Note: If the automatic login is enabled, you'll no longer need to enter a password after starting the computer. For security reasons, it's recommended to use a password, which must be entered to log in. If you still want to enable the automatic login for a specific user, follow these instructions.

This tutorial was last checked and updated on September 8, 2019.

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Enable automatic login
  1. Press Windows Key + R and type netplwiz in the text box of the "Run" window, which has just opened. Then press Enter.
  2. Now the "User Accounts" window appears. Under "Users for this computer", select the user you want to be automatically logged in when you start the computer.
  3. Uncheck the checkbox "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" above the user list.
  4. Next, click on the "Apply" button.
  5. A window with the title "Automatically sign in" opens. For security reasons, you'll now need to enter this user's password twice. Then click on "OK".
  6. Close the "User Accounts" window by clicking on "OK" again. The automatic login is now enabled.
Disable automatic login
  1. Press Windows Key + R and type netplwiz in the text box of the "Run" window, which has just opened. Then press Enter.
  2. Now the "User Accounts" window appears. Check the checkbox "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" above the user list.
  3. Next, click on the "Apply" button.
  4. Close the "User Accounts" window by clicking on "OK". The automatic login is now disabled.