How To Remove Your Windows 7 Password

A screenshot of removing a Windows 7 user password
Remove Your Windows 7 Password.

You can remove your Windows 7 password as long as you're the only person with access to your PC. Removing your password will allow you to completely bypass the Windows logon process.

While no security professional would ever recommend doing it, removing your Windows 7 password might be something to consider if you have problems remembering your password and physical access to your computer isn't a concern.

Follow the easy steps below to remove the password to your Windows 7 account:

Note: If you're trying to remove your Windows 7 password because you've forgotten it and can't get in to Windows, see Tip #2 at the bottom of the page for help.

Difficulty: Easy

Time Required: Deleting your Windows 7 password usually takes less than a few minutes

How To Remove Your Windows 7 Password

  1. Click on Start and then Control Panel.
  2. Click on the User Accounts and Family Safety link.

    Note: If you're viewing the Large icons or Small icons view of Control Panel, you won't see this link. Simply click on the User Accounts icon and proceed to Step 4.
  3. Click on the User Accounts link.
  4. In the Make changes to your user account area of the User Accounts window, click the Remove your password link.
  5. In the text box on the next screen, enter your current Windows 7 password.
  6. Click the Remove Password button to confirm that you'd like to remove your Windows 7 password.
  1. You can now close the User Accounts window.
  2. Now that your Windows 7 account password has been deleted, you will no longer need to log on when your computer starts.

    Your computer should now boot all the way to the Windows 7 desktop.

Tips & More Information

  1. Not a Windows 7 user? See How Do I Remove My Windows Password? for specific instructions for your version of Windows.
  1. If you want to remove your Windows 7 password because you've forgotten it and can no longer access Windows 7 then you obviously can't use the method above.

    See Help! I Forgot My Windows 7 Password! for several different ways to get back into Windows.

    Of those many ways, using a free Windows password recovery program to crack or reset the password is probably the most popular. Depending on which password recovery method you use, you can then change your Windows 7 password or create a new Windows 7 password after you're done.
  2. If you don't want to completely delete your Windows 7 password, you can instead configure Windows 7 to automatically login. This way your account still has a password but you're never asked for it when Windows 7 starts.