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.

Tony Fortunato

July 18, 2018

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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


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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.”


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

About the Author(s)

Tony Fortunato

Sr Network Performance Specialist

Tony Fortunato is a network performance expert who has been designing, implementing and troubleshooting networks since 1989. His company, The Technology Firm, provides clients of all sizes with services ranging from project management, network design, consulting, troubleshooting, designing custom-designed training courses, and assisting with equipment installation. Tony's experience in networking started with financial trading floor networks and ISPs, where he learned to integrate and support equipment from various vendors. Tony has taught and presented at numerous colleges and universities, public forums and private classes. He blogs frequently at NetworkDataPediaand has a popular YouTube channel.

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