How to Enable Windows 10 Auto Login [2 Latest Methods 2022]

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Logins and Passwords are an excellent way to save your computer and the information from snoopy eyes. This feature is even more necessary in public workspaces where different types of people work together.

However, you can bypass the login procedure if you are in a private network or have a safe environment to work on.

Personally, I turned on the auto login feature because logging in every single time is tiresome for me. I also turned on this feature in my office where other co-workers can access the computer easily.enable-windows-10-auto-login

If you are looking for the methods to enable the Windows auto login feature, you are in the right place. In this article, I’ll guide you through enabling the auto login feature effortlessly.

So, stick with me and follow my methods.

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How to Enable Windows 10 Auto Login

Windows auto login feature comes in very handy while you are in a hurry. You don’t need to waste some extra time on the login screen. Just power up the computer, and you are ready to go!

Here are the methods to enable Windows 10 auto login:

1. Enable Windows 10 Auto Login Using Registry Editor

You can enable the auto login feature using the registry editor. This is the most convenient method to enable that feature.

Here is how to use the registry editor:

  • Open Windows Run by pressing Windows + R.
  • Type regedit and hit Enter to access the registry editor.run-regedit
  • Navigate to Winlogon from the registry editor.
    • (Here is the subkey location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon)
  • Double-click on the entry named DefaultUserName from the right pane of the window.
  • Type your username and select OK from the next window.
  • Navigate and double-click on DefaultPassword.
  • Enter your password when a new window is prompted and click OK.

(Note: If it doesn’t exist, Create a DefaultPassword string value. To create the string value click on Edit > New > String Value > Type DefaultPassword into the name box > Hit enter)

  • Double-click on the AutoAdminLogon entry and type 1 in the Value data box.regedit-autoadminlogon

(Note: If it doesn’t exist Create a AutoAdminLogon string value. To create the string value click on Edit > New > String Value > Type AutoAdminLogon into the name box > Hit enter)

  • Close the registry editor and restart your system.

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2. Enable Windows 10 Auto Login from User Accounts

This is the most commonly used method for enabling the auto login feature. However, you may not find the checkbox named Users must enter a username and password to use this computer.

To enable this feature, you will need the help of CMD or Powershell.

Here is the method to enable the checkbox again:

  • Right-click on the Windows button and select Command Prompt (Admin) or Windows Powershell (Admin).
  • Type the following command: reg ADD “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\PasswordLess\Device” /v DevicePasswordLessBuildVersion /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
  • Hit Enter.

Here are the steps to enable Windows 10 auto login:

  • Open Run by pressing Windows + R.
  • Type netplwiz and hit Enter. run-netplwiz
  • Uncheck the box named Users must enter a username and password to use this computer.
  • Click on Apply, then OK. user-account-uncheck-box

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How to Enable Auto Login in Windows 10 Domain Account

To enable the auto login feature in the domain account, you need to edit the registry and add a new key. You need to have the domain administrator rights to make changes to the registry.

Here is how to enable auto login in Windows 10 domain account:

  • Open Windows Run by pressing Windows + R.
  • Type regedit and hit Enter to access the registry editor.
  • Navigate to Winlogon from the registry editor.
    • (Here is the subkey location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon)
  • Double-click on the entry named DefaultDomainName from the right pane of the window.
  • Type your username and select OK from the next window.
  • Navigate and double-click on DefaultPassword.
  • Enter your password when a new window is prompted and click OK.

(Note: If it doesn’t exist, Create a DefaultPassword string value. To create the string value click on Edit > New > String Value > Type DefaultPassword into the name box > Hit enter)

  • Click on Edit and Choose New.
  • Select String Value.
  • Name it AutoAdminLogon.
  • Double-click on AutoAdminLogon and edit the value to 1.
  • Close the Registry Editor and Restart the System.

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How to Enable Auto Lock in Windows 10

Windows has a feature called Dynamic Lock. This feature allows Windows to lock the computer automatically when you step away from it. Windows use devices paired to the computer to detect when you are out of range and forget to lock the screen.

Here is the method to enable Auto Lock in Windows 10:

  • Click on the Windows button and select Settings.
  • Go to Accounts. settings-accounts
  • Choose Sign-in options.
  • Scroll down and check the box named Allow Windows to automatically lock your device when you’re away under the Dynamic Lock.signin-checkbox

When you next time step away from your computer, you will see Windows automatically lock the screen.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Should I use auto login?

Auto login might save your time and energy, but this is also for thieves and hackers. You can use auto login if you have the safest environment where you are the only user, you can use auto login. Otherwise, using a strong password to protect your privacy will be wise.

What Netplwiz Windows 10?

Netplwiz is a Windows command that enables the users to remove the necessity to enter a password every time the system boots up. However, Windows has removed the check box feature. You need to re-enable the feature using the CMD or Powershell.

What are the default Windows Passwords?

There is no default password for Windows. You can set any password you wish for. Choosing a strong password is always welcomed.

Wrapping Up

That’s it. Follow those methods to enable the auto login feature in Windows 10 easily. Those methods will literally take some minutes to be done.

Thanks for reading this article. Hopefully, you have enabled the auto login feature in Windows 10. You can leave comments in case you have any queries left.

Talk to you in the next one. Till then, have a great time.

Peace!

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