Speed Up Windows Vista Startup by Disabling the User and Password Prompts
|Date Added: June 19, 2008 06:22:34 PM|
Telling Vista to skip the user and password prompt is very easy – and fast. You can fix this problem in just a couple of minutes: a lot less time than you spend going through that prompt every time Vista starts.
First, click on Start.
Now, type "netplwiz" (without the quotation marks) in the search box and hit the Enter key. This brings up the Advanced User Accounts panel, which is where you'll make the changes that will shorten your startup time.
Find the "Users" tab and click it if it is not active. You should see a box marked "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer." Uncheck this box and click the "Apply" button to make the changes take effect.
Vista will prompt you to enter your current password. Go ahead and do this, then click on "OK."
Now Vista will automatically load your user account without asking you for your password. You'll save a few moments now, which will add up to quite a few minutes over time.