There are plenty of good reasons to auto login to your computer. For one, with an automatic login, you no longer need to enter your password every day, speeding up the impression of how long it takes your computer to start.
Of course there are several reasons not to setup your computer to auto logon too. The most important reason is that you'll lose the ability to secure your files from others that have physical access to your computer.
However, if security isn't an issue, I must say being able to automatically login to Windows is pretty handy... and easy to do. It's something you can configure in just a few minutes.
Some of the steps involved in configuring Windows to automatically login differ depending on which Windows operating system you're using.
For example, the command used to launch the Advanced User Accounts Control Panel applet is completely different in Windows XP than in Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
Choose the correct link below to see a specific guide on auto login procedures for your version of Windows:
- How To Automatically Logon To Windows 7
- How To Automatically Logon To Windows Vista
- How To Automatically Logon To Windows XP
Note: If your computer has more than one user account and you configure an auto login for one of those accounts, you (or the account holder) will need to log off or switch users from your automatically logged in account to use the other user account.
In other words, if you have more than one user on your computer and you choose to auto login your account, you're actually slowing down the other user's experience.