Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Automatically login into Windows 7 when computer starts

If you are the only user that is using your computer at the moment, chances are that the Windows 7 login screen is just plain annoying. If you want to log on to windows without typing in a password every time, or without clicking on your user name at the log in screen, here’s what you can do.

But keep in mind though that every time your computer starts up, Windows 7 will automatically logon into your account without paying attention who who is actually using the computer. So you will have to be careful about all the passwords you store in your browsers and the types of files you have in your computer in case you leave it somewhere and something happens to it.

However, if you only use your computer in the comfort and safety of your house then there is generally nothing you need to worry about. So this tip is perfect for desktops.

How to Enable auto log-on in Windows 7 to load your user account automatically when you log in

To be honest the process is similar to that of enabling automatic logon in Windows XP/Vista, except you can’t access the ‘Run’ box from the start menu anymore.

  1. Press the Windows Key + R key and type in control userpasswords2 in the box that appears like so:
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  3. Then in the window that appears, uncheck ‘Users must enter a username and password to use this computer’
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  5. Click OK
  6. Finally type in your username and password for the user that you’d like to have automatically logged in when Windows 7 starts.image
  7. Click OK

That's it! On your next restart you should automatically log into the user account of your choice.

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