Fix: Windows 10 Automatically Logs in The Last User

Ivan Jenic By: Ivan Jenic
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If you have multiple user accounts and you’re using Windows 10 Technical Preview, an error might occur, forcing your computer to automatically login to the last-logged user account, without giving you a choice. But fortunately, there’s a fix for this solution.
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Solution 1: A Registry Editor Tweak

  1. Go to Search and type regedit
  2. Open Registry Editor
  3. Navigate to the following key:
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\UserSwitch
  4. Check the “Enabled” DWORD
  5. Set the value of Enabled to 1
  6. Now we have to make sure that the value of Enabled will stay at 1, because there are certain processes in the computer that may automatically bring the value of Enabled back to 0, even if you manually set it to 1.
  7. Close Registry Editor and press Windows key and R at the same time
  8. In Run window, enter the following and press Enter: netplwiz
  9. User Accounts windows will display with a list of all users of your computer
  10. Check Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer, and click OK

Solution 2: Change Local Group Policies

If the Registry Editor fix didn’t work, you can try with changing one Local Group Policy. This solution is probably the best solution for this problem, and it should work on other versions of Windows, as well. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. In Search type edit group policy, and open Local Group Policy Editor
  2. In Local Group Policy Editor go to User Configuration, Windows Settings and Scripts (Logon/Logoff)
  3. Click on Logoff and go to Properties
  4. Set Script Name to: C:\windows\system32\reg.exe
  5. Set Script Parameters to: add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\UserSwitch /v Enabled /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
  6. Click OK and Close Local Group Policy Editor

This tweak should solve your login problems, as you’ll get a list of all users who use your computer on login. If you have some questions or suggestions, please share it with us in the comments.

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