Disabling the Windows XP login prompt for password

Updated: 01/24/2018 by Computer Hope

Disabling startup login prompt for password

Using Userpasswords2

  1. Click Start then Run.
  2. Type Control Userpasswords2 and press Enter.
  3. Uncheck the box next to for Users must enter a username and password to use this computer.
  4. Click Apply then OK.

Use TweakUI

  1. Download and install TweakUI.
  2. Once installed, open the program and click the plus sign next to Logon.
  3. Click AutoLogon.
  4. Check the box to Log on automatically at system startup.

Through the registry (regedit)

  1. Open the registry.
  2. Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
  3. In the DefaultUserName, make sure it is currently set to the username you use as your login.
  4. Next, in the DefaultPassword type the password you use to log in. If you do not see this, create a new String Value with this name.

To create a new string value click Edit, New, and click String Value. Name the string value for what was missing. Once created, double-click the string value to change its value.

  1. Next, open AutoAdminLogon and set the value to 1. If you do not see this, create a new String Value with this name.
  2. Finally, once all values are set, close Regedit and restart the computer.

Disabling prompt for password after Windows XP resumes from standby or hibernation

  1. Open the Control Panel
  2. Double-click Power Options.
  3. Uncheck the box next to Prompt for password when computer resumes from standby.
  4. Click Apply, and then OK.