Advantages of Automatic Login in Windows® 7
What is automatic login in Windows 7? Explain its advantages.
Windows 7 is the most recent version of the highly popular Windows Operating System from Microsoft and it supersedes its predecessors in terms of options, usability, and overall functionality. The Windows 7 OS has many newly integrated options/functions apart from ones found in its previous versions and it is capable of intelligently optimizing the usage of system resources so as to avoid performance lag or slowing down of the PC. Windows 7 has a richer graphical interface and it has extensive support for various multimedia operations as it is pre-installed with the latest version of Direct X graphics engine from Microsoft. The options provided in the Windows 7 OS allow the users to configure the way the system performs a startup and supports password protected startups for preventing unauthorized access to the system and the data. Although the password protected startup of the Windows 7 system is highly recommended, some users might want to choose automatic logins due to many reasons. The password protected logins create great inconvenience in public computers and in certain cases, they further the overall system startup delay. The automatic login settings in Windows 7 allow the users to bypass these common problems and provide easy access to the system with minimal time delay.
Following points would help users automatically login Windows 7 during system startups:
- Advanced user accounts settings
- Changing login settings
- Automatic login
Advanced user accounts settings
The changes in login settings that are to be made so as to automatically log into Windows 7 should be done in the advanced user account settings applet in the Windows 7 control panel. Users can find the same by typing ‘Netplwiz.exe’ keyword in the search box of Windows 7 start menu. Selecting ‘Netplwiz.exe’ after search would help open up the advanced user accounts menu in the Windows 7 system.
Changing login settings
The user account control applet or the related window would have two tabs and the options needed to make Windows 7 log in automatically can be found in the ‘Users’ tab of the opened window. In the 'Users' tab, you should uncheck the checkbox right next to the option stating ‘Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer’. On clicking the 'Apply' button after un-checking the aforementioned checkbox, the automatic login settings windows would open up and the users would be prompted to enter a user name and password in the given fields for completing the setup.
Selecting the 'Apply' option in the menu after entering a desired user name and password would help complete the set-up for the Windows 7 system to login automatically without any user restrictions and password queries. Restarting the Windows 7 system after making the necessary changes would allow the users to log in to the Windows 7 system automatically and it would help to speed up the system startup process.
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