How to avoid having to log in with passord or p.i.n. ?

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    How to avoid having to log in with passord or p.i.n. ?


    When I switch on my computer I want it to take me to the desktop.

    I don't want to jump through the identification hoop - no Lock screen or any other encumbrance.

    I'm sure I could do it on my previous computer but the how-to has evaporated from my head.

    What's the procedure to accomplish this?
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  2. Cliff S's Avatar
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    netplwiz
    How to avoid having to log in with passord or p.i.n. ?-image.png
    unselect users must enter.... box
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    Sorry, I don't know how to reach that screen.
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    right click on start button choose run in the box that comes up type netplwiz
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  5. Cliff S's Avatar
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    thomaseg1 said:
    right click on start button choose run in the box that comes up type netplwiz
    Or just hit the Windows key and type it
    I haven't used Run since Windows 8.1
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    Thank you both.

    I'm getting nowhere. The system keeps asking me for the administrator's password. I haven't got a clue where it is.

    I'm beginning to wish I had never bought this computer and stuck with 32 bit.

    Maybe I should bite the bullet and reinstall the system.
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  7. Brink's Avatar
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    Syncopator said:
    Sorry, I don't know how to reach that screen.

    Hello,

    Option 1 in the tutorial below can help show you more on how to have Windows automatically sign in to your account at startup using netplwiz.

    You will need to be signed in with an administrator account to do this though.

    Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup
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  8. Posts : 283
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    Thank you Brink Got it at last.

    Being half way to 158 years old, my body has been showing signs of age related decrepitude for some time. The trouble is that my mind is following suit - dammit.






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  10. Posts : 283
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    That was shortlived Brink

    When I switched the computer on this morning I had to log in. I used my p.i.n.

    I tried the regedit fix.

    My registry doesn't have the same entries as yours in the lowest highlighted area in your screenshot.



    How to avoid having to log in with passord or p.i.n. ?-regedit-2.jpg





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