31 thoughts on “Microsoft Removes User AutoLogin in Windows 10 version 2004

  1. Dave Salmon

    I am running build 19033.1 and still see the option to check or uncheck “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.”
    Might be a glitch on your lab machine or the dreaded A/B testing :/

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Yep, must be the A/B testing.
      Mine is clean install.

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  2. man0000

    Hi,

    I’m in 19033.1 and I still see the checkbox when I open netplwiz…¿?…

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      This suggests that this is an A/B change.

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  3. Bob

    Windows 10 is just one awful decision after another.

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    1. wellstopusingitthen

      Read my name

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      1. f[***]off

        The f[***]k are we suppose to use instead? f[***]g mac OS ?

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  4. Birkuli

    Hello @all,
    in the system the “Windows Hello Button” must be set to off, then in Netplwiz the box is there again.
    Greetings Birkuli

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  5. Kamil Mirza

    I have no such option “Require Windows Hello Sign-in for Windows accounts” in Settings
    clean install v19033.1

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    1. Shawn

      I also do not see “Require Windows Hello Sign-in for Windows accounts”. Iso ver 19035.1 clean install.

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    2. Ivan Beljic

      Just login with your Microsoft online account, do the steps from this page, and then restart your computer.
      Then just login with your local account, and there will be a “users must enter a password” button available, so just untick it again and use your local account with the auto login.

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  6. Wholehawg

    I am wondering if this only works for on line accounts. I am using a local account and I don’t have this option either. Or MS has removed this as well since November 2019

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    1. Ivan Beljic

      Just login with your Microsoft online account, do the steps from this page, and then restart your computer.
      Then just login with your local account, and there will be a “users must enter a password” button available, so just untick it again and use your local account with the auto-login.

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      1. D Stevenson

        And what if we don’t have or want a Microsoft account?

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  7. INVALID

    Invalid information…
    There is no place to disable the Windows Hello option under Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options !!!!
    ???

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  8. Kraken

    So let me get you right, I need to buy a webcam, then I need to make a separate Windows account, I need to register a Microsoft account, log into it, then it’ll give me the option to disable it, then log back out, then to my local account, then I’ll have the option.

    WHO THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA? WHAT THE [censored]? IS THERE NO SIMPLER WAY TO DO THIS?

    #1 I will never make a Microsoft account
    #2 I will never buy a webcam

    How can I accomplish my goal without having to install Linux? This is a serious question at this point, it’s frustratingly complicated.

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    1. James

      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\PasswordLess\Device\DevicePasswordLessBuildVersion is set to 2 (which means ON according to the tutorial). Setting it to 0 restores the checkbox in Netplwiz.

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      1. Randall

        This resolved the issue. Everything else is unnecessary. I am using a local account, non-domained joined clean install of Windows 10 2004. the option remains on the machines that upgraded to 2004 version but not on the clean install. Windows hello is still intact, the checkbox is now there in netplwiz. Just setting the registry value to 0 is all that was required.

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        1. Dan

          Thanks James, This resolved the issue for me too and is by far the most simple way to restore the check box

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      2. Donald Conrad

        much thanks works great , now to add to script as i will be lock pc so certain apps will update in background but user has to be logged in . good day all

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      3. TJH

        Thank You James!

        For anyone that wants to add it to a script and doesn’t know how:
        reg ADD “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\PasswordLess\Device” /v DevicePasswordLessBuildVersion /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

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      4. James2

        Yes, thanks a bunch, hate windows 10 more and more but yes I continue to use because people like you find a way to make it better!

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      5. levee

        This works, thanks for the advice! Regedit needs to be run with admin privileges. James for president!

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      6. Anthony

        Thx so much for this. This is an example of why I use Linux for everything except when there is no choice but to use Windows. eg. proprietary specialist software.

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      7. Jams

        Thank you James, that also worked for me. I’ve looked in other places but you saved me. I’ll give you credit even if others are saying its explained somewhere else, the fact is that you saved us.

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    2. Axo

      Soon enough you won’t be able to use Windows at all without being “connected” and “identified” to their servers

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  9. brian

    I configured windows 10 1909 group policy to change windows defender the ver 2004 cant

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  10. Dyseman

    Thanks for the heads up!

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  11. Chris C

    Thanks alot!! I was like WTF?

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  12. Vasilis Metallinos

    Thanks, I was having a problem with that!

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