Microsoft Windows, as an operating system, is ok. I say ok, because I like some features of it and others I don’t. In every version of Windows that Microsoft has released, there have been some features that really standout. Windows 10 is no exception. Obviously it is still in non public stage and it has a few niggles here and there. If you are currently working with the Technical Preview release, there may be some irritating features that you just want to remove.
One such feature is the requirement to enter your password to login every time you power up. Along with the previous versions of Windows, you can configure Windows 10 to log you into your account automatically. This is really useful if you are the only person using the computer. If you, like me, are sick of typing your password this is a cool trick. I know this isn’t a new thing and that removing this has a few security concerns, but if you do want to remove the need to have to login then follow this quick guide.
This isn’t a difficult operation to perform and it doesn’t require you to delve into the system registry or fiddle around with key system files.
Windows comes with a built in feature, which can be used to automatically log into a particular user account, follow these steps and you should be log on free!
- Hit the Start button, or press the Windows key.
- Type netplwiz and then click the entry at the top of the list of search results.
- Or you could press the Windows key and R to bring up the Run dialog and execute the same command.
- Select the entry for your account in the list of usernames that is displayed (if you see more than one that appears to be yours, opt for the one that’s an Administrator).
- Uncheck the option labelled ‘Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer’.
- When prompted, enter your password, confirm it, and then click OK.
Now when you restart your computer, you’ll be automatically logged into your chosen account.
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