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How Do I Disable the Welcome Screen in Windows®

April 02, 2012  |  Difficulty: Medium

how to enable automatic login for one account in Windows® and set it up correctly.

Are you bothered by the account login confirmation when you start your computer or when the welcome screen suddenly starts to appear? If you do not want to restrict access to your computer for other people, you can set up an automatic logon to Windows®. An automatic login can be set only for one account in Windows®. The computer will automatically log in without the need of entering a username and password if this is set up in a user account. This way, the welcome screen won’t appear, and the computer will boot directly into your account. To learn how to enable this feature and set it up correctly, follow the instructions below.

To set up the automatic log on settings:

  1. Go to “Start > Run” or press the “WinKey+R” shortcut.
  2. Enter “control userpasswords2” into the box and press enter.
  3. The “Users accounts” window will pop up. Uncheck the “User must enter a user name and password to use this computer” checkbox. Click on the “OK” button.
  4. The “Automatically Log On” window will appear. Enter your user name and password. Then, click on the “OK” button.
  5. The next time you start the computer it will start without the welcome screen and log in confirmation.


  • Carefully consider the risk of starting your operating system without logging in, especially if the computer is accessible to other users.

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