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Auto Sign in to Windows 8.1 help

  1. #1


    Valdosta, GA
    Posts : 14
    windows8.1

    Auto Sign in to Windows 8.1 help


    Help with my Bungled attempt to establish a Log on user Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup w/o having to enter name andpassword at startup in Widows 8.1. I correctly did this using "Option One" of Brink's Tutorial procedure with two new laptops several months ago, however I now have gone brain dead while attempting the same on my new Desktop, with 8.1 O/S. For some reason the"Automatically Log ON", box did not pop up allowing me to enter my Microsoft User name; Password: or Confirm Password: as he illustrated in his "OPTION ONE, 4.,C,D. Still brain dead, I selected enter anyway, it did not work and now the PC offered me a slightly new picture requesting me to sign in with name and password. How can I return to square one to do this right? (I hate passwords).
    Thanks Ross

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Open RUN.
    Type in

    netplwiz

    click ok.

    Uncheck the box that requires a password.

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  3. #3


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Ross,

    In addition, for more details.

    Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup
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  4. #4


    Valdosta, GA
    Posts : 14
    windows8.1


    Thanks to Brink, David and others my problem is solved. ThanksRoss
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  5. #5


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Glad we could help.
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