How to Set Windows 8.1 to Log on Automatically

Posted by Britt Duncan - December 17, 2014

For those who was the only user on one computer, it’ll be more convenient if you set it to log on automatically. Also, when you’re away from the PC, just hit Win + L will enable you lock up the computer to prevent others peeking at it. There will be two common ways to set this feature. Please keep reading.

Method one:

1. Hit Win + R keys together to bring up the Run dialog and type: control userpasswords2. After that, hit Enter.


2. The User Accounts box will open up. Tick off the check-box before Users must enter a username and password to use this computer and click OK.


3. Afterwards, you’ll be prompted to type in your passwords twice. Remember that you are required to put in your old log-in passwords. Once you finish it, click OK to proceed.


Method two:

1. Hit Win + R keys to display Run box again. This time, put in regedit. After registry opens up, navigate to the following keys:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

2.Create a String, set its name as DefaultUsername and value with username you prefer.



3.Create another String, name it DefaultPassword and set its value with the password you designate.


4. Change the value of AutoAdminLogon from 0 to 1.


Close Registry Editor, restart the PC to take effect the changes.

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