Straight to the Desktop Asked by: mpzqno

After boot I want to be at the desktop without the need to enter passwords or usernames.

I have two user accounts.

I am using Windows 7.
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Microsoft have a Technet article with the method here:

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Onn LightSAP Technical ConsultantCommented:
Dear  mpzqno

If you need a quick and easy solutions, I suggest you use sysinternal Autologon tool.

It simply works (for all cases).

Thanks and Regards
Pramod UbheCommented:
1. Click Start, type netplwiz, and then press Enter.
2. In the User Accounts dialog box, click the account you want to automatically log on to.If it is available, clear the Users Must Enter A User Name And Password To Use This Computer check box.
3. Click OK.
4. In the Automatically Log On dialog box, enter the user’s password twice and click OK.
Jackie ManCommented:
What an interesting question to answer!!!

Actually, I assume that you want to balance the user friendliness and security for a home PC running windows 7 home premium version, not join to a domain network?

If yes, try the software below.


The advantage is that you need only insert the usb key and select the icon and enter simple numeric password to log on and when you plug out the usb key, the other user of PC needs to input your logon password.

Every user can have his or her own usb key and outsider such as a thieve or burglarer cannot access your information when you are away from home (assuming that you bring or lock the usb key).
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