How To Configure Windows 7 / Vista / XP For Automatic Logon

In order to configure Windows 7, Vista or XP for to automatic logon, the selected user account must have a password. Just follow these steps (for XP see below):

For Windows 7 / Vista:

  1. Click the Start button and type netplwiz in the Search box and press the Enter key.
  2. Click Continue when the User Account Control window appears.
  3. At the User Accounts window, click on the user name you want to automaticaly logon.
  4. Just uncheck “Users must enter a username and password to use this computer” option and click OK. Enter the user’s password.

How To Configure Windows Vista For Automatic Logon

To test, just restart your computer. If Windows Vista ask you for a password, please, check the procedure above.

For Windows XP Automatic Logon:

  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type control userpasswords2, and then click OK.
  3. Clear the “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer” check box, and then click Apply.
  4. In the Automatically Log On window, type the password in the Password box, and then retype the password in the Confirm Password box.
  5. Click OK to close the Automatically Log On window, and then click OK to close the User Accounts window.

Applies to: Windows XP, Windows Vista, auto logon, Vista password wizard, automatic logon, automatic login

By George Lopez-Henriquez /

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