How to Automatically Login to Windows 8.1

If you are the only regular user of your computer then configuring Windows 8.1 to automatically login without the need for a password when powered on is an easy way to speed up the startup time.


Once you have completed this tutorial your computer will automatically logon to your user account without asking you for a password. Although I’ve written this tutorial for Windows 8.1 the same process applies to Windows 8.

Warning: It is highly recommended not to configure Windows 8.1 to automatically login if you’re using a tablet or laptop.

Although only providing basic protection, a Windows password does help if your computer ends up in someone else’s possession.

Step 1 – Open Advanced User Accounts

Type into the start menu “Run” and open the associated program


Type in the following command:


Step 2 – Deselect the User must enter a password

From the “Users” tab, deselect “Users must enter a username and password to use this computer” and click “Apply”.


Enter your password twice and click “Ok”.

Note: If you’re using a Microsoft Account the “Username” will be your email address.

Step 3 – Restart

Finally restart your computer to make sure that Windows 8.1 boots straight into your user account without asking for a password.

Windows 8 Windows 8.1

II am the Founder and Director of Wheal Media Limited and a student studying MEng Computer Engineering at the University of Portsmouth.
John Wheal
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Bhushan Pawar
Bhushan Pawar

they can give me the message to connect with the

Bhushan Pawar
Bhushan Pawar

hey guyes my system is not login from my hotmail account, so i want to put on correct passwad so they can give me the wrong passward so how i cant be login or remove my passward 


what if i have multiple users and i want windows to log on to one specific user each time the computer is turned on?


I don't have this option in my user account control panel! Cannot tick anything...Help?