Windows® 7 auto login disable
Get to know more about the reasons due to which auto login disables in Windows 7
Auto login is a useful feature that helps to automatically log on to the user account and thus it saves time. It is possible to perform auto login in Windows 7; for that select 'Start' and go to 'Run' option and type "control userpasswords2" in the 'Run' option. Then a user account window would open and uncheck the option 'Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer'. This login feature helps to automatically log in with a few simple steps. This is very convenient to use and at the same time it causes some security issues. With this auto login feature in Windows 7, any user could easily enter into the system. When you make your system into automatic login, everyone could physically gain access to the computer which includes any network or networks that the computer is connected to. When this setting is used, the password is stored in the registry. But sometimes the auto login feature might get disabled automatically due to some reasons.
Following are the reason due to which auto login disables automatically in Windows 7 and tips to fix the issues:
- Due to Incorrect Registry Modification
- Due to Virus Attacks
- Tips to Resolve the Issues
Due to Incorrect Registry Modification
Auto login disables due to several reasons. When you turn on auto login, the password is stored in the registry. The registry is the major part of a system. If you modify the registry or if you perform registry cleaning process, then it would cause the accidental deletion of the password. Due to this incorrect modification of the registry it might result in the disabling of auto login in Windows 7.
Due to Virus Attacks
If your system is infected with the virus then it would cause the disabling of auto login in Windows 7. The virus is the malicious program which causes the malfunctioning of the system file and also makes the problem in the registry. It corrupts the system files and mainly the entries stored in the registry. Thus it causes the disabling of the auto login in Windows 7.
To resolve the issue you need to first find out the cause due to which auto login was disabled. If it is due to virus attack then you need to perform a full system scan. Thus you can remove the harmful virus from the system. You might install a powerful antivirus program and perform a full system scan and update the antivirus program to get the latest virus definitions. Also you need to back up the registry before modifying it. Any wrong changes done in the registry entries might prove to be harmful as it is one of the critical areas of a system.
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