Turn on automatic user login for Windows 2000 / XP

Surely you know the problem, you have multiple user accounts on your computer and set up every time the system boots you will be asked for your username and your password. Now, you want to but subsequently your operating system so that the computer automatically with a username and a password to enroll and to the extra desktop space starts.


Another case would, for example, if you use a workstation as a server and you want to restart this at regular intervals. In this case, it would be appropriate if the workstation after each restart automatically starts up on its surface.

In Windows 7…

For the contribution to automatic login in Windows 7 is here along.

In Windows 2000 Professional …

This last is very easily done. Select

Start – settings – control panel.

Here you can select the entry users and passwords. In the window pull cans now remove the checkmark under user must enter for this computer username and password. Now click on apply. It opens another window, in which you must enter a user name. You must also enter the password of the user 2 times. Click 2 times on the OK button. At the next reboot of the computer or operating system should log in automatically.

In Windows XP Professional …

Enter under Start – run control userpasswords2 a. A window will appear with the name user accounts. Here you have the check mark under user must enter Username and Password remove. Click on Accept. Another window opens. Here you must now enter a user name and password twice. Click OK and close the User Accounts window. After a reboot the operating system should automatically with the specified User account login.

Another way is through the windows – Registry – editor

By this you can start – run - start regedit. Here you to navigate to the entry


 Double-click on the value AltDefaultUserName and give it the value the name of an existing Userkontos (user account / username) for which the automatic login to the system is to be made.

Now we need another 2 values. To create “AutoAdminLogon a is the of the value and the other is the value create “DefaultPassword.

If the values are not yet present, put them on. To do this right click on an empty space and select New – string. Make sure the input that you enter exactly the correct string. After the values are created, open the Create “AutoAdminLogon entry and set the value to 1 and save this setting. Now you only need tocreate “DefaultPassword value. As with the first value you open this by a double-click and type the Benutzerkonte Gehorige password. Save and close the Registry editor.

After a restart, the operating system now automatically log in and on the Desktopoberflache startup.

 Safety information:

An automatic notification can be considered as a security risk of course. Especially if multiple users have access to the computer.  However, you should use the computer as a single user, you can safely this kind of user login enable.

A tip from us:

If you have automatic user login, you can set this in a startup by pressing the spacebar interrupt. It appears then the display to the user login. This kind of interruption is only temporary and is once again inactive on the next boot, so that the operating system automatically logs again. This kind of interruption does not work for Windows XP!


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