Is your Windows 10 auto login not working? Fix it

Vladimir Popescu
by Vladimir Popescu
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If you find that your Windows 10 auto-login process is not working properly, you are not the only user experiencing issues.

This is an extremely frustrating issue, especially if you used it before and it worked just fine.


It seems that the problem appears after users applied the latest Windows 10 updates.  This issue occurs on both x32 and x64 versions of the operating system.

Even though an official fix is yet to be released by Microsoft, we scoured the internet for the best troubleshooting steps you can try.

Even though these methods are not a complete fix to this issue, some users have had good results by trying this, so they are worth trying in your case as well.

Read on to find out more.

How to fix Windows 10 auto-login issues

1. Use the Windows AutoLogOn v 3.10 tool

Autologon 3.1 - Windows 10 auto login not working

  1. Download the tool from Microsoft.
  2. Run the tool and fill in the appropriate boxes with the information required.
  3. Click Enable to start the service.

Note: If Exchange Activesync password restrictions are activated, Windows will not accept the auto-login configuration.

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2. Use Registry Editor to enable the function

  1. Press the Win+R keys on your keyboard -> type regedit -> press Enter.
  2. Inside the Registry Editor window -> navigate to the following location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/WindowsNT/CurrentVersion/Winlogon
  3. Using the right pane of the Winlogon registry key -> search for the DefaultUserName and DefaultPassword values.
  4. Double-click on each of the strings and set the Value date with your user name and password. (if you’re using a Microsoft account, add the Microsoft Account/<your email ID>).
  5. Double-click on AutoAdminLogon string -> set the Value to 1 -> click Ok.
  6. Close the Registry Editor and restart your Windows 10 PC.

3. Use netplwiz command to enable auto logon

  1. Press the Win+R keys -> type netplwiz -> hit Enter.
  2. Inside the User Accounts window -> click the Users tab -> uncheck the option Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.
  3. Type your credentials inside the Automatically sign in dialog displayed -> press Ok -> click Apply -> Ok.
  4. Restart your Windows 10 PC.


We hope these methods have helped you bypass the Windows 10 auto login not working properly issue, and that you can log into your machine without the need to enter credentials.


We would love to know if this guide has proven helpful in your case. Do you have any suggestions?

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