Starting with updates 20H1 in Windows 10: You may no longer have the checkbox: "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer." in the User Accounts menu.


1) In the new Windows 10 updates, to enable this feature, you'll need to turn off Windows Hello: Settings => Accounts => Sign-in options.

This switch needs to be turned off.

But this only works if you have a Microsoft account; if you don't, use the recommendations below.

2) Make changes through the registry. Press hotkeys Win + R => type there regedit

- In the section: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\PasswordLess\Device set the 0. to parameter DevicePasswordLessBuildVersion

- If you do not have such a parameter, in this case create it with the value DWORD32.

- To automate all of this, you can do it all with a single command in PowerShell. Look for PowerShell in the taskbar => Open as administrator.

Type the following command: REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\PasswordLess\Device" /v DevicePasswordLessBuildVersion /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

After that, the "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer." checkbox will return to the "User Accounts" menu.

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