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How to Log On Automatically in Windows 7

If you want to log on automatically in Windows 7, maybe because you are the only user of the computer or use that specific system once in a while. Here’s how.

Previously, we showed you how Windows 8 users can log on automatically. If you want to log on automatically in Windows 7, you can, and it’s easy to set up. Here’s how to configure it.

Note: Make sure you are logged in as Administrator to enable this feature. Do keep in mind that anyone can access your computer. This is a best solution for individual users that aren’t sharing their computer.

Click the Start Menu and type: netplwiz in the Search box and hit Enter.

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Alternatively, you can press Windows Key + R to open the Run window. Type: netplwiz.exe and hit enter.
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This will open the User Accounts window.

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Select the account that you want to use to automatically log in and uncheck the box that says Users Must Enter a User name and Password to Use this Computer. Click OK.

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It will ask you for confirmation. Enter the password to that specific account. If the account does not have any password, leave the field empty and click OK.

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Now, whenever you start up Windows, it will not ask you for a password. It will bypass the log on screen entirely and bring you to the desktop. If you have any questions, feel free to ask using the comments section below.


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