Want to log on user account automatically at Windows 8.1 startup? Forgot Windows 8 password and hope to get rid of the password to login on Windows 8? Here we introduce you three easy yet useful ways to make your Windows 8/8.1 computer auto login (both local account and Microsoft account are feasible). The content will be divided into the following two parts:
Part 1. How to Enable Automatic Login in Windows 8/8.1 When the Password was Forgotten – Remove Windows 8/8.1 Lost Password
No matter what Operating System we are using, we are likely to fail to access our computer for some reasons, like forgotten login password, black screen, blue screen, etc. Here we mainly focus on "Windows 8/8.1 forgot login password – how to remove the password and sign in Windows 8/8.1 automatically".
To be honest, if you want to bypass the password and login to Windows 8/8.1 automatically when you forgot the password, you have no other choices but to remove the password. To achieve this, you need the help of Windows Password Removal Tool.
Note: When downloading, you should pay attention what version of this software you need:
1. Windows Password Removal Tool Standard – cheapest but only support to remove local account password;
2. Windows Password Removal Tool Ultimate – Support local account and Microsoft
account but a little more expensive.
When the locked Windows 8/8.1 boots successfully, you can see the interface of the program, just choose the installation OS and the account whose password you want to remove. Don't forget to check "Remove the password".
Note: Microsoft account password can only be reset instead of being removed.
Part 2. How to Automatically Sign in Windows 8/8.1 When You Can Login Normally with Password
It's very easy to set auto sign-in on Windows 8/8.1. You have two optional choices – via Netplwiz or via Registry Editor. Below is the detailed guide on how to log on user account automatically at windows 8.1 startup.
1. These two ways require you to log into Windows 8/8.1 as an administrator firstly.
2. Choice 1 is securer than Choice 2. With Choice 1, the password can be seen by anyone who can access the computer, while Choice 2 can't.
Choice 1. Turn on Auto Login on Windows 8/8.1 via Netplwiz
Press "Windows + R" keys to open the Run box. Then type "netplwiz" or "controluserpassword2" (quotation mark) and hit Enter.
In User Accounts window, the option "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" is checked by default. If not, check it.
Select the user name of local user account or Microsoft account that you want to use to log into Windows 8/8.1 automatically.
Uncheck the "User must enter a user name and password to use this computer" option and tap on OK or Apply.
Enter the password of the account that you choose twice and click on OK.
Choice 2. Enable Auto Sign-in on Windows 8/8.1 via Registry Editor
Press "Windows + R" keys to open Run box. Then type "regedit" (no quotation mark) and tap on OK.
In Registry Editor window, navigate to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon.
In the right section, find AutoAdminLogon, DefaultDomainName and DefaultUserName;
Double-click on AutoAdminLogon and set its value to 1 and click on OK;
Double-click on DefaultDomainName and type your computer name in "Value data" box and click on OK;
Double-click on DefaultUserName and type the user name of the account that you want to make it login automatically.
Then you can login to your Windows 8/8.1 automatically without typing any password.
Above are all feasible solutions on how to turn on auto login on Windows 8/8.1. If you like them, don't forget to share with your friends.