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.
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.
Skip or disable the logon screen in Windows 7
Step 1. Type netplwiz in Start menu search box and hit enter.
Open the Run dialog box. To do this, use Windows + R keyboard shortcut. And then enter control userpasswords2 in Run dialog box and hit enter.
Step 2. Under User Accounts dialog box, uncheck the box named Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.
Step 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.
Step 4. You are done. Reboot your Windows 7. You should now directly see the desktop instead of the logon screen.
If you also own a Windows 10 PC, check out our how to automatically login in Windows 10 guide to skip or disable the lock/login screen.