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Automatically login to Windows at startup (XP/Vista)

Posted on 24th June 2009

If security risks are low it may be preferable to have Windows automatically login after a restart, particularly if you use your PC mainly as a media centre device. It takes just a few steps to remove the need for ever typing your password to login to Windows.

To begin open a command prompt: and type control userpasswords2

Windows Vista Window

User accounts window

STEP 1 : Click once on the user that will be used to automatically login.
STEP 2 : Un-tick the box "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer."
STEP 3 : Click the OK button.
STEP 4 : A box will appear, enter the password of the user you chose twice and click OK.

All done, next time you restart the user should be automatically logged in for you.

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