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How to enable Windows 7 auto login [Full Guide]

How do I enable Windows 7 auto login?

1. Use netplwiz

  1. Press Windows Key + R and enter netplwiz. Press Enter or click OK.
  2. Uncheck the box next to Users must enter a username and password to use this computer and click OK

  3. Enter the username and the password for the account, then click OK.
  4. Reboot the computer and it will boot into the Windows desktop automatically.

After doing that Windows 7 auto login should be enabled and working.

2. Set Windows 7 auto login in registry

  1. Press Windows Key + R and enter regedit. Press Enter or click OK.
  2. Locate this subkey in the registry window: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogon
  3. Double-click the DefaultUserName entry, type your user name, and then click OK.
  4. Open the DefaultPassword entry with a double-click, type your password, and then click OK.
  5. Double-click AutoAdminLogon, and in the Edit String dialog box, type 1 and then click OK.

  6. Reboot the computer.  

Note: Users reported that DefaultPassword value is missing so you must create the entry manually.  Open the the Edit menu click New and choose New String.

3. How to set Windows 7 auto login domain

  1. Follow steps 1-5 provided in the previous solution.
  2. Double-click the DefaultDomainName and type the domain name of the user account.
  3. Reboot the computer.

Note: If the DefaultDomain value isn’t available, you should create it manually.

This guide will help you to enable the auto-login option for your personal computer or for a company computer.

However, the autologon feature is provided as a convenience and may be a security risk. If you want to disable this feature, we have a detailed guide on how to disable auto login on Windows 7 that should check out.

We hope that you found this guide helpful, and that know you know how to properly enable the Windows 7 auto login feature.

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This post was written by Loredana Harsana and was first posted to WindowsReport

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