There are several scenarios where you may need to set a password for a user account in Windows 10. However, after setting a password, you will be prompted to enter it every time you log in. You can automate your login request by setting up automatic login to save your time. Here's how you can configure Windows 10 to automatically log into a specific password-protected account.
The auto-login feature was available in many previous versions of Windows. It works even in Windows 2000! It is also available on Windows 8 and Windows 7.
You can set Windows 10 to automatically sign in to a selected domain, local, or Microsoft account at startup without the user needing to enter a user name and password.
You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in our today's tutorial.
To Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup,
- Press Win + R shortcut keys on the keyboard to open the Run dialog.
- Type the following command in the Run box:
- Alternatively, you can use the following command:
netplwiz. It will do the same.
- The User Accounts window will appear on the screen. Here you need to select your user account in the accounts list and untick the "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" checkbox:
- Now click the Apply button and enter the password for your account when prompted:
Close the User Accounts window. Now Windows 10 will automatically sign in with your account at every boot.
control userpasswords2 is an old school command that is available in the OS since Windows 2000. It still works in all modern Windows versions.
Once you change your user password, repeat the procedure above and provide the correct password!
To disable the autologin feature, run the netplwiz command once again and tick the "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" checkbox.