How To Auto-Logon To A User Account At Startup In Vista

One of the annoying features of Vista is that because you have to create an account and a password for every  PC or device that you want to share files with.

Because of this, upon boot up Vista will display all of these accounts, even if you don’t actually use them on the PC, and you also have to login everytime.

By following these steps this can be done away with:

  1. Click on the Start button and type in ‘netplwiz‘. This will open the Advanced User Accounts menu
  2. In the Users tab, highlight the account you want to login to Vista automatically with, and then untick ‘must enter a username and password to use this computer’
  3. Click on ‘Apply’. A new window will now popup asking you to enter the password of the account you’ve just highlighted. Do this, and then click ‘Ok’
  4. Click ‘Ok’ on the Advanced User Accounts menu to finish

Now, whenever you boot up, Vista will login automatically to your chosen account.

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