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So it is stated on websites such as howtogeek.com that to automatically log on to Windows 7, type netplwiz in the box after we click the Windows Start icon, or press WinKey + R and type in netplwiz.

A question is, what does "netplwiz" stand for? "Net Please Wiz?" It is a strange way to configure something.

Is this available by using the Control Panel instead?

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I wouldn't know what netplwiz stands for.
I do know it's not available in the control panel by default.
There are ways to add it though. You can find a tutorial here:
Scroll to the bottom and download and execute the right .reg file (there's one to add the applet and one to remove it again).

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Just for the record.

Netplwiz stands for "Network places wizard".

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