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Windows 7: Cannot find Automatic Log On


30 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Cannot find Automatic Log On

Cannot find Automatic Log On on Windows 7 to uncheck it so machine will automatically go into desktop. We are on a network, but was able to do this on XP, but I have looked at all the discussions, printed them out and I just do not get that automatic at the top of the users tab that says Users must enter a user name and...and user is also Administrator. Please advise if there is something I am overlooking


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30 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Here is out tutorial explaining how to do it: Log On Automatically at Startup
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30 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

I have already went to that and just do NOT have #3, where it has the information on the top. I've just set this computer up on "7", but also checked my settings (I do have a password), but cannot find #3 on mine either.
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30 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Believer8154 View Post
I have already went to that and just do NOT have #3, where it has the information on the top. I've just set this computer up on "7", but also checked my settings (I do have a password), but cannot find #3 on mine either.
Hello,

Try to go to Start | Run | control userpasswords2

- Captain
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30 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

I have also used that and at the top is "use the list below to grant or deny users access to your computer and to change passwords and other settings". I have (2) users listed, the 1st is ASPNET\My shortened name as Domain\Administrator and my full name\my shortened name as Domain\Adminstrators.

Sorry, the first one "ASPNET is set as a Standard group.
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30 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Are you the only user of your computer? Is it one that stays at home? If so, you could just remove the password. This would result in an automatic login.
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30 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Here is a better way to do this from Microsoft:
Plus your password is not stored in plain text.

Autologon
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31 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

There are two separate computers, mine and my bosses who I just put the windows 7 on and we are on a network. His does not have a password, mine does. I did download and try autologon on both machines. Got same message on both "Autologon does not support NULL passwords". Put my password in and then got the message "Could not open Winlogon Registry Key".
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31 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Believer8154 View Post
There are two separate computers, mine and my bosses who I just put the windows 7 on and we are on a network. His does not have a password, mine does. I did download and try autologon on both machines. Got same message on both "Autologon does not support NULL passwords". Put my password in and then got the message "Could not open Winlogon Registry Key".
Did you use "Run as Administrator" when runing AutoLogon??
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