Have you used Windows XP where the login screen will not come, where you see a welcome screen and your computer will boot without entering a password?
Well that is called Auto-logon in Windows XP and it is by default disabled in most of the computers which is a good thing from security perspective. Especially in Windows Vista And Windows 7, this option is not even visible easily.
In this article I will share a simple and easy to follow method to enable Auto Logon on Windows 7. After enabling this feature, the Windows 7 will not ask for password at the beginning and will directly log in.
To enable auto-logon on Windows 7 Desktop or Laptop Computer, follow the below 3 steps:
1. Press Window Key + R together, this will launch run prompt as seen below. Type “NETPLWIZ” in it without quotes and click OK. This will open a User Accounts Window
2. On the User Account Window as seen below, select the user which you use, and uncheck the option which says “User must enter a use name and password to use this computer”
3. When you click to uncheck this option, it will ask you to confirm the password, enter the password here. After this you are done. It was simple isn’t it?
1. This is not recommended for business computers / office computers and laptops as its a security flaw if anyone can access your PC without a password. Enable this feature only if you have a home PC without important or confidential data and the PC is physically secure
2. After enabling the Auto Logon in Windows 7 or Windows 2008 Server, you might see that your taskbar settings are set to default after restart.