How to Avoid Windows’ Login Screen

Your computer is secure when you see login screens. Most often, users use this to stop other people from easily accessing their Windows PCs and viewing their personal information. But if you want to boot directly into Windows and you know that other people won’t be using your computer, this detailed tutorial explains how to do so.

How to Skip the Login Screen for Windows 10

Ignore the login screen. Making use of netplwiz
To enter the User Accounts window, press Win + R to open a Run window, type netplwiz, and click Enter. Choose your username. It’s probably going to be the primary account (in the Administrators group). Uncheck the box next to “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer” when the account is chosen.

Click OK to save your modifications. Enter your password if a dialog box asks you to do so in order to continue. To bypass the login prompt and access Windows 10 without inputting your password, restart your computer.
Use the same procedures to return to the login screen, but check the box next to To use this computer, users must provide their login and password. You can also opt to sign in using a Microsoft account.

Skip Login Screen Using Local Group Policy Editor

In a Run window, type gpedit.msc and hit Enter to launch the Local Group Policy Editor. Open the left pane and navigate to Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Logon. Double-click on the right side. Don’t let the Welcome Screen for Getting Started appear when you log in.

In the dialog box, choose Enabled. To ensure the modifications take effect, restart your computer.

How to Skip the Login Screen for Windows 11

In contrast to the Windows 10 technique, you have to disable a few settings in order to get your machine ready.
To access Settings, press Win + I. Then, select Accounts -> Sign-in choices from the left side. Disable the toggle by Additional settings, next to Limit the use of this device’s Windows Hello sign-in screen to Microsoft accounts only for increased security (Recommended).

To get around the login password on your Windows 11 device, follow the instructions for Windows 10 above.

Skip the Login Screen Using Registry Editor

It’s a good idea to backup your registry before making any changes so you have a copy in case you need to roll back to a previous version.
Next, open a Run window, type regedit, and hit Enter. Go to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

Right-click Winlogon, and click New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Name the new value AutoAdminLogon. Double-click it, and set its value to 1.

Once more, right-click Winlogon and choose New -> String Value. DefaultUserName is the new value’s name. After giving it a double-click, select Value data and type your username. Press OK.

When you do a right-click on Winlogon, choose New -> String Value. Give the new DefaultPassword value a name. Click OK after entering your account password under Value data.
It is no longer necessary to input your account credentials.

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