How to Log on to a Computer Without a Password

By Contributing Writer

Starting up your computer without a password is a simple process that requires only minimal preparation to do on a regular basis. Starting the operating system without a password will expedite the start-up process and make it much easier to turn on your computer. While setting up your computer to do this may sound difficult, it is actually quite simple with the proper instructions.

Step 1

Turn on your computer and allow the machine to fully load. Click on the "Start" button at the bottom of the page and select "Run" from the next menu. Type "regedit" into the text box and select "OK" at the bottom of the window.

Step 2

Locate the following registry key from the menu: "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon." Click on the "DefaultUserName" entry on the page and enter in your user name and password in the respective boxes.

Step 3

Click the "AutoAdminLogon" entry on the page and type the number "1" into the value entry box. Click "OK" at the bottom of the screen and quit the registry editor. Click the "Start" button at the bottom of the screen and select "Restart" from the subsequent menu. Allow the computer to reload. The operating system should start up without having to enter your password.