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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.

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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

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Type in the following command:

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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”.

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Enter your password twice and click “Ok”.

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

Tags:
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.

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Comments
11 comments
Bhushan Pawar
Bhushan Pawar

they can give me the message to connect with the www.account.live.com/passward/reset

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 

RyanJennings
RyanJennings

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

JakubBialek
JakubBialek

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