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Windows 7: Automatic login

08 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Automatic login

Hi guys

Is there a way to stop the login?
I have the only account on the computer and it is not passworded plus it is the administrator.
It is a pain that I have to babysit the PC whilst it is starting up when I could be cooking dinner or something.

Thanks

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09 Jan 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello iroro,

One way to stop auto login is to create a password for the account.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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09 Jan 2013   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Hi, iroro, Brink,

I think I know what iroro is asking.

When I boot-up, my machine goes right to my desktop, don't ask me how I set it that way, it just does.
And, if I don't bother it, it will go into hybrid sleep after a time I have set.

All I need to do to wake it up is tap the keyboard or mouse.

Brink, in your tutorial: Log On Automatically at Startup Would section three (3) then four (4) help in this case?

I must ask though.

Wouldn't 3C be a better fit for 4A, and vice/versa, unless there is some type of reverse logic here that I am missing, and there seems to be too many check/unchecks in section 3?

  • 3A - Says check
  • 3C - Uncheck to turn on
  • 4A - Check to turn off

I only ask because, mine is checked and it does what I have described above.
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09 Jan 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Steve,

I'm not sure that would work since iroro never had a password initially, and the box would be checked by default. If iroro ever had a password and removed it, then it may work.

Yeah, it can be a bit confusing in step 3. The main reason is that the box must be checked to be able to select the user account you want to be logged into automatically, then uncheck the box to set it to do so.
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09 Jan 2013   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Hi Brink,
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Steve,

I'm not sure that would work since iroro never had a password initially, and the box would be checked by default. If iroro ever had a password and removed it, then it may work.
Then that's why mine is checked, I never used a password.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Yeah, it can be a bit confusing in step 3. The main reason is that the box must be checked to be able to select the user account you want to be logged into automatically, then uncheck the box to set it to do so.
Okay, that clears that up, thanks Brink.
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09 Jan 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

sorry, I may have worded what i said wrong, I am saying that it goes to the login tiles, and i have to watch it start up so i can press enter for it to log in. I would like to make it login automatically. It will start up and go to the login screen. I would like it to just start up and login right away.
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09 Jan 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iroro View Post
sorry, I may have worded what i said wrong, I am saying that it goes to the login tiles, and i have to watch it start up so i can press enter for it to log in. I would like to make it login automatically. It will start up and go to the login screen. I would like it to just start up and login right away.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello iroro,

One way to stop auto login is to create a password for the account.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

I have just had a look through the tuorial, is it the same process for windows 7?
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09 Jan 2013   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Ah, ok iroro. I thought you wanted it to not log on to the account automatically at startup.

In this case, you can use the tutorial below to do so. You would leave the password fields blank for you selected user account since it doesn't have one.

Log On Automatically at Startup
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09 Jan 2013   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you so much for all your help guys.
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09 Jan 2013   #10
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome. I'm glad we could help.
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