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I have disabled my windows 8 lock screen but i would like to disable logging in altogether so that windows 8 automatically logs me in. If it is possible to disable lock screen, see here, then i'm sure there has to be a way of disabling logging in altogether but i don't just know how to. Can anyone help?

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Also see here for lock screen disabling and enabling auto login. –  Karan Oct 28 '12 at 23:25
@aditya if you feel that a question is a duplicate of another please use the flagging option instead. This will alert higher rep users and they can decide upon the action to take. –  KronoS Oct 29 '12 at 14:16
its not a duplicate. That question handles disabling the lock screen. I have disabled my pc lock screen. I even put a link on how to that in the question. –  Favourite Chigozie Onwuemene Oct 29 '12 at 16:24

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Press Win + R and enter:


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Uncheck the Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer check box and then hit apply.

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This will bring up a dialog which will ask for your password, enter it and hit OK.

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When you restart your PC next, you should be automatically logged in.

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that's easier than typing "control userpasswords2"! –  Moab Oct 28 '12 at 23:06
I wonder if having a Microsoft account changes anything. These are the same usernames, but one is local: i.stack.imgur.com/ywMEa.png –  Louis Oct 28 '12 at 23:24

Start the User Accounts settings by running netplwiz (Win + R). Uncheck the box

Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer

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More information

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I press start and type run –  Caleb Jares Oct 28 '12 at 23:02
Should be, "from the start screen type "run" –  Moab Oct 28 '12 at 23:04
Changed back to Win + R –  Caleb Jares Oct 28 '12 at 23:06

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