Last year August (or so), my gmail account was hacked. The hacker sends spam every week (since then) to all my email contacts. I changed my password. Then I signed up to a password security manager, LastPass. I let it generate 16 character mix of alphabets, numbers and symbols passwords for my accounts. Changed the passwords of my email accounts, social media accounts and Microsoft account. And since then I hardly shut down my laptop. Why? My login password is too long and have to be accessed from LastPass on my phone to see and type into my computer.
And it is a big pain when I am in a hurry, then I tend to mistype the long password. So this week I decided to find a lasting solution -- permanently switch off the login prompt on my laptop and windows tablet.
Interestingly, it is very easy to do. All you have to do is press the windows key on your laptop and search for netplwiz
Click on it. It will bring up a dialogue box. Uncheck the "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer"
And that is all!
From now on you no longer get the login prompts when you boot up your computer. And for me that is a big time and mood saver!
Disclaimer: Not good, security-wise.