After powering on or rebooting your PC, have you ever just wanted it to login automatically? Currently, you have to enter your password to login, but by employing this neat trick, you can automatically log into your account on boot up without ever touching the keyboard.
Bypassing the login screen
Once you’re logged into your user account, simply click on the Start panel and type in netplwiz. You should see it appear in the search results, and once you do, click it.
A window called User Accounts will appear. This is where all the magic happens. Select the user account you want to be logged into automatically, and then uncheck the box that says “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.”
You’ll be prompted to enter your password twice, and once you do and click “OK,” Windows 10 will now automatically log into your user account on boot up.
You can test it by rebooting your PC. If you followed the steps correctly, everything should log in automatically.
It’s also worth noting the security risks. If this is something that you’re enabling on your PC, you should be the only user of said PC. If your the only user, the security risks are minimal, though it’s always a good idea to put sensitive information in encrypted files before enabling such a feature. You know, just in case.
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