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Windows 7: Log On Automatically at Startup

16 Jul 2015   #130
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Shawn, please check Always getting log in screen. OP didn't have the checkbox to enable/disable automatic log on (screenshot on post #9 of this tutorial), and managed to get it back.

It is a bit vague what he did, I asked for more info. I looked through all pages and didn't see a mention of how to fix this, so wanted to let you know.


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16 Jul 2015   #131
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Posted there.
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23 Oct 2015   #132
WildWilly

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Suggested enhancement to the tutorial

I used this tutorial & it works great. But only for logging on following a boot, reboot, restart. If you are resuming after a hibernate, this tutorial is not enough. This is something I find totally counterintuitive. You'd think they're all the same. It's the same logon screen whether you reboot or resume so why are there 2 completely separate settings? That's a rhetorical question. I know there's various configurations that might justify it. But from the point of view of a dumb end user (moi) it should have all been taken care of with this tutorial. But n o o o o o o o o . . . .

So my suggestion is that somewhere near the top of this tutorial, make it clear that it covers only the fresh boot/restart scenario and make a reference to the other tutorial for covering resume from hibernate or sleep. The other tutorial is here:

Password - Require on Wakeup

By the way, that other tutorial says there's an Option One, and an Option One, and an Option Three. I've heard of a phobia about the number 13 but I've never heard of a phobia about the number 2. Then again, I suppose it takes all kinds to make the world go 'round . . .
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