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Make Windows XP and Vista log on automatically

These are 2 method for Windows XP and Vista respectively to make the OS login automatically into your predefined account. This might be useful for your personal laptop or desktop so that the Windows would stop during its start-up routine just to ask you to enter password or for you to just click “Enter” (in case you never set the password).

Windows XP

  1. Go to Start> Run or Just press both the “Windows key+ R” to launch the Run command.
  2. Type “control userpasswords2”
  3. Uncheck “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.”
  4. Windows then will ask you to provide the preferred user name and password for the account that you want Windows to log on automatically.
  5. Enter your user name and password.
  6. Reboot
  7. Windows should log on automatically to your preferred account.
User Accounts

User Accounts

Windows Vista

  1. Go to Start> Run or Just press both the “Windows key+ R” to launch the Run command.
  2. Type “netplwiz”
  3. This command will load the Advanced User Accounts control panel.
  4. In the Users tab, uncheck the box next to Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.
  5. Click on the Apply button at the bottom of the User Accounts window.
  6. When the Automatically Log On dialog box appears, enter your password in the two fields where it’s asked and then click OK.
  7. Click OK on the User Accounts window to complete the process.


26/04/2009 - Posted by | Windows XP troubleshootings |

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