Windows : How to automatic logon

By | May 22, 2013

Here is how to turn on user automatic logon for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008.

Windows 7 : Both options are available (using the GUI or directly modifying the registry as for Windows Server 2008).

– Start > Run
– Type “control userpasswords2”
– Then click OK

[x] > [ ] Uncheck the box “Users must enter a username and password to use this computer”.

After clicking OK, you will be prompt to enter a user and password (the one you want to be log in automatically).


Windows Server 2008 : Manual registry editing only.

– Start > Run
– Type “regedit”
– Then click OK

Browse the registry editor to :

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ Winlogon

Create the two following string (if they do not exist) :


Then Double-click on them to set values of the user and password you want to be log in automatically.

Search for the following string and set value to ” 1 ” :