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How to Enable Windows 10 Auto Login

In this video, Tony Fortunato provides a quick tip to save time while troubleshooting using Windows machines in the lab.

In network troubleshooting, it's common to use tools that are Windows based. For example, you might repurpose a PC to capture or monitor packets. So when you turn on the computer, you probably encounter the Windows login screen. I can’t tell you how many times I am working on site and a network analyst does not know or forgot the password, and we spend a lot of time troubleshooting the tools.

In this video I show you how avoid this problem by enabling the automatic login function in Microsoft Windows 10 without using third- party tools or modifying the registry. This tip also works with Windows 7 and 8.

First, press Windows key + R and you will see the Run Dialog box


From here, type netplwiz and you will see the User Accounts options and uncheck “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.”


And that’s it. If you reboot your computer, you will now go straight to the desktop.

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