Windows 10 Auto-Login: Quick Setup Guide

Windows 10 Auto-Login: Quick Setup Guide

/ Andrew Holdeman

Auto-login is a feature that allows users to log in to their Windows operating system automatically. This means Windows will recognize the user’s login credentials and log them in without prompting them again when the computer starts up. This can save time and effort, as users don’t need to enter their credentials whenever they want to access the system.

Set Up Automatic Login in Windows 10 with Registry Editor

To set in auto login Windows 10 on the device, one can easily pursue the Windows registry editor to set the configurational settings. Here are the steps to follow for setting the Windows auto-login.

Step 1: Launch the registry editor via the run utility. Click Windows key+ R to launch the run command box. Type regedit in the command box and click ok to continue.


Step 2: In the registry editor window, type the address in the address bar and click enter to navigate the option.


regedit device password

Step 3: In the list, double-click the option of DevicePasswordLessBuildVersion folder and set the value to 0 in the popup window. Click ok to save changes.

regedit device password value data

Set Up Automatic Login in Windows 10 with Run Utility

The Windows auto-login can also be set from the user accounts window settings, and it can be done via run utility using the command prompt action. Here are the steps to follow for sign-in options via user account settings.

Step 1: Launch the Run utility via the Windows key+R shortcut keys from the keyboard.

Step 2: In the run command box, type netplwiz.exe and click ok to continue. It will launch the user account window.

run netplwiz

Step 3: In the user accounts popup window, click the user’s tab and uncheck the box for the option Users must enter a username and password to use this computer. Click Apply, followed by clicking ok to save changes.

users must enter a username and password to use this computer

Enable Auto Login with Windows 10 Domain Account

If you are trying to enable the auto-login option for Windows 10, it can be done via the Windows registry editor. Mainly it allows login from the domain account. Here are the steps to follow:

Step 1: Launch the registry editor from the run utility. Click Windows key+ R, and in the run command box, type Regedt32.exe, and click ok to continue.

run regedt32 command

Step 2: In the registry editor window, type the following address in the address bar and click enter to locate.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

regedit winlogon

Step 3: In the list, double-click the option of DefaultDomainName and add your desired user name, followed by the password.

default domain name username and password

Step 4: In the next step, move to the edit tab and add a new key. Click edit and select new>string value. Name the key as AutoAdminLogon.

regedit create new string value

Step 5: Double-click the AutoAdminLogon key and set the value as 1. Click ok to save changes.

autoadminlogin value data

How to Enable Auto Lock in Windows 10 from Windows Settings

Windows settings can be another useful way to approach the auto-login option. It can be enabled from the utility. Here are the steps to follow:

Step 1: Launch settings from the Windows main menu. Type settings in the taskbar’s search and double-click the option in the list to open.

open windows settings

Step 2: In the settings menu, select the option of accounts followed by selecting sig-in options from the left pane.

windows accounts
sign in options

Step 3: In the sign-in options window, move to the section of dynamic lock, and under the section, check the box for the option of Allow Windows to lock your device when you’re away automatically. It will set the auto login for Windows 10.

automatically lock device when away

Enable Auto Login from Windows PowerShell (Admin)

Apart from the run utility, another command line prompt enabling the auto login for Windows 10 can be Windows PowerShell (admin). Here is how you can perform the action to sign in/automatically log in.

Step 1: Launch PowerShell (Admin) from the Windows main menu. Right-click the Windows icon and select PowerShell (Admin) option from the list. Double-click it to open.

windows powershell

Step 2: In the command prompt, type the following command and click enter to complete the action.

reg ADD “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\PasswordLess\Device” /v DevicePasswordLessBuildVersion /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

powershell register dword

Frequently Asked Questions About Windows 10 Auto-Login

What Are Windows User Accounts Settings?

Windows User Accounts settings enable you to customize how users access and use their computers. Administrators can ensure that only authorized users can access certain programs, files, or folders by assigning user accounts with specific permissions. User accounts allow multiple people to use the same computer with unique settings, so each person can configure their workspace how they want.

Why Do Users Activate Automatically Sign-In on Windows 10?

One reason is that it can make the login process quicker and more convenient, especially if you only use your computer. Another reason is that it can help you keep your account more secure by preventing someone else from being able to sign in with your credentials.

Is it Secure to Have Auto-Sign Activated on My Microsoft Account?

Regarding security, auto-sign-in is a convenient feature but also carries some risks. If someone gains access to your device or computer password, they can easily sign into your account without needing additional authentication.

Should My Local Account on My Windows OS Be Auto-Sign In?

When it comes to auto-sign-in for your local Windows OS account, there are pros and cons that you should consider. Additionally, having your local account set up for auto-sign-in can save you time when logging into your computer or laptop. On the other hand, auto-sign-in also means that anybody with access to your computer or laptop can get into it without entering a password.

Why Aren’t My User Name and Password Working on Windows 10?

To rule out the scenarios of forgetting your credentials, you can try using the “Reset Password” feature in Windows 10. To use this feature, go to the sign-in screen and click the “Forgot Password” link. Then follow the instructions on the screen to reset your password. You may need to create a new account if that doesn’t work.

Why is My Automatic Login Not Working on Windows 10?

If your automatic login on Windows 10 is not working, there are several possible causes to investigate. Double-check that you’ve configured the settings correctly and use the correct password. Then, make sure you have enabled AutoLogon in the registry editor. Additionally, check to see if any other user accounts are signed in.

What Are User Credentials on Windows 10?

User credentials on Windows 10 are the username and password a user must provide to access their account. The username is used to identify the account, while the password helps verify the account belongs to that user. In addition, user credentials can be used for other forms of authentication, such as Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).

Why is My Auto Sign-In Screen Frozen on Windows 10?

Many Windows 10 users have reported issues when their Auto Sign-In screen gets stuck or frozen. This issue is most commonly linked to a corrupted user profile, which results in the auto sign-in process not functioning properly.

Will Activating a Restore Point Disable My Windows Auto-Login?

The answer to this question depends on the type of restore point you are activating. If the restore point is from before you set up Windows auto-login, then yes, it will disable it. The same is true for any changes made to the system since that restore point was taken.

Andrew Holdeman
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