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      • #2326254
        Zig
        AskWoody Plus

        I’m building a new desktop computer for my wife, with Win10 2004. I’m unable to find the setting to enable automatic logon (without entering the password)  – it’s not in the usual place.

        ?Is this because I’m using:

        a.) a local account (M9crosoft account not yet set up) or

        b.) a not-yet-activated installation of Win10??

        Thanx,

        Zig

      • #2326259
        b
        AskWoody Plus

        A probable cause is:

        If you turned on Require Windows Hello sign-in for Microsoft accounts (aka: passwordless sign-in) [At Settings, Accounts, Sign-in options], you will not see the Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer check box.

        How to Automatically Sign in to User Account at Startup in Windows 10

      • #2326277
        Zig
        AskWoody Plus

        I haven’t turned on “Require Windows Hello sign-in”.

        Zig

      • #2326278
        b
        AskWoody Plus

        Well, it’s not a.), so perhaps b.)?

      • #2326287
        joep517
        AskWoody MVP

        Did you follow the link that was posted?

        There are several options to accomplish what you want in the linked article.

        --Joe

        • #2326293
          Zig
          AskWoody Plus

          I’ve read the article, but can’t use Option 1, as “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer” does not appear. I’ve been reluctant to make the registry changes unless forced to do so.

          The underlying question is WHY “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer” is missing from user accounts. I am signed in as an administator.

          Zig

      • #2326315
        Moonshine
        AskWoody Lounger

        To regain the missing “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer” checkbox in later versions of Windows 10 without having to manually change ‘Registry’ settings, a simple and safe way is download Winaero Tweaker and use the Enable User Auto Login Checkbox option. Winareo will change the necessary settings for you.

        Earlier versions of Winaero Tweaker don’t have this feature.

        https://winaero.com/winaero-tweaker/

        • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 6 days ago by Moonshine. Reason: Added info
        • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 6 days ago by Moonshine.
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        • #2326332
          Zig
          AskWoody Plus

          Thanks, Moonshine, that did it!! Apparently, the setting went away in v.2004. Problem resolved.

          Zig

        • #2326442
          Microfix
          AskWoody MVP

          Winaero is a fantastic little utility, has so many tricks at the fingertips and still being developed further.
          I find the winaero backup facility is a real timesaver when re-introducing settings on other devices, been my goto for years. Set-it-and-forget-it style.


          No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created IT- AE
      • #2326397
        Moonshine
        AskWoody Lounger

        Using a brand new, never used or updated, out of the box W10 Pro 64-Bit 2004 version (from an ISO).
        A password was used to set up the machine and is asked for on Start/Reboot.
        All Windows Hello options are disabled and don’t come into the equation.
        It is not a Microsoft account and the “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer” check box is not there.

        Using a W10 Pro 64-Bit 2H20 (what I’m using now) is exactly the same – no “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer” check box is available.
        A password was initially used to set up the machine when it was an earlier W10 version and I chose to remove this via “Netplwiz”.
        It would seem these options were removed in subsequent upgrades/updates or by other factors.
        This machine also doesn’t use a Microsoft account and all Windows Hello options come into the equation.

        I can however add the missing option either manually or by third party program as seen above.

        • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 6 days ago by Moonshine.
        • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 6 days ago by Moonshine.
      • #2326431
        Moonshine
        AskWoody Lounger

        Sometimes it hard to try things/options that aren’t actually there to see/try for a variety of different unknown reasons.

      • #2326437
        Moonshine
        AskWoody Lounger

        I don’t actually need to backup the Registry and try the fix.

        I have sorted the issue by using Winaero, as shown above.
        The Registry has been changed, successfully, for me.

        • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 5 days ago by Moonshine.
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