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Autologin Into Windows XP And Vista Without Entering Password

Both Windows Vista and XP supports multiple user accounts and prompt for login each time computer starts, this can get annoying and time-waster if you are the only user of the computer and do not want to get prompted for password or welcome screen, to get windows to autologin into your user account follow the steps as below:

For Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start
  2. Type netplwiz in the search-box and press enter.
  3. Select the user you want to auto-login automatically and then uncheck the box reading “Users must enter a username and password to use this computer”.
  4. Enter your password when prompted leave empty if none.
  5. Click OK.

For Windows XP:

  1. Press Windows Key + R (or Goto Start-> Run).
  2. Windows Auto Login
  3. Type control userpasswords2 and press enter in RUN dialog box.
  4. Windows Auto Login 2
  5. Click the username you want to autologin and uncheck the box “Users must enter a username and password to use this computer”.
  6. Enter your password when prompted leave empty if none.
  7. Click OK.

UPDATE: You can also use the AutoLogin utility provided by Sysinternals (now owned by Microsoft) to make the necessary changes to the registry.

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tahnk you,i'll try


cant find userpasswords2 in windows xp sp3, this command does work in Vista, so guess you mistaken... to bad

Actually you are mistaken. The instructions aren't 100% clear but it does work. You have to enter this in the dialog box: control userpasswords2

He gave two different for Vista, and one for XP. The userpasswords2 is for XP. The one for Vista is above it (netplwiz) and it DOES work.

Tried copy and pasting userpasswords2 into run command.
Didn't work could not be found.
I have windows XP SP2

You need to type "control userpasswords2" for Windows XP. Cheers

I mistakenly made the userpasswords2 bold and left control as it is from the full command "control userpasswords2", resulting in trick not working for users, thanks for pointing out.

This does not work. I unchecked the "user must enter a username and password..." box. Now when I boot, it says invalid password and an extra log-in icon is there. All this did was make the log-in problem worse.

im making a jukebox and i am using novell client for windows to connect to my netware server and now i don't have to enter any passwords when the system boots!

Good advice... helped with the new Eee

hey,,it's working in windows 7 too..

thanks a lot ....

for windows 7,,,cmd is (control userpasswords2)

if it allows remotely log in as if it does , it will add lake to my security
or does it works for local log in only

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cheers mate worked fine

for Win XP sp3 type in Run [control userpasswords2], it's worked well,don't miss the space between control and userpasswords2 .

for xp3 use " control userpasswords2 "

thanx 4 trick

I want to login as a administator or get admininistrator rights in user account without change or remove admininistrator password.
When i type in run in xp "control userpassword2" it shows
"To continue type user name and password of administrator"

Please resolve this problem.


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