Automatically Logon to Windows 7

When you start your Windows 7 computer, it asks you for your login credentials. This is essential for system security to protect your files and other data in a multi-user environment. But if you are the only person physically accessing your computer, then you do not have to worry too much about anyone trying to access your data. In this case, you may want to automatically logon to Windows. Here is how you can configure a Windows 7 computer to automatically logon for a user account :

  1. Press the keyboard shortcut Windows logo key + R to open the Run dialog.
  2. Type netplwiz in the Run dialog and press Enter.

    Open Run dialog window

  3. In the User Accounts window that opens, select a user account you want Windows to auto-logon to. Then uncheck the checkbox labeled Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer as shown.

    Automatically logon in Windows 7

  4. Click OK and you would see another dialog box Automatically Log On dialog box pop-up. Type the select user account password twice and click OK.

    Enter user password for auto-logon

  5. That’s it. The next time you start Windows, it will automatically logon to the user account you selected in the above steps.