I have Windows 10 Pro computer with a local non-microsoft Admin Account. How can I enable it to login automatically at boot time? The corresponding checkbox in netplwiz isn't visible.

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    Please provide a screenshot. There should absolutely be a checkbox. – Ramhound Aug 25 '20 at 9:46
  • @Ramhound I added the screenshot. I read that the checkbox may disappear when using Windows Hello or Pin login, but I'm using neither. This is a fresh and fully updated install, no microsoft account, no pin or Windows Hello, just a single user. – Andreas Hartmann Aug 25 '20 at 13:09
  • Does this answer your question? Enable auto sign-in on Windows 10 – Spatz Mar 19 at 9:34

Go to Settings > Accounts > Work Access. If you have access with work place, the "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" option won't appear.

  • I don't have work access set up. – Andreas Hartmann Aug 28 '20 at 11:37
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    If you are using a Microsoft account, go to Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options. Toggle the button under "Require Windows Hello sign-in for Microsoft accounts" Off. Restart Windows 10 to apply the changes. Then you should see the checkbox "Users must enter a username and password to login" in netplwiz. – Kris Evans Sep 15 '20 at 3:37

In order to make the checkbox appear, you need to first remove your PIN (or face/fingerprint/security key if applicable)

go to Settings > Account > Sign In Options

select "Windows Hello PIN" and then click remove.

Then run netplwiz again and the checkbox should be visible.

  • Thanks. Unfortunately I can't test it anymore so I can't accept an answer at this time. – Andreas Hartmann Apr 18 at 10:17

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