If you upgraded to Windows 8.1 and you are now being required to logon with a Windows Live account, there is way to bypass that logon screen and let Windows auto logon for you.
As you may have discovered, Windows 8.1 is tightly integrated into a Windows Live Account. As a result, it can be a pain, especially for home based computer users to login each time Windows starts. By following these steps, it will make your life using the computer a little easier.
- Hit the Windows Key and the R key on your keyboard (Win + R) to bring up the RUN dialog box.
- Type in the RUN dialog box netplwiz and click OK
- When the Users Account box appear, under the Users Tab you will see he following: Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.
- Uncheck the box and click OK
- When the Automatically Sign In Box appears, type in your Windows Live Account username and password and click on OK
- Restart your computer to see if it took. During start up of the computer you will briefly see the log in screen (if you followed the steps correctly).
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