automatic connection (without password) at startup

This tutorial explains how you connect automatically to Windows 10 without password.

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By default, to log into Windows 10, you must close the lock screen and then enter your user account password on the login screen. By following this tutorial, you will remove / delete the mandatory entry of the password for your user account. Your session will then open automatically when Windows 10 starts.

Informations

  • You must be logged in with an account with the administrator rights to be able to configure the automatic connection of a user.
  • If you change password user account used for automatic login, you will need to repeat the steps below using the new password.
  • If you configure Windows to automatically sign in to a user account, and if you then change the computer name, you will see an “Other User” account attempting to login without success. You will then have to manually select your user account and then log in. For your account to automatically reconnect when Windows 10 starts, you will need to repeat the steps below.

Configure automatic connection when Windows 10 starts

To sign in to Windows 10 without password, follow these steps:

  1. Open Network Places Wizard aka. netplwiz :
    • away there Run command : netplwiz or control userpasswords2.
  2. Tick the “Users must enter a username and password to use this computer” box.

    i Note : if you have activated thepassword-less authentication with Windows Hello (face recognition, fingerprint recognition or PIN code), you will not see the box « Users must enter a username and password to use this computer. »

  3. Select the username the account to automatically log in when Windows 10 starts.
  4. Uncheck the “Users must enter a username and password to use this computer” box.
  5. Push the button OK.
  6. Enter the password for the user account twice and click OK.
  7. That’s it, Windows 10 is now configured to automatically log in the user account you selected!

Congratulations! You have enabled automatic login for a user account on Windows 10 via netplwiz. 👍

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