Windows 11 Login: How to Set It up Automatically
By default, accessing a Windows 10 or Windows 11 computer with your Microsoft account requires a login every time you use the computer. While this is necessary for security, it can be unnecessary for stationary desktops at home. In the past, you could opt out of this by using a tool called Netplwiz. However, with the Windows 11 update, this option has changed, as the “User name and password must be entered to use the computer” option has disappeared on many computers in the interest of security.
Nevertheless, it is still possible to set up automatic login for desktop computers with a few extra steps. Here’s how to do it:
1. Open Windows Settings either through the Start button or by using the Windows+I keyboard shortcut. Then navigate to Accounts in the left-hand menu.
2. Select Login Options and make sure the “For improved security, you should only allow sign-in with Windows Hello for Microsoft accounts on this device (recommended)” feature is turned off.
3. Use the Search tool in Windows and type “Netplwiz.” In the search results, click on the icon with two people and a key.
4. Uncheck the box “User name and password must be entered for use of the computer” and click Apply.
5. Enter your username, whether it’s your local account or your Microsoft account, and then type in your password. Confirm with OK. The next time you start your computer, you will be automatically logged in with these details.
This article was translated from Swedish to English and originally appeared on pcforalla.se.