How to Make Your Windows 10, 8, or 7 PC Log In Automatically

By Taylor Gibb on May 4th, 2015

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Ever wished you didn’t have to type in your password every time Windows starts up, but you don’t want to lose the additional security that comes with having a password? If that’s the case then today’s your lucky day. Lets take a look.

Note: We’re showing Windows 8 in this example, but this should work in Windows 10, Windows 7, or Windows Vista as well.

Setting Windows to Logon Automatically

Press the Windows + R keyboard combination to bring up a run box, when it appears type netplwiz and hit enter.

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This will open the User Accounts dialog box, which will display a list of all the users on your computer.

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Select your user account from the list, then uncheck the “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer” checkbox then click the apply button.

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This will bring up the Automatically sign in dialog, where you will need to input your password then click OK.

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Click OK again to close the User Accounts dialog and you’re good to go.

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That’s all there is to it.

Taylor Gibb is a Microsoft MVP and all round geek, he loves everything from Windows 8 to Windows Server 2012 and even C# and PowerShell. You can also follow him on Google+

  • Published 05/4/15
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