Part of the reason tablets became so popular is the fact they are always-on – no waiting for Windows to load, and no needing to enter your password every single time you wanted to use them. You just pick them up, and there’s the desktop.
Well, tablets are great, but depending on the situation at hand sometimes you just need a PC or laptop. And you still want it to load quickly. That shouldn’t be too much to ask.
You can increase the speed at which Windows loads firstly by removing unnecessary startup programs. A second step – and one to take only if you’re pretty sure your computer won’t fall into the wrong hands – is to remove the additional step of needing to enter a password for Windows.
Removing the Windows password login is a simple case of unchecking a box in the User Account settings. Here’s how to access that option in Windows 10, though the process is similar in other versions.
Removing the Windows password login in User Accounts
• Type netplwiz in the Start menu search bar, then click the top result to run the command
• Untick the box next to ‘Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer’ and hit ‘Apply’
• Enter your username and password, then re-enter your password. Click ‘OK’
• Click ‘OK’ again to save the changes
To reactivate Windows password login just return to this settings menu and tick the box next to ‘Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer’.