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Vista Tweak 5: Autologin on Vista

Despite there seems to be no visible option to turn Autologin on in Vista it is still possible to activate it. The feature is a bit hidden and not directly accessible through the Control Panel. If you ever are the only person using your computer there is no purpose in always having to log into your account. Here are the steps to turn on Autologin …

  1. Go to Start Menu, type netplwiz and hit <Enter>. A window named User Accounts will appear.
  2. There is a checkbox which reads Users must enter a name and password to use this computer, uncheck it and click Ok.
  3. A prompt appears asking you for the user name and password of the user who should be automatically logged in. Enter the name and password for an existing user and click Ok.

That’s it! If you entered the user name and password correctly the next time you boot you will be automatically logged in. Keep in mind that this is only recommended if you are the only person who uses your computer or you trust anyone else who uses it. Autologin is not recommended for a work place.

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