How to Enable Auto Login in Windows 10

We open our computer many times in a single day, and we have to remember the password to Login into the Window; however, it’s not too difficult, but it might be difficult for some users. If you want to be logged in automatically into Windows 10 when you open the computer? So this guide will walk you through how to enable auto login in Windows 10.

It does matter whether you’re signed in using a Local user account or a Microsoft user account. You can enable the auto-login feature on both types of accounts.

Recommendation: Don’t Enable Windows 10 Auto Login, If you often share your personal computer with someone else. Remember, It might not be good for you.

Enable Auto Login in Windows 10

There are two methods you can go through to enable automatic login in Windows 10. The first method is using “netplwiz,” and the second method is using Registry editor.

First Method:

  1. First of all, open the Run box using the “Windows+R” shortcut key, then type “netplwiz” and hit the enter button.
  2. It opens a User Accounts window. Here select your Local or Admin account, and uncheck the option – Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer, then click the Apply.
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  1. It will open the “Automatically Sign In” dialog box, just Enter your user account password and hit the OK button.
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  1. Finally, you’ve successfully enabled Windows 10 auto Login, and now sign-out and then check whether you will automatically login into Windows.

If the auto-login is not enabled yet, make sure you followed all the steps completely.

Second Method:

In this method, we will use the Registry editor. Registry editor is a hierarchical database system used to store the low-level data in Windows operating system.

Follow the steps to enable auto login into Windows 10 using Registry editor.

  1. First of all, open the Run box, then type “Regedit” and hit the enter button to open Registry Editor.
  2. In the Registry Editor, navigate to the following directory:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
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  1. Under the “Winlogon,” find the entry called “DefaultUserName” and then open it.
  2. Now check that your Microsoft account or Local user account username is appearing under the value data. Once you’ve confirmed, then click OK.
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  1. In the next step, find the “DefaultPassword” entry, and then open it, and make sure that your Login password is registered under the Value data.
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  1. Once you’ve finished, now find out the “AutoAdminLogon” entry, and then open it.
  2. Set the Value data 1, and then OK.
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  1. Restart your computer and check if the auto-login works.

If auto-login doesn’t work, make sure you followed all the steps correctly. Repeat all the steps and check if you made mistake somewhere.

Note – If you didn’t find any such entries inside the Registry Editor, don’t need to worry.

Now we will create entries manually, follow few more steps below to create entries.

Create Auto Login entries in Registry Editor

  1. Right-click the “Winlogon” and make a new string value named “DefaultUserName”.
  2. Next, open the “DefaultUserName” entry, and under the value data, enter your Local User name or Microsoft Account User name and then hit OK.
  3. Now, create another string value named “DefaultPassword”, and then open it, under the value data, enter the user account password.
  4. Next, create the last string value named “AutoAdminLogon”, then open it and set the Value data 1.
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Now Restart your PC and see the magic. You will Automatically Login into your Windows User Account.

I hope you enjoyed this guide. If in future you wish to disable this auto-login, you can simply remove the following keys from the registry editor.

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