One of the most annoying features of Windows Vista is the login screen that displays all user accounts on the system. You have to click on one of the accounts and enter the password belonging to that user account to log in and use Windows Vista.
I don't think it makes that much sense to display this information if you log in with the same user most of the time. Security should also be of no concern because it is not that complicated to access the data even if you do not know the account password of the user.
The guy running One Tip a Day found a way to automatically log in into a user account during Vista startup. All you need to do is perform the following operations to enable auto login.
If everything went well Windows Vista will automatically log into the selected account during startup.
Update: Please note that you still need to click on the account to log in if that is not the only user account on the system.
The login process itself on the other hand does not require you to enter the password anymore, which can be useful in itself.
It is usually not recommended to use this method on multi-user systems, as other users would be able to log into the selected user account without entering the account password.
The method works for other versions of Windows such as Windows 7 or Windows 8 as well.
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