Disabling Local Security Questions in Windows

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 Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System

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 1.

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.

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