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Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup


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4. To Turn On Automatic Sign in for a Domain, Local, or Microsoft Account
NOTE:
You could also use this step to change what user account you would like Windows 8 to sign-in to automatically at startup.

A) In the right pane on Winlogon, double click/tap on the AutoAdminLogon string value to modify it. (see screenshot below step 2)

B) Type 1, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)​

C) Double click/tap on the DefaultDomainName string value to modify it. (see screenshot below step 2)

D) Type the computer name (if local) or domain name, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)​

E) Double click/tap on the DefaultUserName string value to modify it. (see screenshot below step 2)

F) Type the user name (ex: Shawn) of the account you want to automatically be signed in to at startup, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

NOTE: This will be the same name as the user account's C:\Users\(UserName) profile folder.​

G) Double click/tap on the DefaultPassword string value to modify it. (see screenshot below step 2)

NOTE: If you do not have a DefaultPassword string value, then right click or press and hold on an empty area in the right pane of the Winlogon key, click/tap on New and String Value, type DefaultPassword, and press Enter.

H) Type the password of the user account you want to automatically be signed in to at startup, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)​

I) Go to step 6 below.

5. To Turn Off Automatic Sign in for All Users

A) In the right pane on Winlogon, double click/tap on the AutoAdminLogon string value to modify it. (see screenshot below step 2)

B) Type 0 (zero), and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 4B)

C) Right click or press and hold on the DefaultPassword string value, and click/tap on Delete. (see screenshot below step 2)

NOTE: If you do not have a DefaultPassword string value, then that's ok, and go to step 6 below.

D) Click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below)​

E) Go to step 6 below.​

6. When finished, close Registry Editor.​

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Hi,

I have a question regarding this process. I am trying to upgrade to windows 10 but a couple of years ago, I had followed a similar process as above in order to bypass the login process in my windows 8.1. I'm not trying to undo this and restore the login so that it doesn't affect windows 10.

I have the AutoAdminLogon string currently set to 1. The strings DefaultDomainName and DefaultUserName are present but I had deleted the DefaultPassword string as it's missing. Wouldn't I need to recreate the password in the registry in order to be able to use the login? I would be grateful if you could elaborate on this. I remember my password but I'm worried it won't work because I had deleted it in windows 8 and then I upgraded to windows 8.1. It's a local account password/login. I didn't have a microsoft account for it.

Another question that's somewhat related and concerns me is when I enter the old password to access the store, it doesn't accept it and says the password is incorrect. Is this because the password string doesn't exist in the registry? Or is there another problem? How can I make sure I won't get locked out of my account if I do restore the login process?

Hope you are able to help guide me.
 

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Hello love2learn, and welcome to Eight Forums. :)

As long as you use the correct password for your account in the steps, it'll work to automatically sign you in at startup.

You have to sign in to your Microsoft account in the Store.
 

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Hello love2learn, and welcome to Eight Forums. :)

As long as you use the correct password for your account in the steps, it'll work to automatically sign you in at startup.

You have to sign in to your Microsoft account in the Store.
There is no password string so how will it know if it is right or wrong.

As for the store, it asks me to enter my local account password first before entering my microsoft account details. When I enter the local account password, it says it is incorrect. What would happen if I created a string for the password with my old password in it?
 

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You'll have to add it like in the steps for it to work.

You would need to use the correct current password.
 

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Yes for it to work. ;)
 

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You'll have to enter the correct password for it to work.

If you don't, you'll get an "Incorrect password" on the sign-in screen at startup and will have to manually select your account to sign in instead.
 

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You'll have to enter the correct password for it to work.

If you don't, you'll get an "Incorrect password" on the sign-in screen at startup and will have to manually select your account to sign in instead.
I entered the password in the registry and when I try to change link my account to a microsoft account, it says the password is incorrect. What can I do next?
 

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Do you have another administrator account to sign in to and change your password with so that it'll be correct afterwards?
 

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Do you have another administrator account to sign in to and change your password with so that it'll be correct afterwards?
I've created a second local admin account. But I'm still logged in the original account. Currently my registry strings are as follows:
AutoAdminLogon 1
DefaultDomainName
DefaultPassword (I created this but it did nothing)
DefaultUsername

What's the next step?
 

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Did you also fill in the correct data value for the string values?
 

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It's your password, so I would think you would know. :p

However, it'll either be correct and sign you in automatically at startup, or not.
 

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You know, you're right. I was entering it wrong the entire time. I just kept trying different ones and I found the right one! Now I just need to restore the login. Thank you for your guidance!
 

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I'm glad to hear you got it sorted. :)
 

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