Want to quickly boot to your Windows 10 desktop by skipping the login screen? Would you like to avoid typing your account password each time you turn on your PC? You can configure Windows 10 to automatically boot to the desktop without requiring to enter the account password.
The core benefit of configuring Windows 10 to automatically sign-in is you don’t need to remember the password, which also means that you save a couple of seconds during the boot. This, in turn, means that Windows 10 boots to the desktop a couple of seconds faster.
The procedure to set up an automatic login feature in Windows 10 is very similar to the one in Windows 7 and Windows 8.
This method applies to both local user account and Microsoft account. In other words, whether you’re using a Microsoft account or a local user account, you can use this guide to enable automatic login.
WARNING: Enable automatic logon only if you are the sole user of your computer. If you often share your computer with others, others will be able to peek into your account without knowing the password.
You can follow one of the methods given below to turn on automatic login in Windows 10.
IMPORTANT: Auto or automatic login might not work if Windows Hello PIN and Windows Hello Fingerprint or any one of these are enabled. Navigate to Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options page and then remove these two sign-in options.
Likewise, if you don’t want Windows 10 to ask for a password after waking up from sleep, on the same page, select the Never option from the drop-down box in the Require sign-in section.
Method 1 of 3
Automatically login without password
NOTE: Follow these directions only after disabling Windows Hello PIN and Windows Hello fingerprint in Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options.
This is the easiest way to automatically login to Windows 10 without entering the password.
Step 1: The first step is to open the Run command box by simultaneously pressing Windows logo and R keys (Windows+R). In the Run dialog box, type Netplwiz and then press Enter key.
Step 2: In the resulting User Accounts dialog, select your user account first and then uncheck the option labeled Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer. Click the Apply button to see Automatically sign in box.
Step 3: In the Automatically sign in dialog, type your password, and then re-enter the password to confirm the same.
Finally, click the OK button.
Method 2 of 3
Turn on automatic sign-in using Registry
If, for some reason, you’re not able to configure Windows 10 to automatically logon by following the above method, please use this method.
Step 1: Open Registry Editor. To do so, type Regedit in the Start menu search box or Run command box and then press the Enter key. Click the Yes button when you see the UAC (User Account Control) box.
Step 2: In the Registry Editor, navigate to the following key:
Step 3: On the right side, look for the entry named DefaultUserName, double-click on it, and make sure that your Microsoft account or local user account name is appearing under the Value data box.
Step 4: Next, on the right-side again, look for the entry named DefaultPassword. If the entry doesn’t exist, please create one by right-clicking on the empty space, clicking New, and then clicking String Value. Rename it to DefaultPassword and enter your password in the Value data box. Click the OK button.
Step 5: Finally, you need to enable automatic logon. To do so, on the right-side (once again), look for the entry labeled AutoAdminLogon and then change its value from 0 (zero) to 1 (one).
That’s it! Restart your PC to see your Windows 10 automatically logging into your account without asking you to enter the password. Good luck!
Method 3 of 3
Use Autologon to automatically login in Windows 10
There is a free utility out there to help you automate the login process in Windows 10. Autologon is a free tool from Microsoft designed to help you skip the lock and login screen in Windows 10. To download and read how to use this tool, please refer to our how to skip lock and login screen guide.
Without a doubt, the second method is not as easy as the first one. Have fun with Windows 10!