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.
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”.
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.