Automatic logon at startup in vista

By Techblissonline Staff Updated on 23rd October 2014 Filed Under: Windows Vista

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In windows vista, a user can be set to automatically logon to the computer system at startup, without the need for entering username and password, to use the computer.Find below the steps to turn on automatic logon for a user in vista.

  • Open the Start Menu
  • Type netplwiz In the white line (Start Search) area, and press Enter.
  • Click on Continue for UAC prompt

Turn On Automatic Logon for a user in vista:

Uncheck the option “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer”
  • Select a user account by clicking on the User Name to highlight it
  • Click OK
  • Turn On Automatic Logon for another user in vista:

    If in windows vista, automatic logon is turned on for one user and you want to turn it on for another user then:

    • Check the option “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer”
    • Click on Apply
    • Select a user account by clicking on the User Name to highlight it
    • Uncheck the option “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer”
    • Click on OK

    Set password for user with Automatic Logon to vista

    • In the Password field, enter the selected user account’s password. However, if the user account for whom automatic logon is turned on, does not have a password, then leave this field empty
    • In the Confirm Password field, enter the selected user account’s password again to confirm that it is the same. If the user does not have a password, then leave this empty
    • Click OK

    How to turn Off Automatic Logon in windows vista?

    • Check the option “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer”
    • Click OK

    If you only have one user account on your vista installed computer system/PC, then Vista will logon to that account automatically at startup.

    However, if your computer is a member of a domain, then the check box for “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer” will be grayed out and not available. This would mean that you cannot enable automatic logon in windows vista at startup, on such computer system.

    6 Responses to “Automatic logon at startup in vista”

    1. [...] you have this user account setup in vista, to logon automatically and change or remove the password, then ensure that you change or remove it here as [...]

    2. I have tried this, but could make your PC less secure.

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    3. Nirmal, Automatic logon in vista is normally set on home PCs. If you share your home PC with strangers, and if he or she may login without your notice, then automatic logon is risky. But this I suppose is very rare in most households :)

    4. Rajesh, I agree with you here. I have done it on my laptop also, besides on my home PC.

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