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How do I auto logon as a user on Windows 7?

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I have a user name and I am currently deemed the "administrator"

How can I have my PC automatically log me in on startup. This function used to work. Somehow it got changed.

Thanks in advance.
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Type this command in the Run dialog box (Windows key + R): control userpasswords2

Highlight the account that you want to auto-logon with, untick the box that says Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer, then type in the password for the account if required. Restart the computer to test.
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Refer to MS Technet article which makes it easier than using the registry hack:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ee872306.aspx

For registry hack, refer to:

http://www.computerperformance.co.uk/windows7/windows7_auto_logon.htm
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Another option which I prefer myself.
Download the Microsoft "Autologon" tool here, and enter the details of the account. That's it.  Works instantly

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963905.aspx
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Thanks very much. Your solutions worked out just fine.
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