How to Make Windows 8 Stop Asking for a Password
Windows asks for your name and password only when it needs to know who’s tapping on its keys. And it needs that information for any of these four reasons:
Your computer is part of a network, and your identity determines what goodies you can access.
The computer’s owner wants to limit what you can do on the computer.
You share your computer with other people and want to keep others from signing in with your name and changing your files and settings.
You own a Microsoft account, with is required for some Start screen apps.
If these concerns don’t apply to you, purge the password by selecting the Change Your Password button (after clicking the Users category). Next leave the New Password box blank and click Next.
Without that password, though, anybody can sign in, use your user account, and view (or destroy) your files. If you’re working in an office setting, this setup can be serious trouble. If you’ve been assigned a password, it’s better to simply get used to it.
For more information about Windows 8 and its features, explore Windows 8 For Dummies, available online.