Sometimes, it is not necessary to enter the password every time we turn on our PC. If you want to set up your computer to automatically log into Windows 10, here’s how to do it.
Configuring the automatic start of Windows 10 is ideal if it is our personal or home computer, in which few people could have access. In addition to saving a few seconds at system startup, one of the advantages of automatically logging into Windows 10 is that you don’t need to remember your password.
WARNING: Remember that by enabling automatic login, other people will be able to access your username without knowing the password. This is recommended only if you are the only one with access to the computer.
Automatically sign in to Windows 10
The procedure to automatically log in to Windows 10 is very similar to previous versions of the operating system, such as Windows 8 and Windows 7. The method that I will show you below applies to both local user accounts and Microsoft accounts.
To do autologin or autologon in Windows 10 you can achieve it with one of the following two methods:
Method 1: Enable the “Sign in automatically” option
This is the easiest way to automatically log in without entering the password. Follow the instructions below:
# 1. Open the Run window (Windows key + R) and when it opens type Netplwiz and press the Enter key .
# 2. In the User Accounts window that will open, select your username and uncheck the option Users must enter their name and password to use the device.
Then click Apply or OK.
# 3. The Login automatically window will then open , in which you must type your username and password twice to confirm.
By clicking Accept, you will have disabled the requirement to enter your password to log into your account.
Now your PC will log in automatically by going directly to the desktop when the system starts up.
Method 2: Activate Windows 10 Automatic Startup from the Registry
If the previous method is not feasible for you to automatically start Windows 10, with the steps below you can achieve the same result.
WARNING: Always remember to make a backup of the Registry before making any modifications to it.
# 1. First open the Registry Editor. To do this you can type regedit in the Start menu search or in the Run window (Windows + R).
# 2. Inside the Registry Editor, go to the key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ Winlogon
# 3. In the right pane, find the DefaultUserName entry , double-click it, and make sure your local user account or Microsoft account appears within the Value data text box .
# 4. In the same pane on the right, look for the DefaultPassword entry . If it doesn’t exist, create it by right-clicking on an empty space and choosing New > String Value, and rename it to DefaultPassword.
Enter your password in the Value data text box and click OK to finish.
# 5. Lastly, you need to enable autostart. Again in the right pane find the AutoAdminLogon entry , change the value from 0 to 1 and click OK.
With these settings you can restart your PC to verify that Windows 10 will automatically log in, without having to enter your password. Remember that these methods are also valid for Windows 8, Windows 7 and earlier versions.