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Summary

In Windows 7, you can enable auto login if you think password prompt in login screen is a trouble. However, it’s suggested to enable auto login only for your own PC. If someone else could use your PC, it would be better to disable auto login.


What Is Windows 7 Automatic Login?

In Windows 7, if you set several user accounts, login screen will appear in the startup process. In fact, you can enable auto login for specified user account.

Windows 7 auto login
How to Enable Automatic Login in Windows 7?
Solution 1: Use “netplwiz” Command to Enable Auto Login in Windows 7
Step 1: Press “Win” + “R” key at the same time to open “Run” window. Type in: netplwiz, click “OK”.
enter netplwiz in run window
Step 2: In “User Accounts” window, select the target user that needs to automatically sign in Windows 7.
User accounts Windows 7
Step 3: Uncheck the option “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer”. Then click “OK”.
enable auto login Windows 7
Step 4: When “Automatically sign in” window pops up, type password and click “OK”. This user account will automatically login in Windows 7 without password prompt next time.
Type password of user account
Pros: This way is generally used in personal computer and it’s very easy to perform.

Cons: Only when you have an administrator account can you perform this method.

Solution 2: Use Registry Editor to Enable Auto Login in Windows 7

If your PC joins the domain, the above method cannot be applied. In domain network, the login information is stored at server rather than on the PC. Because of this, it’s complicated to enable auto login in Windows 7. But there are still other ways to make it.

Step 1: Press “Win” + “R” key to open “Run” window. Type in: regedit then click “OK”.
enter regedit in run
Step 2: After going into “Registry Editor”, navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ Winlogon.
Step 3: In the right pane, double click“AutoAdminLogon”, change its value data from 0 to 1 and click “OK”. Finally, restart your PC.
autoadminlogon value data 1
If the auto login does not work in Windows 7 though you have already enabled it, you need to manually add additional keys. Right click “Winlogon”, create three new keys named DefaultDomainName,DefaultUserName and DefaultPassword In their value data, respectively, enter domain name, the name of use account that needs to be set up auto login, user account’s password.
Pros: This way can also be used in the PC that joins the domain.

Cons: Registry editor is very complicated and not easy for newbie. Once there’s something wrong with registry editor, system may fail to work. Please use it with caution.

Solution 3: Use Renee PassNow to Enable Auto Login in Windows 7

If above methods still cannot help you set up auto login in Windows 7, it’s suggested to use Renee Password to clear password of target user account then it will login to Windows 7 automatically.

More about Renee Passnow

Whole password reset process takes only 4 simple steps without damaging data inside! Do not require any professional knowledge or possible password combinations.

For local account and administrator, Renee Passsnow will remove the password directly.

For Microsoft account, Renee Passnow will turn the Microsoft account into local one and reserve all data inside the account.

Renee Passnow can help to recover data or transfer data inside the disk without running Windows.

Compatible with: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP.

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people has downloaded and reset the password successfully!

Here are detailed steps on how to reset login password with Renee PassNow.

Step 1: Download and install Renee PassNow in any workable Windows computer. 

press to the download button

Step 2: Choose creation method, USB or CD/DVD.

select rescue disk creation method

Step 3: Boot the target PC from the created password reset USB/CD/DVD.

You will boot the target computer via a new created reset disk. Firstly, please hold a hot key to enter the BIOS menu and put CD-ROM or Removable Devices as the first choice. Please click here to know about how to change the boot order of your computer. After changing it successfully, please remember to save your setting and then restart your PC.

steps to change the boot order in BIOS

Step 4: Select “PassNow!”.

Reset password

Step 5: Choose target account and then click “Clear Password”.

You can also recover Microsoft account in Windows 10/8.1/8. That is, Renee PassNow will convert the Microsoft account to a local account and the data or files inside it will still exist. After the software says that password is reset successfully, you can directly press “Enter” key to access Windows.

Clear password
Renee PassNow can remove password, it can also create administrator account, transfer data, recover data, rescue system, etc.
Pros: It’s very useful and easy to solve your problems.

Cons: It’s not a built-in option in Windows. You need to create a bootable media.

Things should be Paid Attention to when Setting up Auto Login in Windows 7

Auto login is convenient, but it’s not good to protect privacy. Everyone can access files and data from the PC with no password. If you need to share your PC with others or often use a laptop outside, it’s suggested to disable the auto login.

If you have already set up auto login or intend to enable it, please remember the original password in case you need it later.