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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

How to turn on automatic logon in Windows XP or Vista

1) The Easy Way- TuneUp Utilities
Install TuneUp Utilities-Open TuneUp System Control-Scroll down to User Logon-Click Automatic Logon & tick "Enable automatic logon". Click OK and reboot to test. For both XP & Vista .
1b) Easy Way Method 2: Using TweakUI Open TweakUI (Click Start, Programs, Powertoys for Windows XP). Expand the Logon branch, and click Autologon. Turn on the "Log on automatically at......" option, type your username and password, and click Ok.
Download and install Tweak UI from Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP.

2) The Registry way in Windows XP or Vista -






Back up the registry first before you modify it.
1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
2. Locate the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
3. Using your account name and password, double-click the DefaultUserName entry, type your user name, and then click OK.
4. Double-click the DefaultPassword entry, type your password under the value data box, and then click OK.

If there is no DefaultPassword value, create the value. To do this, follow these steps:
1. In Registry Editor, click Edit, click New, and then click String Value.
2. Type DefaultPassword as the value name, and then press ENTER.
3. Double-click the newly created key, and then type your password in the Value Data box.
If no DefaultPassword string is specified, Windows XP automatically changes the value of the AutoAdminLogon registry key from 1 (true) to 0 (false) to turn off the AutoAdminLogon feature.

In Windows Vista, DefaultDomainName has to be specified as well, else Windows will prompt of invalid user name with user name displayed as .\username. To do so, double click on DefaultDomainName, and specify the domain name of the user account. If it’s local user, specify local host name.

5. Double-click the AutoAdminLogon entry, type 1 in the Value Data box, and then click OK.

If there is no AutoAdminLogon entry, create the entry. To do this, follow these steps:
1. In Registry Editor, click Edit, click New, and then click String Value.
2. Type AutoAdminLogon as the value name, and then press ENTER.
3. Double-click the newly created key, and then type 1 in the Value Data box.
6. Quit Registry Editor.
7. Click Start, click Restart, and then click OK.

After your computer restarts and Windows XP or Vista starts, you can log on automatically.


If you want to bypass the automatic logon to log on as a different user, hold down the SHIFT key after you log off or after Windows XP restarts. Note that this procedure applies only to the first logon. To enforce this setting for future logoffs, the administrator must set the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

Value:ForceAutoLogon
Type: REG_SZ
Data: 1


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Turn on automatic logon without editing the registry in Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition and in Microsoft Windows XP Professional on a computer that is not joined to a domain. To do this, follow these steps:
A) Click Start, and then click Run.
B) In the Open box, type control userpasswords2, and then click OK.

Note When users try to display help information in the User Accounts window in Windows XP Home Edition, the help information is not displayed. Additionally, users receive the following error message:Cannot find the Drive:\Windows\System32\users.hlp Help file. Check to see that the file exists on your hard disk drive. If it does not exist, you must reinstall it.
C) Clear the "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" check box, and then click Apply.
D) In the Automatically Log On window, type the password in the Password box, and then retype the password in the Confirm Password box.
E) Click OK to close the Automatically Log On window, and then click OK to close the User Accounts window.
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Turn on automatic logon all editions of Windows Vista.






My computer is on a workgroup

1. In the Search box, type control userpasswords2, and then press ENTER. Administrator permission required If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
2. Clear the Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer check box, and then click Apply.
3. In the Automatically Log On dialog box, type your password, and then click OK.
4. In the User Accounts dialog box, click OK.
After you restart your computer, you will be able to log on automatically.

My computer is on a domain

•Because your computer is on a domain, your user account is managed by your network administrator. Contact your network administrator about turning on automatic logon.


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