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Windows 7: Whatever happened to the easy no-click startup?

11 Mar 2010   #1

Whatever happened to the easy no-click startup?

I wonder if anyone knows how I can start my computer (either take it out of sleep mode or start it from the turned-off state) without having to click on any icons?

I am not worried about anyone gaining unauthorized access to my stuff, so I want the easiest access possible for myself. It seems however that even if I have only one user account (my account as administrator without any guest accounts), and even if I do not have a password on this account, I am still shown a start-up screen with the administrator icon which I have to click on to "unlock" the computer and start using it.

I haven't told the computer to lock or log off when I close the lid (thus putting it in the sleep mode) or when I turn it off. So this extra screen where I have to click on an icon to bring up the starting screen is basically useless. All I want is fast and easy access.

Thanks for any advice you might have - it's appreciated!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64


Make sure this setting is set to No:
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Also see this excellent tutorial: Log On Automatically at Startup

Hope this helps,

My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Mar 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP


To avoid having a sign-in screen, have one user account and don't password it.

To avoid having to click your User name when resuming from sleep, select "Don't require a password" at Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Power Options\System Settings
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Mar 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Obonecanobe, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Here are some items to check to have a automatic log on like that.Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Mar 2010   #5


Thanks to everyone for the replies!
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