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I decided to give Vista another go, and reinstalled it on my computer, along with SP1. Being a fresh install, I had to go through and set everything up the way I had it before, including the way Vista logs me in.

I want Vista to automatically log me in each time I start the computer up. I wasn’t sure how to do this, so I went to Google. One of the first hits I came across actually linked back to our Lockergnome.com blogging network. Thankfully, this isn’t so hard to do.

To open this in the UAC (or User Account Control) in Vista, go to the start/search area of Vista, and type in NETPLWIZ. Once you get there:

  • UNcheck the box next to “Users should enter a username and password to use this computer,” and then press OK.
  • Type the username and password for the user you want to automatically logon to Windows Vista when it boots up and press OK.
  • Reboot the computer.

It’s that simple. Vista will remember the username and password, and you won’t have to log in every time you boot the computer.

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