If you do not want to enter the user name and password every time you turn on your Windows 10 PC, then you can set it to automatically login to your Windows 10 user account. You can select any one of the local user accounts and choose to automatically login into Windows 10 using any one of them. However, it does not work with Microsoft based accounts that require your PC to be online for securely signing into Windows 10 using your Microsoft user accounts. If you are using a Microsoft user account in Windows 10 and you want to automatically login into Windows, then first you will have to convert the Microsoft user account into a local user account.
Here is how you can set your PC to auto-login into Windows 10 using one of the local user accounts:
- Press the hotkey Win+R to open the Run dialog. Type control userpasswords2 in it and press Enter.
- In the list of the user accounts, select the user account that you want to use for automatically signing in to Windows 10.
- Uncheck the checkbox that says Users must enter a username and password to use this computer.
- Click on the OK button to save the settings. It may ask for the password for the selected user account in which case you have to enter the password twice and click on the OK button.
- Now when you turn on your PC the next time or restart Windows, it will automatically sign in using the selected user account without showing any welcome or login screen.
Setting Windows 10 to automatically sign-in to your user account can make using your PC a little comfortable and hassle free. But at the same time it exposes your PC to a serious security risk – anyone can use such a PC without actually knowing the Windows password. Therefore you should not set your PC to automatically login if it contains sensitive or personal information.