How To Automatically Login To Windows 7 (Skip Login Screen)

If you have been running Windows 7 on your personal computer, chances are high that you haven’t assigned a password for your user account. Whenever you start your PC, the boot process will stop at the login screen and you need to hit enter or click on your user account picture to see the desktop.

logon screen

As you need to hit enter each time you start your PC, here is quick solution to skip the logon screen. Needless to say that this will save a few seconds as well.

How to skip Windows 7 login screen:

1. Type netplwiz in Start menu search box and hit enter.


Open Run dialog box. To do this, use Windows + R keyboard shortcut. And then enter control userpasswords2 in Run dialog box and hit enter.

run password

2. Under User Accounts dialog box, uncheck the box named Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.

skip logon screen in Windows 7

3. Click Apply button to see Automatically Log On dialog box. If you have a password for your user account, simply enter the password and click ok. If you don’t have a password for your account, simply click Ok.

automatically log on

4. You are done. Reboot your Windows 7 to see the change.

5. Enjoy Windows 7!



  1. Chauncey says

    After performing the steps outlined here, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit renders a Sign In Screen that states that the Password is incorrect and still displays the Administrator Icon and the User’s Icon. Clicking the User’s Icon and the arrow on the Password box is still required; no password notwithstanding. Is this a fault of Win 7 Pro (or?)?

  2. useless says

    useless, i have computer stuck on login screen with truecrypt encryption. rebooting the pc is out of question and i forgot password, so how would this help?? that is not bypassing anything, it’s disabling the function with admin rights, that’s useless.

  3. susie says

    7 ultimate dell inspiron 1525 laptop
    Help! now all I have is a blank screen!!! Nothing!!!

  4. Roger says

    Thank you. Worked on Win7 Pro. I also took Mario’s suggestion and it works fine from a Resume as well.

  5. Susan says

    Actually I lost my Windows 7 password and hope to remove it, so that I can login without password. Finally I use SmartKey Windows Password Recovery to remove the password. Then I can login Windows 7 without typing the password. You can Google Search “login windows 7 without password smartkey” to know more about it.

  6. Niladri Chatterjee says

    Really helpful post. Pressing enter again and again was so irritating. Thanks for helping me out. 🙂

  7. jhon says

    What if i have password and i forgot it and i don’t have reset disk/ to skip in log on screen..please help me
    for Christmas gift.

  8. leo says

    Hi, I followed the instructions as shown here.

    But ever since, I have been unable to make changes to the computer! I seem to have lost my administrative rights. The ‘Yes’ button is no longer sensitive when I want to run a program and it asks for the administrator password. Please help!

  9. buster stone says

    I ran this as you instructed and it totally screwed up my computer. I couldn’t get system restore to work. Any suggestions, please?

  10. mario says

    Go into Control Panel>Power Options>Advanced Power Options and disable the Password on Resume option.

  11. rob says

    Works for me, but only after power-up. Still get the logon screen coming-up from “sleep” or “hibernate”

  12. MARTIN says

    I did exactly as shown but that stupid logon window still comes on after a few minutes wish I could go back to XP or VISTA

  13. admin says

    Roman, it’s a good utility. But we are not sure if it works on Windows 7 or not. However, this guide is useful when you don’t want to use any third party software.

  14. Roman Doležal says

    Isn’t Autologon from Sysinternals better?
    Pasword is encrypted. Windows XP has the password to autologon in registry as plain text…

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