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Auto Login for Windows XP and Windows Vista


This blog had earlier carried a post about how to Auto logon for Windows XP.

With many people now switching over to Windows Vista from XP, I thought it appropriate to write a tip on how to Auto logon in Windows Vista. This is also a simple trick.

Click on Start Menu > Run.

Type netplwiz in the Dialog Box and hit Enter. Following Window will open.

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Uncheck “Users must enter a username and password to use this computer” check box.

Click Apply.

You will be prompted to enter the Username and Password of the account to which you want to activate Auto Logon in Windows Vista. [If no password, then simple press Enter].

Click OK.

Simple steps, but very useful. These small tips here and there save you lots of time and hassles and make your digital life more productive.

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Auto logon for Windows XP


Windows XP asks users to enter their username and password before log on. This feature is very useful if you are working on a shared computer and other users also use that computer. However, if you are the only user using your PC, then you can skip this step and go straight to your desktop.

How to :

1. Click Start > Run.

2. Note the username displayed above the Startup bar. You will need it later.

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3. In the Open dialog box, enter control userpasswords2 and click OK.

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4. In the next dialog box, Clear the Check box, which says “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer”. Click OK

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5. Now you will be asked to enter your username and password. Enter them, which you use to log on to windows XP (as you have noted in step 2).

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And now, you are through.

Reminder: Please don’t use this trick if you work on a shared computer.

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