How to Open a Laptop Without a Password

by Stephen Lilley

When you re-open your laptop computer after it is running, you will be prompted to enter a password before you can log back in to a user account. You can avoid this by simply removing the password from the user account you're using.

Click "Start."

Click "Control Panel."

Open "User Accounts."

Click on the "Remove my Password" button.

Type your password into the "current password" box on screen and click "Remove my Password" again. Now, when you open the lid to your laptop computer you won't be prompted to enter a password.


  • close Always keep in mind the level of privacy you are sacrificing for the sake of convenience when you remove a password from a laptop. If you lose your laptop computer, anybody who finds it will be able to log into your computer and see your personal information.

About the Author

Stephen Lilley is a freelance writer who hopes to one day make a career writing for film and television. His articles have appeared on a variety of websites. Lilley holds a Bachelor of Arts in film and video production from the University of Toledo in Ohio.

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