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Joe Busuttil February 12th, 2018 09:18 AM

Automatic opening of Windows
 
How to open Windows automatically, i.e. without having to enter my PIN number every time I switch on the laptop.
(Am on Windows 10 and Firefox)

Thank you in advance for your kind help.

Joe Busuttil

Lord of the Rings February 12th, 2018 07:55 PM

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How to automatically login into Windows, without typing a password (using netplwiz) appears to be one way to do it.

On windows 8 all I had to do is search netplwiz and open it & the option is there. I haven't circled where to uncheck the option but the above link shows you.
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If you're only ever using the laptop at home and there is no possible way anybody could gain access to it then it should be ok. To be on the safe side if you are taking your laptop with you away from home you should disable auto-login.

Joe Busuttil February 14th, 2018 08:38 AM

My usual thanks for yr prompt reply.

I am afraid, however, that netplwiz doesn't work with Windows 10.

Regards.

Joe Busuttil

Lord of the Rings February 14th, 2018 07:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Joe Busuttil (Post 378159)
... netplwiz doesn't work with Windows 10.

Did you try the control userpasswords2 approach?

I don't have Windows 10 at this stage. I'm still using Win 8.

Lord of the Rings February 15th, 2018 09:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Lord of the Rings (Post 378160)
Did you try the control userpasswords2 approach?

I don't have Windows 10 at this stage. I'm still using Win 8.

I just installed Windows 10 & a search & subsequent opening of control userpasswords2 shows the option. I tested with a restart and it works. You do need to put your password in twice in the last step however before the auto-sign-in will work.
ie: Use File explorer & type/copy-paste in control userpasswords2 & the accounts panel will automatically open after you press Enter key on keyboard (or whatever it's called on Windows PC's.) Uncheck the option as shown then press Apply & OK buttons, then in the Auto-Sign-in panel that will open after this, choose the account on the computer you wish it to apply to & type in their password twice. In the last image example I whited-out the account User name.

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(I must say I much prefer the system starting in Desktop mode after startup as it's doing, unlike Windows 8. Though this might depend on Win 10 version, settings & computer type, etc.)


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