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How to Automatically Log Into Windows 10

Windows 10 allows you to log into your PC faster by using a simple four-digit PIN. This feature was originally introduced in Windows 8 and still remains in the Windows 10. If you’re the sole owner of your PC (meaning not shared with anyone) and find that a PIN isn’t fast enough, you can set it to automatically sign in, too.

Important: For obvious security reasons, don’t use this feature if you’re using a shared computer with multiple accounts in your household. Also, don’t have this set up when using your Windows 10 laptop in a public location. But if you’re alone and in a secure location, this does let you get going faster.

Automatically Sign into Windows 10

Step 1. Right-click the Start button and select Run from the hidden quick access menu, or use the keyboard shortcut Windows Key+R to bring up the Run dialog.

hidden quick access menu

Step 2. Now Then Type: netplwiz and hit Enter or click OK.

Windows 10 Run Dialog

Step 3. Uncheck Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer and click OK.

Step 4. Enter in your user name and the password you use to log into your system twice and click OK.


That’s it! The next time you restart your system, you will still see the sign in screen, but won’t need to enter anything. This process bypasses the Lock Screen, too.

It’s also worth mentioning that you’ll still be able to lock your PC when you walk away from it by hitting Windows Key+L. Then to get back into it, you will need to sign in with your password.

Again, don’t have this enabled if you’re out and about with your Windows 10 computer in a public location or while traveling. You don’t want someone to have free access to all of your data if it’s stolen or if someone walks by and tries to access it while you’re not around.

If you’re new to Windows 10 and want to learn more, make sure to check out our growing archive of Windows 10 articles. Or if you have a specific question, thought, or just want to discuss the OS or Microsoft devices, join our free Windows 10 forums.

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One Response to How to Automatically Log Into Windows 10

  1. Jeroen October 12, 2015 at 4:39 am #

    Thanks! Plain and simple explained.

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