This guide shows you how to set a Windows Vista computer to automatically log a user on when the computer boots up.
Home computers with Windows Vista usually don’t need the security of a business computer. This guide shows you how to set Windows Vista to automatically log a user in when the computer boots up.
Note: If you only have one user account and that user account doesn’t have a password assigned to it your computer will automatically logon for you.
Set Up Auto Logon for a User
- Open the Start Menu and type run in the search box.
- Type control userpasswords2 in the run box and press Enter.
- Select the user you want to auto logon when Windows Vista boots and uncheck User must enter a user name and password to use this computer.
- Click OK and type the current password for the user. Click OK when you’re done.
Set Up Auto Login for a Domain User
Download this regedit file. Edit the file by right-clicking it and selecting Edit. Change the “UserName”, “Password”, and “YourDomain.local” settings in the registry edit file. Double-click the regedit file to make the changes once you’ve edited it.
Bypass Automatic Logon
You can stop a computer that’s set to logon automatically from automatically logging on by holding down the left Shift key while the computer boots up.
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