Re: booting directly to the desktop

g melconian

Thanks very much.


From: [] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Thursday, August 4, 2016 6:59 AM
Subject: Re: [win10] booting directly to the desktop



            The easiest thing to do is to go a little bit further with your Microsoft Account so that the password is entered automatically behind the scenes and you go directly to the desktop.  I've posted the following instructions before, but here they are again as they should accomplish your mission.


To Turn Off the Password Entry Requirement under Win8 or Win10

Note: Anybody who turns the computer on can get into the desktop screen directly if there is only one account on the computer.  If there is more than one then they can get access to the desktop by selecting any account that has password login turned off.

Please follow the below steps to skip the password entry screen for a specific account:

1.        Open the Run Command box by simultaneously pressing Windows Key and R keys (Windows Key+R). In the Run dialog box, type Netplwiz and then press Enter key.

OR  Open a Command Prompt window and enter the command:  control userpasswords2 and hit Enter.

2.        You will be presented with the User Accounts dialog, select the user account for which you wish to turn off password login and then uncheck the checkbox labeled Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.

3.      Click Apply button to see Automatically sign in box.

4.       On the "Automatically sign in box" confirm your credentials and then click OK. Restart the computer and check.

Steps 3 and 4 are critical.  If you omit them you will not have the password login turned off and everything will remain as it had been.


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