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Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by joyof60, May 16, 2013.

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  1. joyof60

    joyof60 Thread Starter

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    When Windows reboots it always asks for the password to log on to my profile. I'm not trying to reset a password and I well know my password but is there a shortcut to bypass this step each time the computer reboots? If I reboot and walk away each time when I return I still have to wait while windows loads my profile before I can work. Is there a workaround for this? I am the only person who uses the machine and I don't have issues with others using my machine under my profile. I understand that it is not cool to ask for ways to reset password not known or otherwise, (I do see these threads locked all the time) and that is not what I am asking. I know my password, I just get tired of logging in after each reboot.
    Thanks for any help.
    Using Windows 7 64bit
     
  2. Mark1956

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    You can skip the log in screen by re-setting your password to a blank, then it won't ask for it.

    Go to Control Panel, User Accounts then select 'Change your Password'

    Type your password in where prompted and leave the new password and confirm password boxes empty, click on Change Password and you're done.
     
  3. TerryNet

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    Or if you need to have a password (e.g., for file sharing/restricting purposes) you can set it up to automatically login to your account. To do so, in a Run box type the command:

    control userpasswords2

    If you want to have the auto login only on a Restart, but require a password on a boot after power on, I do not know of any way to do that.
     
  4. joyof60

    joyof60 Thread Starter

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    Thanks guys! I'll give it a shot. You guys are the absolute best!
     
  5. Mark1956

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    You're welcome.
     
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