Make Windows Automatically Log In

July 9, 2010

When Windows boots up, depending on how it’s configured, it may show a list of users that you can login as. If you only have one user on your computer, you may prefer to skip that step and just have Windows automatically login to that user and go directly to your Windows desktop.

If you would like to set Windows up so that it automatically logs in, here’s how.

Click on start and then click on run.

If you have Vista or Windows 7 and the run option may not be on your start menu. If that’s the case then, do the following:

  1. Right-click on the start menu and choose properties.

  2. Click on the Customize button.

  3. Find Run Command on the list and click in the square next to it to place a checkmark next to it.

  4. Click ok and then click OK.

  5. You should then be able to click on start and then run

Once you have clicked on Start and then Run, type: control userpasswords2
and then hit enter.

A window will pop up with a list of users. Click once on the user that you want it to automatically login as. At the top of the window, there is a square and next to that square it says “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer”. Click in the square to remove the checkmark and then click OK.

A window will pop up asking you to enter the password for that user. If the user has no password, just click OK. If the user does have a password, enter it. You’ll need to enter it twice. Then click OK.

From then on, any time you turn on or reboot your computer, it will automatically log in and go to your Windows desktop.

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