Automatic Logon

Posted by: pctutorials  :  Category: Tips, Windows

You can make Windows automatically log on a user, bypassing the Welcome screen, which means a faster boot-up time.

  1. Log on on as an Administrator.
  2. Click Start-> Run and type control userpasswords2 and press Enter.
  3. On the Users tab, select the user you want to automatically log on, untick ‘ Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer’ and click OK. This brings up the ‘Automatically Log On’ dialog with the name of the account you selected.
  4. Enter the existing password for that account and click OK. Don’t try to use this box to change a password. If you do, chances are the computer will hang the next time you reboot.

To override the automatic logon, press the Shift key when the Windows logo screen appears at startup and keep the key depressed until the classic Log On screen displays.

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