Embarking on this act is not a good idea as your PC can be compromised. You can only do this if you are the only user of your PC and you have restricted access to your PC. That being said, it is recommended you protect your PC with a Password, PIN, or biometric authentication. Kindly follow the steps below in order to perform this task. We will be using the built-in command prompts to discuss the following steps below. In this article, we shall discuss how to Disable or Enable Auto log on in Windows. Please see how to fix Auto Logon Error “The username and password specified is not valid”.
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Enable Automatic logon
Method 1: Using the User Account Settings
1: In the Windows search icon, type “RUN” and click on enter as shown below or
2: Press the Windows Key + R on your keyboard to launch the run Window.
In the RUN dialogue window, type netplwiz as shown below and click on ok or enter on your keyboard
This will open the User Accounts window as shown below. Uncheck Users must enter a username and password to use this computer.
This will prompt you to enter your password as shown below. This will ensure the user does not enter a Password when accessing the PC and press enter.
Note: When next you reboot you will no longer need to type in your password.
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Method 2 Using the builtin Command Prompt
Enable Auto log on in Windows Using built-in Command Prompt “Control userpasswords2”
Press the Windows Key + R on your keyboard to launch the run Window. Type control userpasswords2 then click on ok.
This will launch the User Account Window as shown above.
Disable Auto Logon
Now switch to the Users tab. Uncheck the option “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer”.
- Click on Apply. Now in the automatically sign-in window type your password and confirm it.
- Click on OK and that’s it.
- Next, whenever you open Windows, you will be automatically signed in. Now you can restart your PC and the login screen will not be displayed.
Note: Do this only if you are restricted to the area where your PC is located. To activate the login again, please follow the same steps to activate the sign-in screen again.
I hope you found this blog post helpful on how to Disable or Enable Auto logon in Windows. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.