In Pictures: Time-saving PC tips and tricks

What’s the best way to tell an expert PC user apart from a bumbling amateur? The expert doesn’t waste time.

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Passwords are important, but not always necessary. For instance, if you keep your PC in a locked home office and it’s not full of super-valuable data (or your data there is already password-protected in other ways), the Windows 8 lock screen is wasting precious seconds of time whenever you start up. To get rid of that lock screen, you need to access the venerable Command Prompt, enter one command at the prompt, and then change a setting in a dialog box. It's easy, and here are the details on how to remove the Windows password requirement.

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