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Windows 7: Disable automatic logon

19 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Disable automatic logon

Few days ago my user account started to automatically logon. Before that I didn't have password, but I had to click on my username to start. I didn't change anything, or at least I didn't intentionally. When I go to netplwiz, option "users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" is checked, so I don't no what else should I do to disable automatic logon. Any advices?
Thanks in advance

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19 Mar 2011   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello John,

Creating a password for your user account should have you have to log on to it again.

Hope this helps,
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19 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thank you for your answer
In fact, I would like to know if it's possible to disable automatic logon without having a password. I tried to set password, and then there is a welcome screen with my user name, but when I remove password, I have an automatic logon.
I'm pretty sure that till few days ago I had a welcome screen with my user name without using a password.
And one more thing to add - my account is administrator and it's the only account on my computer.
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19 Mar 2011   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Usually if it starts this, you'll need to have a password to force a log on screen.
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23 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Yes, it really seems that it's imposible to have log on screen without having a password. I have probably mixed up something in my head to think that I used to have it.
Thank you anyways
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23 Mar 2011   #6

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

If there is only one account...It will not prompt you to select a user.
Would be kind of silly to select a user when there is only one.

However, when coming out of sleep or hibernate it will show the user selection screen.
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23 Mar 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

From a security/malware standpoint, I'd highly recommend a password anyway.
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