How do I change the requirement to enter the password when booting the computer?


Hi all
My daughter gave me her old Vista computer and it requires me to enter a password when booting, I have the password and can enter it no problems but I don't want to have to enter it every time I turn the computer on, I want to be able to turn it on and come back later when it's booted and ready to go the same as I have always done on my XP machines. So is there a way of removing the requirement to enter the password? I have the existing password and full admin rights so I can change anything needed to remove the password requirement.
Thanks in advance for all help received.

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  1. Press WinKey+R or click on Start then Run, enter control userpasswords2 and press Enter or click OK.
  2. Check the "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" checkbox then click Apply. If it's already checked, skip to step 3.
  3. Select the user you want to be automatically logged on by clicking on it.
  4. Uncheck the "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" checkbox then click Apply.
When you do this another window will open with the userid you selected showing (you can enter a different one if the wrong one is showing). Enter the password if there is one, leave blank otherwise. Click OK and you're done. Next boot, the userid you selected should be automatically logged on.

Or, since you don't care about passwords, just remove the password from Control Panel, User Accounts.

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