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Windows 7 User Account Automatic Log On


New Member
Mar 28, 2009
I read this in the Help file, but it does not work, any ideas how to get it to work??

Turn on automatic logon Turn on automatic logon

[This content is preliminary and subject to change.]
You can use automatic logon to log on to your computer without having to type a user name or password.

  • Using automatic logon can pose a security risk because anyone that has access to your computer will have access to your programs and personal files.

  1. In the search box, type control userpasswords2, and then press Enter. Link Removed due to 404 Error If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  2. Clear the Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer check box, and then click Apply.
  3. In the Automatically Log On dialog box, type your password, and then click OK.
  4. In the User Accounts dialog box, click OK.
    After you restart your computer, you will be able to log on automatically.
There is a registry hack that works:

Copy and paste the info inside the quote into Notepad, choose Save As, then select All Files from the drop-down menu box and type in logon.reg. Save it to your desktop and double-click on it to merge it into the registry.

If you have a password, that needs to be added to the DefaultPassword value

Then replace Jim with yourusername

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
What happened after you had tried the method, Shalom. It is the standard way to achieve an automatic logon?
Found it Link Removed - Invalid URL

Many Thanks

If you don't feel safe hacking into the registry, just go into "User Accounts" and remove the password.