How to enable automatic login in Windows XP

The issue of security is always tantamount when it comes to computing. For there are always people out there, be that a programmed malware or an actual person, with downright malicious intent to steal your private data. So it is only apt you password protect your PC when it is preparing to boot. This startup password will jump at every time you try to boot your personal computer. Although it requires you to manually type in the password each and every time, it is a necessary evil you will have to live with if you are bent on making your computer secure. But then again there will definitely be the impatient amongst us all. And Windows XP has an option to allow you to bypass this very startup login option for those few. But you will need to make sure then that your computer is in an extremely safe environment and you are the only one with access to your PC. Also remember the fact that you always need a user account to bypass the startup password, if you are unable to bypass the password on the administrator account. So here are a few instructions from the Windows XP help team on how to do so.


  • Locate the “Start” button. It is at the bottom of your screen on the left side. Place the mouse pointer over the button and right click.
  • Find the “Run” command in the list that pops up above the start button. Put the mouse pointer over it and right click.
  • Type “CONTROLUSERPASSWORD2” next to the word “open” in the run command prompt. Click the “ok” button at the bottom of the window. This opens a new window that shows your user accounts.
  • Locate your user name. Do not choose the “Administrator” account.
  • Click on the check beside “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer” to uncheck the option. Click the “ok” button.
  • Type your password in the box provided. Shut down your computer and restart it for the bypass to be effective.

Hope these instructions from the Windows XP help team have helped you in the whole bypassing process. Thank you and have a great day.

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