This tutorial provides step by step instruction to enable auto logon on Windows 8.1, Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
Auto logon in Windows 8
There are couple of ways to enable auto logon on Windows 8.1, either by removing the password for the user or by using option available as part of the User Accounts screen.
Removing password for user
If an user’s password is set to empty then you will be able to automatically login to the system. This is not the neat way but will solve the problem and this will work only when you have one user setup on system.
Navigate to Windows 8 sidebar and click the Settings icon.
Click More Settings and navigate to Users section.
Under Users screen, click the Change your password option and empty the password after entering the current password.
Windows 8 users can access User Account screen by typing control userpasswords2 in the Run dialog window. If you are not able to find Run menu option then check out how to open command prompt in Windows 8.
In the User Accounts screen, un tick the check box with label as Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer. Then click OK button to confirm and save the changes.
Auto logon in Windows 7 and Windows Vista
Auto logon feature can be enabled for Windows 7 by using User Accounts. The User Accounts window can be accessed either by
opening control userpasswords2 using the run command or
by typing netplwiz in search programs and files text box
The user accounts window has an option users must enter a user name and password to use this computer and by un ticking the checkbox the auto logon can be enabled for Windows 7. It is recommended to be disable this feature if you are not the only user of the Windows PC and to avoid unauthorized access of the system by other users.