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How To Automatically Login To Windows 8 [Direct Logon]

We earlier covered a post which explained how users can login directly into Windows 7 without entering a password. The recent release of Windows 8 has brought forward the same question. In this post we will tell you how to directly login to Windows 8 to circumvent the login screen. The procedure does not change at all.

To get started, on Start Screen, type netplwiz and hit Enter on keyboard to launch User Accounts dialog.

Now, select a user from the list and uncheck the checkbox which says “User must enter a username and password to use this computer” and click OK.


This will open a new window where you will be asked to enter a password for the selected user. Enter a password and click OK. The next time your system starts or reboots you will be directly logged into your system without having to enter a password.


If you want to bypass Windows 8 Start Screen and jump directly to desktop on Windows logon, check out our guide here.


  1. Yes, it works. Combined with this hack (RPEnabled registry hack) you can boot into Your Windows Desktop passing by the ugly Metro design.
    Even Vista and W7 milky design is looking nice compared to W8 ugly green and tiles.
    Now You know, how to get rid of them as soon as possible!

  2. Hi,
    allredy know how to switch to circumvent the f*** ugly Metro tiles.
    Does your hint also provide directly boot into “explorer” resp. “desktop” as shell?

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