Auto log-on a Windows 7 user account

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  1. InsaneNutter

    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    It’s possible to make Windows 7 log-on a user account automatically when Windows is started, for example If you have a Media PC hooked up to your TV with no mouse and keyboard connected its handy to have that PC log-on automatically when powered on, this guide will show you how to do just that. You could do this on any PC although it’s not recommended if you have personal documents stored on the particular user account as it would allow anyone access to them.

    First Press the Windows key + R on your keyboard to launch the run dialog box.
    Type in control userpasswords2
    Press enter, the user accounts window will display.

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    Now Uncheck the option which says “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer” and click ok.

    You will then be prompted to enter the username and password for the account you want to auto log-on

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    After doing so the user account you selected will log-on automatically when the computer is started.

    Thats all!
     
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    nice tut! +rep (Y)
     
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    Same for Vista, and XP ;)
     
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    AWESOME tutorial! Will be very useful for me. :)
     
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    To add to this, on computers that you use yourself and don't want other people easily using. You can combine this with the shortcut I've attached, just extract the shortcut, and copy it to startup in the start menu. You'll autologin and then automatically lock, so you get the benefit of your programs loading right away, and still get the niceness of a password prompt.
     

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    Thanks, I've always thought about looking in to that but never did. You saved me the trouble, nice one. (Y)
     
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    lem_is_cool Resident

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    I had to look up this info last night as I was looking for a way to setup my phone to be able to remote desktop but without the hassle on needing a password for turning the comp on in the morning.
    Pity I didn't see this one before I floated around the internet for an answer.
     
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    Wow I think I must have missed this guide before. Good work InsaneNutter and Titcher :) This'll save me some hassle when downloading in the mornings ;)
     

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