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Many users use just one main login for a windows 8 PC with no password and that one logs in automaticaly (user1).

In order to access files from windows 8 machine on Android or other Windows PCs, a separate second login with password is the easiest solution. (user2)

How can one setup autologin for user1 and keep user2 somehow very much in the background and never bother the main user.

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marked as duplicate by Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, and31415, Heptite, Kevin Panko, Moses Aug 8 '14 at 18:53

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

It looks like this question was previously answered here:… – Llamanerds Jan 11 '13 at 0:34
indeed. still, netplwiz == control userpasswords2 – Lorenzo Von Matterhorn Jan 11 '13 at 0:45

on the run dialog type

control userpasswords2

click the user, de-select the box, apply and done.

note: if it doesn't work via run dialog, run it from an elevated cmd.exe


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note2: image is outdated, UI is still the same-ish

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That does have user account management information, but I don't see an auto-login option to enable. – Llamanerds Jan 11 '13 at 0:32
@Llamanerds i edited the answer – Lorenzo Von Matterhorn Jan 11 '13 at 0:40

I have always prefered to use the Registry and AutoAdminLogon Launch Regedit and navigate to:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\winlogon 
Set: AutoAdminLogon = 1 (one means automatic, zero means off, normal logon.)

Actually, the key point is setting a DefaultPassword for the DefaultUserName.

Create a new String Value called DefaultPassword
Set: DefaultPassword = "YourPwd".

If you want to know more here is an article of mine about AutoAdminLogon in Windows 8

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