Automatic Logon Into Windows 7

If you want to further speed up the Windows 7 boot process you could configure the computer system to automatically logon the user.

This is especially for computer systems that are in use by only one person as it would not even be a privacy or security risk.

All that needs to be done to configure Windows 7 for automatic logon is the following:

Press Windows R. A command box should appear. Type control userpasswords2 and hit the enter key. This should display the User Accounts screen in Windows 7. Select the user account in the main table and uncheck the “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer. A click on the Apply button will open the Automatically Log On window. Enter the password and confirm it to add the password to the system so that it does not need to be entered during windows logon.

windows 7 automatic logon

What’s the effect of that change on the system? You know that Windows displays all enabled user profiles on startup. Here you need to select one of the user accounts to log into that account. You may need to enter the password before you can log on to the system.

That’s good for security on multi-user systems and public systems, but not really necessary on single user systems instead. That’s where the above change helps the most.

This method basically removes the need to enter the user account password during logon. This method has another effect if only one account is configured on the system. If it is, the logon screen is bypassed altogether to speed up the loading of the Windows desktop even further.

It again needs to be pointed out that this raises security concerns, considering that anyone can log into the user account since no password is required to log on.

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36 Responses to Automatic Logon Into Windows 7

  1. Jeanor72 December 20, 2010 at 10:05 am #

    thank you for your post.
    Before using it I’d like to know if this trick lets others from the net (no domain) access my PC without using the password (I mean: I don’t want to write it every time, BUT I want it to be written if someone try to connect to my PC from the net).

  2. Meaganshaver December 20, 2010 at 10:29 am #

    will this get me a virus

  3. Eryln January 20, 2011 at 9:43 am #

    thx it works

  4. Anonymous February 4, 2011 at 2:28 am #

    I did exactly as stated, but the login window is always stupid after a few minutes I return to XP or Vista.
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    • Eleven May 3, 2011 at 7:29 am #

      Try doing it again, there’s a possibility that you have miss some part. It worked for me ^_^

  5. Peru And Arts May 30, 2011 at 7:48 pm #

    This tip works also in XP and Vista.

  6. Pavlin87 June 7, 2011 at 2:57 am #

    Love it:) thank you 🙂

  7. Burt_Harris June 19, 2011 at 8:50 pm #

    When a computer is joined to a domain, the checkbox to enable this is hidden.   I’m the domain administrator, and yet I can’t find any help as to how to do this for joined computers.

  8. Rsimms July 15, 2011 at 6:17 pm #

    I agree. This only seems to work for local logons and not on a domain.

  9. Anonymous July 19, 2011 at 12:18 am #

    I’m the domain administrator, and yet I can’t find any help as to how to do this for joined computers. 

  10. not me August 2, 2011 at 4:20 am #


  11. Majalah August 4, 2011 at 7:35 pm #

    I have try both netplwiz via CMD and userpasswords2. It works 🙂 Now i can log in automatically in my laptop.

  12. James Dean August 14, 2011 at 10:45 pm #

    It works. 🙂  no more typing password when I log into my personal PC. thx

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