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  • Automatic Log In not working.

    Posted on WSmmi16 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Questions: Win10 Automatic Log In not working.

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    This topic contains 4 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  wavy 3 months, 2 weeks ago.

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    • #1357317 Reply

      WSmmi16
      AskWoody Lounger

      My W10 system rebooted this morning.  I have previously had it set for Automatic Sign In but this time it asked me for my password.  What has been changed and how can I change it back to be automatic.

    • #1358769 Reply

      PKCano
      Da Boss

      First try logging in by just leaving the “Password” box empty.

      If that doesn’t work, and you have a Microsoft account (instead of or in addition to a Local account), you can log in to the MS account and recover a password.

      Password settings (if you can get in to the desktop) are here:
      Settings>Accounts>Sign in options – you can change your password to a blank by putting the cursor in the box and hitting “Enter” without entering any data.

    • #1359128 Reply

      Alex5723
      AskWoody Plus

      My W10 system rebooted this morning.  I have previously had it set for Automatic Sign In but this time it asked me for my password.  What has been changed and how can I change it back to be automatic.

      It happened to me on Windows 10 Pro 1809 after April updates.
      Run netplwiz and Uncheck Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer and click OK.

    • #1447785 Reply

      WSmmi16
      AskWoody Lounger

      My W10 system rebooted this morning.  I have previously had it set for Automatic Sign In but this time it asked me for my password.  What has been changed and how can I change it back to be automatic.

      It happened to me on Windows 10 Pro 1809 after April updates.
      Run netplwiz and Uncheck Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer and click OK.

      The password box is not checked!

    • #1474719 Reply

      wavy
      AskWoody Plus

      I do not know what caused the change, but I use autologon for that purpose.
      https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/autologon

      🍻

      Just because you don't know where you are going doesn't mean any road will get you there.

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