Windows Auto Logon

windowsautologinOn a lot of home computers when you set them up, they are set to auto-login if the userid has no password. While this is convenient, it isn’t necessarily secure, you should use a password. But for a lot of non-techie people this means they have to login and lose the convenience of the auto-login. Well here is a trick to set a password for your user account, and still configure Windows to auto-login.

  1. Click Start, then Run, and type control userpasswords2.
  2. Uncheck the “Users must enter a username and password to use this computer” check box, then click Apply.
  3. Enter the user name and password you wish to automatically log on with, and then click OK.
  4. Click OK again and you’re all done.

What this does is set Windows so when it boots up it will try and login with the username and password that you set. If you ever change your password you will need to repeat these steps in order to change it. But at least this way the non-techie person can still enjoy the auto-login while their account still gets a password for some extra security.