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Windows 7: Trying to use Netplwiz to set up auto log on

26 Feb 2013   #1
Atomic245

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Trying to use Netplwiz to set up auto log on

Hi again , you guys seem to know Win 7 backwards I need some help please, I am trying to use Netplwiz to set up auto log on , on my Win Ultimate x64 installation but when I boot up I get my user account comes up but says that the password is incorrect and that when I then click on it I then need to just click the arrow box to the right of the password field, without entering a password as I didn't set a password in Netplwiz it then boots into my account fine.

What am I doing wrong , I just want my PC to log in automatically when I start her up that's all !


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26 Feb 2013   #2
gregrocker

 

You do not need a third party program for Win7 to start up to the desktop. I would uninstall it now.

Then don't set up a password or remove it in Control Panel>User Accounts, in Power Options choose Don't Require a Password on Wake-up.
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26 Feb 2013   #3
Atomic245

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You do not need a third party program for Win7 to start up to the desktop. I would uninstall it now.

Then don't set up a password or remove it in Control Panel>User Accounts, in Power Options choose Don't Require a Password on Wake-up.
Firstly Netplwiz isn't a third party program it is part of Windows ? secondly I don't have any Power options setting when I open up user accounts window ???
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26 Feb 2013   #4
gregrocker

 

Never heard of Netplwiz which appears to be for business. What are you using it for exactly? I would remove what ever settings you gave it. You don't need this to start to the desktop - just don't assign a password.

Where did you get Ultimate? How is it activated?

Power Options is in the Control Panel when you View by Icons.
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26 Feb 2013   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Atomic,

Just to clarify since it will make a difference, is this at startup only after a shut down or restart, and not from say waking up the computer from sleep or hibernation?

You might go ahead and create a password for your user account, then go through the tutorial below again to enter the new password to see if that may help.

Log On Automatically at Startup

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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26 Feb 2013   #6
gregrocker

 

Shawn, why would netplwiz be needed to auto-logon when having no password would boot normally to the desktop anyway in Win7?

Sorry to interrupt but I and others may need schooling on this.
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26 Feb 2013   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hey Greg,

No problem. I've seen this happen a few times after an account had a password, and the password was removed. For whatever reason, it still prompted with log on for you to just press Enter since there's no password.
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