How to Remove a Password

By Brendan O'Brien

When you are the only person using a computer, especially in secure place like your home, you do not need a password to log in each time. Windows lets you easily remove your password with a few clicks of your mouse. It is recommended that you keep your computer password protected if it's a laptop or if a lot of members of the family use the machine.

Windows 7 and Vista

Step 1

Click your "Start" button in the bottom-left corner of your desktop.

Step 2

Scroll up and click "Control Panel." Click the "Add or remove user accounts" link. Click the account. Click the "Remove the password" link.

Step 3

Type the current password in the field and click "Remove Password."

Windows XP

Step 1

Click your "Start" button in the bottom-left corner of your desktop.

Step 2

Scroll up and click "Control Panel." Choose "Administrative Tools" in the list of control options.

Step 3

Click "Local Security Settings" or "Security Settings" in the left column. Click "Account Policies" and then click "Password Policies" in the left column.

Step 4

Click on "Minimum password length" in the main window. Type "0" in the small field that appears. Close all windows.

Step 5

Click your "Start" button in the bottom-left corner of your desktop.

Step 6

Scroll up and click "Control Panel." Select "User Accounts." Choose the user account that you want remove the password on. Click the "Remove my password" link. Type your current password and click the "Remove Password" button.