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Windows 7: Log On Automatically at Startup

05 Aug 2009   #20
CBers

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
I had it do it to me one time, and reapplying this tutorial here again made it stick afterwards. Not sure what caused it not to the first time though.
I've reset everything in the POWER PLAN to either DISABLE, OFF or NEVER so I shall see when I re-boot.

Thanks for your help.


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14 Nov 2009   #21
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I tried this from within a "standard user" account. It does not work. It needs to be done from within an administrator account to work. FYI
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14 Nov 2009   #22
CBers

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks Nate - it has now been sorted.
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14 Nov 2009   #23
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CBers View Post
Thanks Nate - it has now been sorted.
Oh That's just general information for everyone to know. I didn't see it in the tutorial.

Have a good day.
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14 Nov 2009   #24
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10166
 
 

Thank you Nate. I added this to the Warning box.
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23 Nov 2009   #25
Jaminator

W7
 
 

Can you please explain how this option works on a pc with two user accounts? I'd like the ability to auto login to a specific user, but still allow the second user to login as needed. Is there some sort of time delay prior to auto login?

Thanks
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24 Nov 2009   #26
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10166
 
 

Hello Jaminator,

Sorry, but this option only allows for the one selected user account to be automatically logged on to at startup. The only way the other user can log on with this option enabled is to either "Switch User" (Start Menu) from with the other account and log on, or log off the other account and log on.

With two users that both need to log on often, it may be best to not have automatic log on enabled.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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24 Nov 2009   #27
chrisrobbins

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Will this also work using Remote Desktop? It asks for your passsword/
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24 Nov 2009   #28
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10166
 
 

Hello Chris,

Sorry but no.
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27 Dec 2009   #29
sikvdila

Windows 7
 
 

works greta to me thanks
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