Turn on automatic logon

You can use automatic logon to log on to your computer without having to type a user name or password.


  • Using automatic logon can pose a security risk because anyone that has access to your computer will have access to your programs and personal files.

The steps that you should follow will vary, depending on whether your computer is on a domain or a workgroup. To find out, see "To check if your computer is on a workgroup or domain" in How is a network at home different from one at work?

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My computer is on a workgroup

  1. In the Search box, type control userpasswords2, and then press ENTER. Administrator permission required If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

  2. Clear the Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer check box, and then click Apply.

  3. In the Automatically Log On dialog box, type your password, and then click OK.

  4. In the User Accounts dialog box, click OK.

    After you restart your computer, you will be able to log on automatically.

My computer is on a domain

  • Because your computer is on a domain, your user account is managed by your network administrator. Contact your network administrator about turning on automatic logon.