Vista Auto Logon

The Vista Auto Logon tweak is one of those Windows Tips and Tricks that simply saves you time over and over again. It speeds up the start-up process of your computer.

This technique involves editing the Windows Registry, so it might not be for the faint of heart, but if you follow these steps carefully, nothing will go wrong (by the way, we also have a couple of nice windows registry tweaks here). This Vista Auto Logon trick also requires administrative rights over your computer, so you need to be logged on with an administrator account.

Anyway, here's how to implement this tweak:

Of course, this tip has some security implications. In a computing environment where security is an issue and where you don't want other users to have access to your account, the Vista Auto Logon tweak shouldn't be implemented. But in most home computing environments this trick can save you a lot of time.

Once logged on, you can of course switch to other user accounts like you normally can.

Please also bear in mind that your password is stored unencrypted (in plain text) in the registry. If your computer is part of a network, someone with rights to remotely edit the registry might find your password (if he or she knows where to look).

Also check out our Windows XP Auto Logon article

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