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Auto Login in Win 8.1 at every reboot

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    Auto Login in Win 8.1 at every reboot


    Hi, I have a Win7 PC and a Win 8.1 PC, each with an admin and a user account and all accounts have passwords. On the Win7 PC, it will auto login without typing either user account password and it does this each time I reboot. On the Win 8.1 PC it will only start up once without needing either of the user account passwords, but then after each reboot, the users login screen displays and I need to select an account and put in the password for the account. How do I get the Win 8.1 PC to login automatically each time I reboot? Where should I look in the registry? Netplwiz seems to be the same on each PC. The registry at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon is similar on each PC although the Win 8.1 PC has a few extra entries. I do not have ForceAutoLogon in the registry on the Win 7 PC and I do not want to add this in to the registry in the Win 8.1 PC because then Remote Desktop Connection will not be able to connect.
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    Last edited by DrStrange; 22 Dec 2013 at 07:02.

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    1) start/search/netplwiz - enter
    2) The Advanced User Accounts program will open.

    1. 3) the Users tab, which should be where you're at now, uncheck the box next to Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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