Windows 11 - Can I boot straight to the desktop without having to enter my PIN number?

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  1. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    I now have Windows 11 Pro v22H2 pre-installed on my new PC and I really like the new look. It also feels really snappy and responsive running from my first NVMe M.2 boot drive!

    One annoyance though is that when I turn my PC on, it does not boot straight into Windows but instead stays on the sign in screen where I have to enter my pin number to complete the boot up process.

    Is there a setting I can change so that I can boot straight to the desktop? I am the only user of my PC.

    Thanks.
     
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    Remove MS account and setup a local one. Then you do not need a password at all and Windoes should autologin.
     
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    If its asking for your PIN number, cancel your credit card and nuke/re-install windows!
     
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    uhm, wut?
     
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    A bit of fun :)
     
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    a /s helps avoid the confusion :)
     
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    I assumed it just works. But since I use W10 20H2, I might be wrong and it only works here :p
     

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    If I was using 10 back then I think it would have been 21H2. I'm on 11 now and there's no checkbox:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
     [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Passwordless\Device]
    "DevicePasswordLessBuildVersion"=dword:00000000
    Maybe a reboot is needed afterwards. Checkbox is hidden since 20H1 I think.
     
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    Open the run dialogue and enter "control userpasswords2" enter your login details there and check the box.

    Ideally this is done with a local account rather than Microsoft account (if you created your local account with a Microsoft account online, you have to use the 5 character user account that is associated with your Microsoft account that was automatically created and it can be a bit messy).

    I can't say if this works on clean windows 11 as my installation is an upgrade over Win10
     
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    MS removed that with 20H2 I think. At least on 22H2 the checkbox isn't there anymore as it's been removed in an older release.

    Source: superuser.com
     

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