How to disable automatic sign for Hotmail on Windows

In 2015, Windows 10 was introduced along with Microsoft Passport allowing users to access email, MS Office, One Drive using one account and single sign-in. This offers convenience and fast login to users.

How to disable Hotmail / do login automatically.

You can disable automatic sign in Hotmail by following the steps below. Please follow the instruction step by step

  1. Deactivate `Account Sign-in Assistant Microsoft’.

    Please be advised that by disabling this service, you will automatically sign off on all accounts in Microsoft Passport including One Drive, MS Office, ect….

    • Click on “Start” and type in “msconfig”, then press “Enter”
    • In “Services” tab, please scroll down to find “Microsoft Account Sign-in Assistant”. Uncheck the checkbox. Click “Apply” then “OK”. After finishing, please restart your computer. (After restarting your computer, you also need to delete cookies and disable the option `Keep me signed in` which is instructed in the following step 2 and step 3).
  2. Delete browser cookies and cached data.

    Browser Cookies store user’s information on computer and supports automatic login to websites. By deleting Browser Cookies and cached data, you deactivated the automatic login to websites and accounts. (How to clear caches and cookies in Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox). Tip: You can use CCleaner software to clean browser cookies and cached date on your computer.

    Finally, Uncheck the option `Remember me` when signing in (Instructed in Step 3)

  3. Disable the option “Remember me” or “Keep me signed in”.

    Should this step be taken along with step 2 above? This step removes the service of remembering user information when signing in an account.

    To do this, when you are in your account such as, please sign out then sign in again and uncheck all options “Remember me” or “Keep me signed in”  to disable remembering function.


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