Make Win8 Automatically Log in to main account & Switch User

August 27, 2014 at 09:59:42
Specs: Windows 8, Intel Quad/4096
I read a few articles on how to make Windows 8 automatically log in, yet I want Windows 8 to automatically log in to the main account which is password protected AND automatically switch user.

I want to do this because sometimes when I turn on the computer, I walk away then come back to it. You see, the reason why I want to do this is because when I turn on the computer and come back to it to log in my account, there's a little bit of a wait time to load up the account. If the computer automatically logs in and switches the user, then when I come back to the computer, all I have to do is type in the password, and everything is already loaded in that account.

Is that option possible? It must be.

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August 27, 2014 at 15:29:55
Is this what you're looking for?

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August 27, 2014 at 21:04:41
Hello, thanks for the reply.

The link you posted is for the first half of what I want Windows 8 to do.

Do you know what I need to do next so it can do the other half (automatically switch the user, not log out the user, once it logs in)?

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August 28, 2014 at 00:46:27
Just to clarify what you'd like to do...

Automatically log in (bypass the login screen) for one user, then automatically switch to (log in) another user?

If so, I don't know as that's possible. But it does have wondering why the need. Why not simply login (automatically bypass Windows log in as above) to that other user?

Possibly others here may know how to achieve what it is I think you want, but as I say I don't think the Windows log in process allows for it. Which having said, possibly a script might written which would then automatically run once one user has logged in OK? But I have no idea what/how that script would be/run...

When you have more than one user logged in to a given Windows installation, generally the other users are prevented from accessing the active user's desktop etc. directly. Switching users ("manually") requires a password for whichever user one is switching to; even if the password is left blank for the other user(s) - hope that last part makes sense...

Not perhaps directly related to your query, but these may also be of interest:

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August 28, 2014 at 09:50:58
Thanks for the reply, I actually got the code to do that.
It's in XML format to import into the task scheduler. So once I log into the account, the account gets locked automatically. I asked in a different forum and had someone answer me.

Here is the solution for the second half of my question:

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August 28, 2014 at 10:30:49
Thank you for the post back - and the link to that other forum with a solution to your part-2...

Always useful to know how others have resolved an issue; and also appreciated by all here when a poster reports back with the end results - regardless of how/where obtained.

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August 28, 2014 at 14:52:08
One bit of thing to conclude is that one might confuse that every time I go into the admin account, it will lock the screen. That might get you stuck out of your account. But no, Assuming the account is Logged Out and you Log In, then it will switch on you. But after you have logged in and you Switch the user account, then try to go back into the account, it will Not switch/lock out on you, so you won't end up locked out of the account.

And, yes, no problem at all. I will always figure a way to conclude something I begin so it is from start to finish so others can find what I posted as useful.

Thank you again for all your help

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