How To: Automatically Log On To a User Account in Windows Vista(Bypass Welcome Screen)
If Windows Vista has ever booted on your computer, then you are familiar with the boot screen.Windows Vista will display the logon screen in case there are multiple user accounts or if the single user has set up a password. Of course that the simplest way to circumvent the Windows Vista logon screen, if you own the only user account on your machine, is to do without the password. This will cause the operating system to not display a logon screen during start up. A single user with no password will be automatically logged on.
Just follow the easy steps outlined below to make Windows Vista automatically log on to your user account. After completing these steps, Windows Vista will stop prompting you for a user name and password on startup!
Method 1: By Using Advanced User Accounts Tools in Widows Vista
- Open the Windows Vista Start menu and in the search box type controluserpasswords2 and hit Enter.
- Select your username from the list, turn off the Users must enter a username and password to user this computer option, and then click OK.
- When prompted, enter your password twice and click OK.
- Open the Power Options window in Control Panel.
- Click Change plan settings under the currently selected plans.
- Then, click Change advanced power setting on the next page.
- Under the Additional Settings branch, set the Require a Password in wakeup option to NO and click OK.
- The last step is to jump to the Personalization page in the Control Panel and then click Screen Saver, turn-off the On resume, display logon screen option and click OK.
Method 2:By Windows Vista Registry Tweak
Instructions for Setting AutoAdminLogon in Windows Vista
- Launch Windows Vista registry editor(By running Regedit.exe).
- Navigate to the registry key:HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\winlogon
- Set the value of string AutoAdminLogon to 1 (one means on, zero means off)
- Create a new String Value called DefaultPassword
- Set the value of DefaultPassword = “P@ssw0rd”
- Check for the existence of a REG_SZ called DefaultUserName. The value should reflect the user who you wish to logon automatically.
- If this value does not exist, then right-click in the right pane, New, REG_SZ, name it, DefaultUserName.
- Set the string value to the required UserName.
- Optional Item: If your Vista Machine has joined a domain, then create a String Value called DefaultDomainName.
- Set the value of DefaultDomainName = “OnlyYouKnowDomain”
Here is a summary of the four key registry settings:
“DefaultDomainName”=”xxx.xxx”. Definitely needed in a domain situation.
From now on, when your PC starts up, Windows Vista will log on automatically.