When you’re the only user of your computer, you might want to bypass the password requirement to log into Windows 7 and log in automatically when you boot the computer.
Of course, that’s not really a good idea from a security point of view when your computer is connected to the Internet, but people want to do it anyway.
The easiest way is to start with the Run command (Start > Run) and then open
For an easier way, add Run to the Windows 7 Start Menu. By default, Windows 7 does not show the Run command, but it’s easy to add. See Windows 7 — Adding a Run Command to the Start Menu
The Users tab of this User Accounts dialog box allows you to specify whether or not users have to enter a username and password in order to use this computer.
Note that this is an all–or–nothing choice — it does not provide control for individual user IDs.
For a more friendly way to control the User Accounts, let’s look at the Users Accounts functions in the Control Panel.
You jump directly to the screen that allows you to change
First, click on the Start Button. The next step differs by operating system.
In Windows XP, click on Run. This will open a dialog box, into which you type control userpasswords and press enter.
In Windows 7, type run in the search box and wait (or, add Run to the Windows 7 Start Menu as noted above). Then, at the top of the search results, you will find the program names that include the word "run". Click on the one that simply says "Run".
control userpasswords and press Enter.
Of course, there’s a Start menu-based method to get there, too.
That route is:
Start > Control Panel > User Accounts and Family Safety. Then click on the heading that says User Accounts.
Now you’re at the User Account maintenance dialog box for your user ID. Now you can change your password, remove your password, change your picture (icon) associated with your user ID, change the account name , and set the type account (administrator or limited user).
Note that you can also change the User Account Control (UAC) settings here. These allow you to make UAC more protective or less protective.
This screen also let’s you switch to managing another user.
This dialog box provides most of the functions you are likely to need. There are additional controls that you can set by individual user via the Advanced tab on the
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