Turn on autologon for any windows user in windows XP

By default auto login feature got disabled in windows when ever you create any other account in windows XP other than default administrator acoount.

What is AutoLogon?

When a user got logged in windows XP without entering username and password. Don’t you think this could be more convenient when logging to windows?

Note: When you turn on autologon in Windows XP becomes more convenient, but turning this setting on can pose a security risk, but still if you want to do it.

Let’s see how you turn this setting on.

Turn AutoLogon On

1. Open Start >> Run and type regedit (this will open registry editor )

2. Navigate to the following path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

3. Double-click the DefaultUserName entry, and type your user name and click OK.

4. Now double-click the DefaultPassword key, type your password and click OK.
Note: If you don’t find DefaultPassword value, you will need to create the entry:

4.1. In File menu Click Edit select New, and then click String Value.

4.2 Type DefaultPassword as the value name and click Ok .

4.3 Double-click created key, and type your password.

5. Now double-click the AutoAdminLogon entry, type 1 in the Value Data box, and then click OK.
Note: If you don’t find AutoAdminLogon entry, you will need to create the entry.

5.1 In File menu Click Edit, click New, and then click String Value.

5.2 Type AutoAdminLogon as the value name and click Ok.

5.3 Double-click created key, and type 1 in the Value Data box.

6. Exit Registry and restart windows.

After restart you will be able to auto logon to windows.

Comments

  1. JM says

    registry is security lack, look at secure tool named LogonExpert for Window autologon that keep pass AES 256bit encrypted

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