There are times where having to input a password every time you turn on your computer isn’t desirable. For example, you may want your home theater PC to just boot straight into the desktop, or you intend to use one as an information kiosk for your customers or employees. This guide will show you how to enable autologin in Windows.
Note: Make sure that you enable autologin only on a user account with limited privileges. You wouldn’t want prying eyes to have a look at your sensible data, do you?
Disabling password authentication
In order to enable autologin, you will first need to gain access to your computer using an administrator account. Once done, you’ll need to open the Start menu and type Run, then press Enter. Insert netplwiz inside the small dialog and press Enter again or click Ok.
This will open a dialog titled User accounts. We will need to make a few changes here.
Disable password login requirement
At the top of the User accounts dialog is a checkbox with the caption Users must enter a username and password to use this computer. Uncheck it and then click Apply.
You will be asked to insert the username and password for the user whose session you want to login automatically into at boot. Do so and click Ok.