How to Enable Windows Auto Login without Password

Updated by Aaron Paul on Nov 16, 2022
  | Computer Instruction

The requirement of using a password when logging into Windows 10 is a great feature to protect your system's security. However, it can become really annoying if you need to open your Windows system many times a day. If you are the only one who uses the system and there is no risk of someone accessing it, you can enable Windows Auto Login.

When you have enabled Auto Login Windows 10, the system will automatically log on to the desktop without asking password. Continue to read the article to find out different ways to enable Windows Auto Login without needing a password.

Is a Password Required for Windows System?

Due to increased hacking and data theft, Windows 10 requires a password to log into the system. It is the default security feature of Windows 10 to protect your system. Since most of the time, our computers are shared by multiple people, a password is an essential feature in protecting your data. Passwords are usually your first line of defense when someone tries to hack or tamper with your system data. If you have a system that you share with someone or there is a chance that someone might try to access your data, always add a strong password to protect your essential data.

How to Setup Windows Auto Login without Password?

The password feature of Windows 10 is great at protecting your data from others, but if there are no apparent risks to your system, it becomes an unnecessary hassle. If you log in to your system multiple times a day and don't want to enter the password every time, Windows 10 allows you to disable the password and enable Auto Login. Below are two methods you can use to enable Windows Auto Login:

Method 1: Enable Windows Auto Login via Netplwiz

You can enable Windows Auto Login using Netplwiz, an advanced user account management tool. When using Netplwiz, the process of enabling Windows Auto Login is short and straightforward. Follow these steps to enable Auto Login Windows 10 using Netplwiz:

Step 1: On your desktop screen, open the Run dialogue box using the "Win + R" key. Once it opens, type "Netplwiz" and tap on "OK."

execute the netplwiz command

Step 2: Now select your user account among the users and uncheck the "Users must enter a username and password to use this computer" box and click "Apply" to enable Auto Login Windows 10.

disable the user must option

Step 3: A window will pop up after clicking "Apply," where you need to provide your system password twice to confirm the changes. With that, the Windows Auto Login will be enabled, and you can confirm it by restarting your computer.

confirm your user password

Method 2: Turn on Windows Auto Login with Registry Editor

The Windows Auto Login feature can also be enabled using Registry Editor. This method will allow you to sign in to your Microsoft account, domain account, or local user account without needing a password. Below are the steps you need to follow to enable Auto Login Windows 10 using Registry Editor:

Step 1: Use "Win + R" to open the Run dialogue box on your Windows 10 system and type "regedit" to open Registry Editor.

launch the registry editor

Step 2: When the Registry Editor opens, copy and paste the "Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon" into the address bar and press "Enter."

paste and access the winlogon address

Step 3: Now look for the "DefaultUserName" value in the panel and ensure that its value data is the name of your user account. If there is no value named "DefaultUserName" in the Winlogon key, right-click and select "New" and then "String Value" to create a new string value. Name the new file "DefaultUserName" and set your username as its data.

enter your username

Step 4: Next, you need to find the "DefaultPassword" value and ensure it has your system password as its data value. If it doesn't exist, create it by right-clicking and selecting "String Value" in the "New" menu. Rename the new file as "DefaultPassword" and change its data value to your password.

type your windows system password

Step 5: Look for the "AutoAdminLogon" value in the panel. If it exists, change its data value to "1." Otherwise, create a new string value with the name "AutoAdminLogon" and give it "1" as its data value. With it, the Auto Login Windows 10 will be enabled. Afterward, restart your system to confirm the changes.

set the value to one

Windows Auto Login FAQ

Are you still confused about how to properly use the auto login feature on Windows 10? We have outlined some important FAQs that will answer some leftover concerns about this concept.

1. Is there any way to bypass the password of a computer?

You cannot bypass a password on a laptop, as Windows does not provide you with the option of resetting your password using the forgotten password option. The only option available in this case is to reset your Windows fully. It will result in your data on the system being deleted. Windows 10 will be restored to its original form when you first bought your system.

2. What is Netplwiz in Windows?

Netplwiz is an advanced user accounts management tool that is among the core parts of Windows security. You can use it to change a user name or verify the user credentials. It is also used to enable Auto Login on Windows. You can open it using the Run dialogue box or through the Search feature.

3. How you can use the Autologon feature?

To use Autologon on your system, download it on your system and run Autologon.exe. Fill in the dialogue box that will appear using your credentials and press "Enable." When you start your system next time, you won't need to add the password, as Autologon will do it for you.

4. How can you change or manage your system password?

The process of changing your password on Windows is easy. First, click on "Start" and open "Settings." Here select "Accounts," go to "Sign-in Options," and tap on "Password." Afterward, you can change the password of your account.

Wrap Up

Having to enter the password every time you open your system can be a big hassle. If you do not perceive any threats to your system, enabling Auto Login for Windows can save you time and increase your working speed. Hopefully, the methods explained in this article helped you in finding a suitable method for enabling Windows Auto Login.

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