Do you want to skip the login screen on your Windows 10? How about avoiding to type your account password each time you start your computer? No problem. Windows 10 can be easily configured to boot directly to your Desktop without the need for you to enter your password.
Configuring your Windows 10 to boot directly to the Desktop save you time during the boot. It also means that you don’t have to remember your password. Although we recommend that you write it down or save it in a secure place.
Setting up the Automatic Login in Windows 10 is similar to the automatic Login in Windows 7 and Windows 8.
It doesn’t matter if you use a Microsoft account or a local user account, the following steps can be used in both cases.
There are 2 ways to automatically login without entering your password.
- This is the easy way to have your Windows 10 to boot directly to your Desktop without the need to enter your password.
The first thing that you need to is to open the Run command window and type Netplwiz. To access the Run command window just press the Windows Key + R.
This command will open the User Accounts window. Select your user account and then uncheck the “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer” box. Click the Apply button to get the Automatically sign in window.
Once in the Automatically sign in window, type your password and re-type it for confirmation.
Once the password is entered just click the OK button to finalize the process.
- This is the other way to have your Windows 10 to boot directly to your Desktop without the need to enter your password.
If you weren’t able to configure your Windows 10 the easy way, then you can also try this method.
Open the Run command window by pressing Windows Key + R and type Regedit and then press the Enter Key. When you see the User Account Control window click the Yes button.
Once in the Registry Editor, browse to the following key:
HKEY LOCAL MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\Winlogon
Look for an entry named DefaultUserName, that is located on the right side. Double-click it. A Edit String window will open. Make sure that your Microsoft account or your local user account name appears under the Value data box.
Located also on the right side is the DefaultPassword entry. If it doesn’t exist, create it by right-clicking, then click on New and then click in String Value. Once created you need to rename it “DefaultPassword” and the open it. After opening it, you must enter your password in the Value data box and then click the OK button.
And for the final step, on the right side again, look for the AutoAdminLogon entry. Double-click it and change its value from 0 to 1.
Restart your computer and your Windows 10 will boot directly to your Desktop without asking for your password.
NOTE: If you share your computer with others we do not recommend that you enable the automatic login. Enabling it will allow others access to your data without the need of a password.