How To Disable Security Questions For Local Accounts on Windows 10

How To Disable Security Questions For Local Accounts on Windows 10

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One thing with the Local Account in Windows 10, you must set 3 security questions so that in case you forget the password, you can answer the Windows 10 security questions in order to regain the access of your local account.

But what if you do not want Windows 10 to ask you those questions. In this simple to perform article, we will walk through how to disable security questions in Windows 10.

Though putting security questions saves you from unauthorized access to our local account, there may be some who may wish to skip the method.

By default, if you have a local account Windows 10 does not have a direct setting to disable security questions list. You however can do it by making changes in the Local Group Policy Editor in Registry Settings.

This article will take you through the steps by which you can easily disable security questions windows 10. We have adopted two methods both of which are described below:

How To Disable Security Questions in Windows 10 Using Local Group Policy Editor?

In Windows 10, if you have the Pro version or the Enterprise version, it gets easy to disable Windows 10 security questions using the Local Group Policy Editor. Let’s see how you can do it:

Step 1: Type Run in the Search bar.

Step 2: In the Run command, type gpedit.msc and then press Enter to enter Local Group Policy Editor.

Run command

Step 3: Here navigate to the following location: Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Credential User Interface

Administrative Templates

Step 4: Once you double-click on Credential User Interface, look for the option that says Prevent the use of security questions for local accounts policy from the Right Panel and double click it.

Local Group Policy EditorStep 5: From the new window check mark the option Enabled and then click on Apply and then OK.

security questions for local accounts

Once you have finished doing all the steps, you will not be asked to create any security questions while making a local user account. Wasn’t that simple.

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How To Disable Security Questions in Windows 10 Using Registry?

In case you have the Home edition of Windows 10 Operation System, you will have to make changes in the Registry to disable security questions in Windows 10, since Local Group Policy Editor option is unavailable in the Windows 10 Home edition.

Note: Since changes in Windows registry can hamper normal functioning of the PC, it is suggested that a full backup be taken before performing any changes in registry entries.

Follow the steps below:

Step 1: Type Run in the Search bar.

Step 2: Type regedit and press Enter.

regedit

Step 3: This will open the Registry Editor, navigate to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows

Step 4: Right click on Windows Folder and choose New from the drop-down menu, and finally click on Key.

Registry Editor

Step 5: You need to name the new key as System and then press Enter.

Step 6: Once the key is created, right-click on it and then choose New from the drop-down and then choose DWORD (32-bit) Value.

DWORD (32-bit) Value

Step 7: You now need to give a name to the newly created key. Name it NoLocalPasswordResetQuestions and press the Enter key.

NoLocalPasswordResetQuestions

Step 8: Finally double-click on the new key and change DWORD value from 0 to 1 and then click on OK.

Step 9: Lastly Restart your Windows 10 PC to apply the changes.

Registry as we all know is the most important element of a Windows Operating System. However, over time the registry entries become fragmented and invalid registry entries are created. This, however, should be optimized and defragmented regularly for a smooth-performing device.

RegClean Pro from Systweak Software is one of the best registry cleaning software that leaves your registry totally optimized and even de-fragment it.

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Wrap-up:

While it is always suggested to have the security questions list for the Local user, there are instances when people do not want to answer them. This article educates users about the two methods using which they can disable security questions in Windows 10. We hope that you like the article, do not hesitate to put in your valuable feedbacks in the comments section below.

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