How to automatically sign into your user account at startup in Windows 10

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You would think that logging straight into your Windows desktop environment would be easy wouldn’t you? It isn’t much to ask, to be able to boot your computer and it present the desktop and be ready to work. Unfortunately, nothing is ever that easy when it comes to Microsoft. The close integration between your Microsoft account and Windows can make working with it a pain. Fortunately, help is at hand. Here’s how to automatically sign in to user account at startup in Windows 10.

Automatically sign in to user account at startup in Windows 10
User accounts are intrinsic to Windows 10 and you simply cannot work without one. While it is possible to use a local guest account, setting one up is an onerous task. Done on purpose to ‘encourage’ you to use your Microsoft account.

So to automatically sign into your user account at startup in Windows 10, do this:

1. Open a CMD window as an administrator.
2. Type or paste ‘netplwiz’ and hit enter. A new window will appear listing all the accounts registered on your computer.
3. Select your primary account and uncheck the box next to ‘Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer’.
4. A new Automatically sign in box will appear. Enter your password twice and hit Ok to confirm.
5. Navigate to Settings, Accounts and Sign-in options.
6. Change the drop down box under Require sign-in to Never to stop having to log in if your computer sleeps or initiates the screensaver.

Next time you reboot or log in your computer should load directly into the desktop environment without the need to you to sign in.

Speed up your Windows 10 user experience further with these:
How to enable or disable the lock screen in Windows 10
How to optimize boot performance of Windows 10

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