Windows, in recent times, is considered to be the most used operating system by the millennials. The Windows, however, has very moderate security, and thus, anyone can easily breach the security. Therefore, to have a secured PC, you have to tighten up and level up the defense to be secured, both offline and online. This defense can be set up by Secure Sign-in in Windows, which recently, has been upgraded to be better in Windows 10. Secure Sign-in won’t work if anyone accessing your PC will have your information.
Moreover, it is a new additional component in Windows 10 which works by removing the login fields from your login screen, and in place, a string of keys has to be typed. Until that, the login fields won’t appear. This feature was essential for Windows due to less security in its previous versions. Maim purpose of Secure Sign-in is to curtail the entry of any malware in the system. Different types of codes may be found in the background, which may spoof the login screen of Windows 10 to get access to your information and credentials.
Methods to Enable or Disable Secure Sign-In For Windows 10
- Using the Netplwiz Command:
First, the user has to launch the Run command by entering Windows+R. A small pop-up window will appear, where the user has to type “netplwiz” in the search field and click on Ok to continue.
In another method, type “netplwiz” in the search box of the taskbar and after selecting the Run command, the User Accounts window will open. Click on the “Advanced” tab and find the option “Require Users to Press Ctrl+ Alt+ Delete” under the “Secure Sign-In” head to enable or disable the feature.
At last, click on the “Apply” button and the “OK” button to finish.
- Using the Local Security Policy:
This method is a mid path method as its difficult than the User Accounts instruction but not so complicated than the Windows registry method. Just like the previous method, initially, launch the Run command by pressing the Windows+R keys which will open a small pop-up window where the user has to type “secpol.msc” in the textbox and click the “OK” button, or, type “secpol.msc” in the search box of the taskbar, and select the required result to move further and open Local Security Policy window. Open up the “Local Policies” option on the left and select “Security Options” from the expanded menu.
Next, the user has to scroll down on the right and double-click on the option “Interactive Logon: Do Not Require CTRL+ALT+DEL”. The “Properties” will appear with the option “Local Security Setting” as by default. Click on the radio button to enable or disable. Complete by clicking on the Apply button and at last, click on the OK button.
- Using the Windows Registry :
This method is considered to be more sophisticated and technical than the former two. The user can’t just edit the registry, as it will cause changes that may cause system instability. Thus, this method is recommended for professionals, who have got a wide knowledge of the OS. But, if a user wants to use this method, he/she has to, first, open the Run command by pressing the “Windows+R” keys. Type “regedit” in the textbox after a small pop-up window appears and click the “OK” button to continue. The user can also open Registry Editor by typing ”regedit” in the search box of the taskbar. And select the required option from the search.
In the Registry Editor, open “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE”. Next, open “SOFTWARE” and keep clicking and opening up to “Current Version” via “Microsoft” and “Windows NT”.
Select the “Winlogon” option after entering the Current Version folder to show its settings in the right panel. Double-click the “Disable Cad” option to edit the values like for example, in the “Edit DWORD (32-bit) Value” pop-up box, change the Value Data with one of these values:
- Enable = 0
- Disable = 1
Click the “OK” button to finish. Restart your PC to save the settings.
Conclusion on the Topic
This article was compiled to create awareness about the use of the Secured Sign-in feature in Windows 10. Microsoft is creating a new platform for a better user-interface relationship and by analyzing the new features in Windows 10. It is assumable that Windows seems to have gained our trust and reliability further more than before.