Auto Login enables you to bypass the login prompt and have your computer login automatically using the default credentials. Note that, while this feature is handy, it poses a risk for publicly accessible PCs, which should have this feature disabled for security reasons. On private PCs, however, the feature saves users the need to input their password every time they reboot their machines. Here's how to enable Auto Login.
1. Open Run dialog
First, press [Windows] + [R] to open the Run dialog (1). It's a quick way to input system commands.
2. Enter command
Type in "netplwiz" to open the user account settings (1) and click OK (2).
3. User accounts
Next, select the user that will be used by Auto Login (1). If you're the only user, you can skip this step. Then, uncheck "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" (2) and click OK (3).
4. Confirm changes
Afterwards, you'll be prompted to specify the username and password to be used for the automatic login. Confirm your input with OK (2).
Finally, restart your PC for the changes to take effect. From now on, you'll no longer have to input your password once the boot process is complete. If necessary, you can repeat the steps to disable Auto Login at any time.
6. Enabling Auto Login through Ashampoo WinOptimizer
With Ashampoo WinOptimizer, it's even easier to enable Auto Login. First, run the program and select "Customize Windows" from the left navigation menu, followed by "Tweaking" (1). Then, select "Automatic login" and input your username (2) and password (3). Finally, click "Apply" (4) and restart your PC. Done!
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