It happens—somebody graduates, somebody gets fired, somebody
dumps you. Sooner or later, you may need to delete an account from
GEM IN THE ROUGH: The Secret, Fully Automatic Logon Trick
You’re supposed to do most of your account-editing work in the
User Accounts pane of the Control Panel, which is basically a wizard
that offers one option per screen. That requirement may not thrill
veteran Windows 2000 fans, however, who are used to the much more
direct—and more powerful—User Accounts screen.
Actually, it’s still in Windows 8. To make it appear, press
+R to open the Run dialog box, type
netplwiz, authenticate yourself if necessary,
and then press Enter. You see the program shown here.
Most of the functions are the same as what you’d find in the
User Accounts control panel—it’s just that you don’t have to slog
through several wizard screens to get things done. Here you can add,
remove, or edit accounts, all in a single screen.
This older Control Panel program also offers a few features that you don’t get at all in the new one. For example, you can turn off the checkbox called “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.” When you do so and click OK, you get a dialog box called Automatically Log On, where you can specify a user name and password of one special person. This lucky individual won’t have to specify any name and password at ...
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