you—whether you want to connect your laptop to your TV or download new apps on your Samsung® phone. Here's our guide to how to change or remove your password in Windows 10.

How to turn off the password on your Windows 10 laptop

As a rule, we recommend using a password to sign on to your laptop. But if you have a reason you want to remove your password, here are the steps:

  1. Click Windows > Settings > Accounts.
  2. Go to Your Info.
  3. Under Your Name, click on Sign in with a local account.
  4. Click Next. This will switch the account to local (alternate).
  5. When the security window pops up, type your existing password.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Enter a local (alternate) username.
  8. Leave the fields for New Password, Confirm Password, and Hint empty.
  9. Click Next.
  10. Click Sign Out and Finish.

How to change the password on your Windows 10 laptop

Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Click Start in your taskbar.
  2. Click Settings > Accounts > Sign-in Options.
  3. Click Password.
  4. Select Change.
  5. Follow the prompts to enter a new password.

Want extra security and greater convenience? Consider a password manager. We can't recommend one enough.

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