Most of you might have a single user account on your Windows systems, which is the administrator account. Hence, many of you may prefer to have automatic login enable, when you start your system, in order to avoid entering the password at each logon. We have shared the method to enable auto logon, earlier. In that method, we have unchecked the Users must enter a username and a password to use this computer option under User Accounts window. But it may happen that you may find the Users must enter a user name and a password to use this computer missing in User Accounts. If you face this issue, read on.
If you’re using domain controlled system, this crucial option may be missing. In that case, you need to ask the domain controller to uncheck that option from controlling machine. But if you’re on a non-domain system, and you are still missing the option, then this article will help you to enable automatic logon using registry manipulation.
Cannot Auto Logon in Windows
Making mistakes while manipulating registry could affect your system adversely. So be careful while editing registry entries and create a System Restore point before proceeding.
1. Press Windows Key + R combination, type put regedit in Run dialog box and hit Enter to open the Registry Editor.
2. Navigate here:
3. In the right pane of above-mentioned registry location, you need to make sure that following data exists. If something is missing, you can add it:
AutoAdminLogon – Registry String (REG_SZ) – Value data is 1.
DefaultPassword – Registry String (REG_SZ) – Value data is your user account password.
DefaultUserName – Registry String (REG_SZ) – Value data is your user account name.
Hence add the missing info if any, and once you’re done, close Registry Editor and reboot. After restarting the machine, you should have auto-logon enabled.
Trust it helps!
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