The local security questions for local users on Windows can be annoying, so let’s go over how to disable them.
Step 1: Accessing the Registry Editor
First things first, we need to get to the Registry Editor. Press
Win + R, and then type
regedit. This command will open the Windows Registry.
Step 2: The Path to the Key
Once inside the Registry Editor, navigate the hierarchical structure to reach
Step 3: Creating and Setting the Value
Here’s where the magic happens. Right-click the System key, select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value, and name it
NoLocalPasswordResetQuestions. Then, double-click on the newly created
NoLocalPasswordResetQuestions and set its value to
Step 5: Closing the Registry and Restarting
After setting the value, close the Registry Editor and restart the system. This ensures the changes take effect, bringing your digital craftsmanship to fruition.
A Word of Caution
If you are setting up a new machine, you cannot use this out of the box as it will break the setup. However, you can do a local-only setup by pressing
SHIFT + F10 and then putting in the terminal command
OOBE\BYPASSNRO to bypass the internet requirement.